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:: Hong Kong : Osage at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 : 23.03.2017 – 25.03.2017

Osage Gallery will take part again in the Insights, Encounters, Film and Salon sectors in Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 from March 21, 2017 to March 25, 2017. From fetishizing horror and beauty to contemplating anxiety and morality, this carefully curated collection ranging from installations to documentations aims to provoke and undermine the sensibilities of viewers. At times dark and on occasion satirical, these powerful and provoking works by the most current Chinese artists present for us a celebration of the fragility and volatility of the human condition.


Insights | Booth 3D39 | Jiang Zhi, Shen Shaomin and Zhao Zhao
Trembling, Twisting, Testing…three Chinese artists outline mechanisms of power and control t...hrough making visible moments of the very opposite – instances of slippages, outbursts of transgression and situations that spiral out of control. In these moments, we are witnesses to vulnerability, to the unspoken rules of daily life, and to possibilities of existing beyond these rules.

Encounters | Booth 1E06 | Shen Shaomin
The project Summit (2009-2010) takes as its starting point a hypothetical meeting of the most significant Communist leaders in history: Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro. Apart from Castro, who lies faintly breathing and speechless, the leaders lie in coffins, making the summit of these once vociferous leaders a silent one. At a time when the whole world is drawn into the vortex of economic crisis, and doubt has emerged about the values inherent in Capitalism, the work poses the questions: are the ideas and ideals of these long-gone socialist vanguards still relevant? Will their ideas, concepts and theories on Capitalism and Socialism merge to reflect our sensibilities someday?

Film | Theatre 2, HKCEC | Shen Shaomin
[The film, I am Chinese,…] is an edited slice of life of a small group of neglected people who are both forgotten and unrecognized in China. Taking the form of an over one hour-long documentary video, the camera, like a fly on the wall, chronicles the daily routines of ethnic Russians living on the edge, whose ancestors during the First World War crossed the Chinese border on the Heilongjiang River to settle in Hongjiang, a small farming village of 30 square kilometers. ----- David Elliot

March 23, 12:30pm, 74'

Salon | Auditorium | Shen Shaomin, Masaki Fujihata, Maurice Benayoun
Shen Shaomin, Masaki Fujihata and Maurice Benayoun will be participating in Salon, an afternoon series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld. It is an open platform for dozens of short, often informal presentations, such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances with a range of speakers representing many different aspects of the artworld.

Shen Shaomin: March 23, 2pm to 3pm
Masaki Fujihata and Maurice Benayoun: March 25, 1pm to 2pm

VIP Dates and Hours (by invitation):
Tuesday, March 21 3pm-8pm
Wednesday, March 22 1pm-5pm

Vernissage Dates and Hours (by invitation):
March 22, 5pm-9pm

Public Dates and Hours:
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1pm to 8pm
Friday, March 24, 2017, 1pm to 9pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11am to 6pm


Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

Website: https://www.artbasel.com/

Enquiries:

Chloe Chu: chloechu@osagegallery.com / +852 2389 8332

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:: Gallery Closed : 26.02.2017 – 16.03.2017

Osage Gallery Hong Kong is currently closed in preparation for a new exhibition on March 17, 2017. Thanks for your patience and we hope to see you soon!

 

 

:: Hong Kong : Other Sides of Evidence : 06.02.2017 - 25.02.2017

Osage Art Foundation is pleased to announce the exhibition titled “Other Sides of Evidence” curated by Solomon Yu, featuring the works of local art practitioners. Artists Lam Siu-wing, Eric Tsang, Solomon Yu and the art group Archive of the People will present their artworks as a way to explore the relation between truth and art creation. The exhibition will open on Feb 6, 2017 at Osage Hong Kong and an on-site public forum will be held on Feb 25, 2017 to engage the public and the artists.

Exhibition Period:

06.02.2017 - 25.02.2017

Opening Reception:

09.02.2017, 7 - 9 pm

Public Forum:

25.02.2017, 3 - 5 pm

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Open to special appointments outside of these times. Closed on Public Holidays.

Venue: Osage Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Venue Sponsor: Osage Art Foundation

Support by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Enquiries:

Melody Qin: melodyqin@osagegallery.com / +852 2389 8332

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:: Hong Kong : HK|Runway! : 17.01.2017 - 22.01.2017

Organised by Osage Art Foundation and The Hong Kong Design Institute, HK|Runway! is an unconventional multidisciplinary project in which fashion is redefined as multifaceted enterprise and artistic process. By juxtaposing garments, design, art, music, choreography, and architecture, HKIRunway! moves beyond the traditional givens of a fashion week-catwalks, buyers’ booths, press conferences-reimagining instead the encounter between designers, the trade, and the audience as an endeavour that transcends the quotidian. The project interprets fashion as performance, business, and community.

Programme:

Fashion as a Performance” with scenographic design installation by Tobias Gremmler, photogrammetry capture by Benny Woo, music composed by Chan Sze-Rok , exhibition design by Michael Arellanes and choreography by Nina Habulan Gelladuga and Proceso Seguismar Gelladuga II is an opening performance which incorporates mixed media and interactive projections to present the work of ten Hong Kong designers.

Fashion as a Business” is a trade show which features creative booth design fused with artistic and architectural elements for a different fashion viewing experience, acting as a platform for young designers to meet trade buyers.

Fashion as a Community” is an open market which seeks to create a dialogue between the public and fashion designers as a way to foster a creative atmosphere within the community.

Anothermountainman, the design curator and advisor, selected ten fashion designers who are graduates of Hong Kong Design Institute from years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and works on the graphic design of the project.

Event Dates:

Fashion as a Performance: 17.01.2017 (limited capacity, by invitation)
Fashion as a Business: 18.01.2017 - 19.01.2017 (limited capacity, RSVP)
Fashion as a Community: 20.01.2017 - 22.01.2017, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

To register for Fashion as a Business, please go to the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaylQ3RBUsVLekZpoV7NLcx5UnRLKJ6Xl6MDVk7AMR4l8aqw/viewform

Support Organisation: School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Media Partner: Milk Magazine

Equipment Sponsor: EPSON

Beverage Sponsor: San Miguel

Venue: Osage Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

List of Participating Fashion Designers:

Ip Wai Ha, Kendra
Lai Yan Yuen, Jason
Leung Sui Ching, Debbie
Ng Pui Man, MM
Ng Yee Ping, Pim
Tai Tung, Edwina
Tsang Che Fung, Darren
Tse Siu Shan, Hill
Wong Ka Wai, Dorothy
Wong Kit Mei, Sky

List of Participating Dancers:

Chan Lee
Chloé Yates
Daniel John Domingo
Heidi Yu
Iroy Tadiosa Abesamis
Jamira Uding
Lisa Bergstrom
Puiyi Wong
Reagan Cornelio
Sara Tang
Vonnie Chau
Wesley Ryan

Enquiries:
Andy Cheng: andycheng@osagegallery.com / +852 2389 8332

Image Credit:

Scenographic design installation: Tobias Gremmler
Photogrammetry Capture: Benny Woo
Model: Wong Pui Yi
Designer: Ip Wai Ha, Kendra
Graphic Design: Anothermountainman/84000 communications

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:: Merry Chrismas and Happy New Year


    All of us at Osage wish you a

              Merry Christmas
                           &
              Happy New Year!

In celebration of the festival season, Osage Merchandising, Osage Art Consultancy, and Sigma Art Service will have special office hours on the following days:

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

09:30 - 15:00

Sunday - Tuesday, Dec 25 - 27, 2016

CLOSED

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016

09:30 - 15:00

Sunday, Jan - 1 - 2, 2017

CLOSED

Osage Gallery Hong Kong is closed in preparation for the next exhibition and will re-open on 17th Jan, 2017
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2016    
 

 

Hong Kong :: Miao Xiaochun :: Mirage: The Cosmos from Past to Future :: 09.07.2016 – 12.15.2016

Exhibition Period:
09.07.2016 – 12.15.2016

Opening Hours: 

Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Open to special appointments outside of these times. Closed on Public Holidays.
Venue: 
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Melody Qin: melodyqin@osagegallery.com / +852 2389 8332

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Hong Kong :: Ma Shuqing, Ng Joon Kiat, Ian Woo :: Walking Dreaming Painting :: 09.07.2016 – 12.15.2016

Exhibition Period:
09.07.2016 – 12.15.2016

Opening Hours: 

Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Open to special appointments outside of these times. Closed on Public Holidays.

Venue: 
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Melody Qin: melodyqin@osagegallery.com / +852 2389 8332

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Beijing::Osage at China International Gallery Exposition: 09.01.2016 09.04.2016

Osage Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the 12th edition of the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE). Osage will be presenting a solo booth by Beijing based artist Li Xinping, debuting a selection of his new oil on canvas works.

Li Xinping’s new works are an elaboration on the cognition and criticism of philosophical propositions. In the paintings, the rational and the poetic of the universe collide as the artist depicts a universal operating system by using geometric and abstract structures. The artist is not only concerned with the criticism of commonly misinterpreted philosophical propositions in contemporary society, but also in exploring the relationship of Yin and Yang – forces that mutually reinforce and neutralize each other, both in the natural sciences and in human thought. The artist eagerly looks forward to awakening the instinct of questioning the unknown world in the audience.

The artist will extend his unique style of creating this year, as is manifest in his new exploration of philosophy and sociology in CIGE. In his six meter wide oil painting “Principle of Metaphysics”, mechanical graphics and geometric lines interweave and float across the painting. The painting is a dialogue on the power of esoteric knowledge. The artist further extends this concept with more subtle scenes of love songs and war, depicting inevitably tangled chaos. Philosophical propositions are restored to a rational image, as embodied in the geometrical shapes in the artwork; social identity is discarded. It is through the abstract that Li Xinping expresses the contemporary social situation in order to expose a perception of the order of the human world that is beyond our current perception. The title of the artwork references such a notion of the constant pursuit of knowledge that has historically occurred and will occur. The image itself  encourages viewers to reflect on the limitations of their own knowledge, fields of vision and values to ultimately truly experience universal, eternal beauty.

Booth No: A41

VIP Preview:
Thursday, 1 September | 5pm to 10pm

Public Fair Dates and Hours:
Friday, 2 September| 10am to 7pm
Saturday, 3 September | 10am to 7pm
Sunday, 4 September| 10am to 5pm

Address:
China National Convention Centre (Hall 3&4), No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China



 

 

Hong Kong::Post-Industrial Landscapes 4.0 - AAVS Hong Kong 2016:: Sugar :: Hong Kong 2016

The second Architectural Association Visiting School (AAVS) is to be held in Hong Kong in July 2016. Participants will be guided through workshops and lectures, the results of which will be shown in the exhibition, “Post-Industrial Landscapes”. Osage Art Foundation is pleased to be the venue sponsor of the AAVS exhibition, and a supporter of the young emerging talents. Osage Art foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 2004 with three main goals - Creative Communities, Cultural Cooperation and Creative Capacity. We aim to stimulate the development of alternative education models in Hong Kong. We regularly support activities by Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Christian Services, School of Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong) and Hong Kong Baptist University.

The theme of this year’s AAVS workshop is Sugar. Sugar is sexy, superbly successful, stimulating, sweet and synonymous for a society of hyper consumption and addiction to instant gratification in all levels of life. We live in a new electronically permeated, augmented and mediated landscape, framed by biological addiction, mental hyper-activity and electronic stimuli. We allow and enjoy continuous stimulation of our optic nerves through a myriad of optical devices, immersing ourselves in the likes of Oculus, Virtual Reality and Augmentation. Consuming not only electronically, but physically more than ever before in human history. Yet we experience and see more unbuilt virtual spaces than actual architectural physical environments each day. Becoming sugar addicted in all digital, physical, and biological ways.

Bringing together a handful of the notable industry experts in their respective fields and with cross disciplinary backgrounds, the 10-day workshop of AAVS will be run by Cesar Jung-Harada, Tobias Klein, Victor Leung and Ferdinand Fritz in July 2016. In addition, a series of lectures will be held by a number of International key speakers. In partnership with the City University of Hong Kong, and the renowned School of Creative Media, the workshop provides tremendous exposure not only in the Academic sector, but also in the world of Architecture and Design locally and internationally.

In all of the Post-Industrial Landscapes workshops the aim is to be opportunistic; exploring and pushing the technological possibilities and concepts of our disciplinary involvement. In three previous iterations of this successful workshop in 2013 Ottawa, Canada, 2014 San Francisco, USA, and 2015 Hong Kong, outstanding results were demonstrated. For instance, in 2015, Post-Industrial Landscapes 3.0 explored space as an interface laboratory connecting the urban fabric of multiple agents to become a place between the networks and the city of Hong Kong. The results were overwhelming in quality and were exhibited at Osage.

As one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of architecture, the AA School of Architecture prides itself for being at the epi-centre of contemporary architectural conversation worldwide. From exhibitions, lectures, to symposia and publications, the AA has provided the backdrop for three Pritzker Prize winners Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers and handfuls of the most influential architects and thinkers of today. In 2008, the AA had launched its Visiting School Programme with the ambition of reaching larger audiences and sectors from its doorstep of 36 Bedford Square, London.

Exhibition Details

Opening Ceremony:

21.07.2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Exhibition period:  

21.07.2016 – 19.08.2016

Opening Hours: 

Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Venue: 
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Hong Kong::“Beyond Planting a Tree: The Various Possible Landscape Design Ideas for Hong Kong” - HKDI Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture & Landscape Architecture BA (Hons) degree Graduation Show  :: 06.07.2016 – 17.07.2016

In Hong Kong, our city, coastlines, even countryside, are a response to geographical and spatial limitations. It is as if our activities and imagination are impeded by both visible and invisible boundaries. Starting from thinking about the urban spaces of this city, the students of Landscape Architecture study the limitations as dictated by land and reference related examples in order to discover the possibilities of transforming a place.

HKDI higher diploma in landscape architecture and landscape architecture BA (Hons) degree graduation show “Beyond Planting a Tree: The Various Possible Landscape Design Ideas for Hong Kong” will present students’ individual final projects as well as group works.

The HKDI higher diploma in landscape architecture and landscape architecture BA(Hons) degree curriculum aims at helping those who aspire to engage in the Landscape Architecture industry to build the basis of their design ability and set the foundation for their career development. The Landscape Architecture BA(Hons) degree curriculum is a one-year program offered by HKDI in conjunction with Birmingham City University (BCU). The landscape architecture curriculum established by BCU is acknowledged by the British Landscape Institute.

Venue sponsor by Osage Gallery.

Exhibition Details
Opening Ceremony:
05.07.2016, 6.30pm-9.00pm

Exhibition period:  
06.07.2016 – 17.07.2016

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong::Works by Wilson Shieh::05.06.16 – 30.06.16

A showcase of Wilson Shieh’s works from 2008-2013, surveyed are numerous threads of Shieh’s practice. Although Wilson Shieh is known for his gong-bi technique, it is also important to note his experimental treatment of other media, such as acrylic, color pencil and wood block prints which has allowed the artist to develop an expansive practice of motifs and concepts.

Exhibited are works from the Fitting Room series, in which Shieh explores the androgynous body; broad shouldered and small waisted - interchangeable for both his male and female characters. With these doll-like bases, he weighs on them with an exterior of individual hairstyles, faces, and apparel imbued with heavy questions on gender dynamics, culture, and identity. Like in painting a naked woman to play the strings of a naked man in “Music Families”, or the adornment of weaponized femininity in “Butterfly the Ninja”, his fixation on women and their higher power comes across in a great deal of his work. However, the women dressed head to toe in glass in “Glass Curtain Sisters” say more about Hong Kong than themselves.

In finding grounds for his identity and culture, he collects, assembles and disassembles celebrities, movies, and other icons of Hong Kong that have become the major building blocks that accumulated into what is our local culture. Often alluding to the familiar child-like aesthetics of paper dolls or old-fashioned decorative posters, these illustrations echo his previous focus on bodies and the separate exterior. This estranged visual organization indexes not only his pop cultural influences but also his influences as an artist. Being one of Hong Kong’s most established contemporary artists, his place constantly oscillates between the global and local Hong Kong market, and like a typical Hongkonger between China and the rest of the west. Thus forming a body of work colorful in Hong Kong and western references.

Exhibition period:  
05.06.16 – 30.06.16

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

 

Hong Kong::Business as Usual (The Day After Ground Zero)::05.06.16 – 30.06.16

Artists: Alvin Zafra, Bea Camacho, Felix Bacalo, Jenifer Wofford, Louie Cordero, Maria Taniguchi, Mike Arcega, Ringo Bunoan, Victor Balanon

The artists featured in the showcase navigate the inherited cultural horizons between the inward and outward currents of the Philippines, working with irony, satire, appropriation, and transgression. The instinct of burning down existing structures, ways of thinking and perception, in order to start afresh, is juxtaposed with that to find the space between the existing and yet to exist languages to describe what could and should be. 

Using live bullets, Alvin Zafra etches out on sandpaper portraits of martyrs and executioners. Each portrait uses up one round of bullets.

Bea Camacho disassembles extracts from Jean-Paul Sartre’s “The Imaginary”, cutting up the text, only to re-structure paragraphs alphabetically. The text is chosen for its description of the nature of human consciousness and imagination. The artist states, “I am interested in a personal narrative and the idea of memory, absence and loss that come from personal experience, but I try to veer away from an over-sentimental representation towards an analytical and perhaps scientific approach. I see it as rationalization of intangible complexities.”

Felix Bacalor’s “I Didn’t Know What I Was Doing but I’m Glad that it’s Done”, consists of scorched books – referencing the immaterial, the aftermath, and the imprint of sensations that linger in the mind after the reception of a work.

Jenifer Wofford’s “Nurse” series confronts our perceptions of stereotypes, as pertaining to the ‘pious’, ‘caring’ Nurse, fleshing out this image to include the personalities behind the occupation and the associated social standings.

Louie Cordero’s filters pop culture imagery through his subconscious into abstract paintings reminiscent of designs by the Memphis group, referencing colors of Jeepneys, and the similar improvised layers of forms.

Maria Taniguchi’s diptychs, “Untitled Mirrors” draws the association of a universe composed of fragments and bytes. Composed of a backdrop resembling a galactic, expansive space and flat fields of reductive color, the work references the mirror as a threshold between the intangible and the tangible, familiar and unfamiliar, becoming and unbecoming. 

Mike Arcega takes a humorous approach to the history of colonialization with a scaled down version of a Spanish galleon made entirely out of Manila folders. Manila folders were chosen as the material, as they are made from a native Philippine plant – the very same plant that produced the strongest known fiber and was monopolized by the Spanish armada. In this way, Arcega “[recontextualises history without divesting it of its relevance and repercussions.” (Ronald Achacoso, Futuramanila. Hong Kong: Osage, 2010).  

Ringo Bunoan’s “Hurry and Delay: Self Portrait as Penelope” consists of steel wool knitted into a cascading, reflective tapestry.

Victor Balanon’s raw ink on paper graphic illustrations oscillate between a fantastic and stark depiction of urban life in the slums of Manila.

What underlies all of the gestures and methods of critique and transgression is an overture of – perhaps, not hope – but of sending a message out in a bottle, a means of surviving in the present. 

The title of the exhibition is taken from Ronald Achacoso’s essay, Futuramanila (Hong Kong: Osage, 2010).

Exhibition period: 05.06.16 – 30.06.16

Exhibition period:  
28.12.2015 – 23.01.2016

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Open to special appointments during these times.

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

 

Hong Kong::Maurice Benayoun: JUST DIG/IT!:: 20.04.2016 – 25.05.2016

The exhibition JUST DIG/IT!  presents for the first time as large-scale installations, Inside the Tunnel under the Atlantic (1995, video, 22”30’) and Inside the Paris-New Delhi Tunnel (1997, video, 13”00’). Presented will also be Tunnel Shots, produced at the Pompidou Center during the exhibition of Tunnel under the Atlantic (1995), never before shown to the public.

The work,Tunnel Under the Atlanticis recognized as the:
· First intercontinental virtual reality installation;
· First virtual reality installation with real time dynamic
· architecture, and;
· First virtual video director;
· First virtual photo reporter;
· First virtual librarian using artificial intelligence;
· First virtual composer;
· First real time video meeting inside a virtual reality environment;
· First user centric content in a virtual reality environment.

New interactive works developed in 2016, titled Border Tunnel and Colors Tunnel will also be exhibited. These new tunnels probe issues surrounding stereotypes and geopolitical movement. In the real world, digging tunnels are a way to reduce distance and go through cultural, political and geographic obstacles. With the virtual tunnels, participants are invited to create a new space for dialogue.

Exhibition period:  
20.04.2016 – 25.05.2016

Opening Reception:
20.04.2016, Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Open to special appointments during these times.
Closed on public holidays.

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong


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->Exhibition Pamphlet [ENG]

 

 

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Hong Kong::Works by Roberto Chabet::15.03.2016 - 10.04.2016

This exhibition is comprised of a series of artworks that manage to break away from the rigid formalisms of modernism and demonstrate Chabet’s insistence on a more inclusive approach to art, a key aspect to the importance of Chabet’s practice in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This is suggested in To Be Continued, wherein Chabet’s signature material: utilitarian and provisional plywood boards function simultaneously as object and surface. To Be Continued is completed in collaboration with Chabet’s former students, whom Chabet tasked to paint 10 panels of plywood by using and mixing red, blue and yellow paint (the emblematic colors of modernism). Their collective effort was exhibited in The Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2012 after being shown at Osage gallery in 2011.

Another seminal series in Chabet’s practice, the China Collage Series (1985-86) will be featured. Osage will present 7 pieces of collage from this series , originally maps of China, Mongolia and Korea, covered in layers of torn printed materials. The series is part of Chabet’s exploration into collage as a technique; described by Chabet as his “picture morgue”, the China Collage Series is a reflection of his interpretation of the modernist spirit.

The exhibition also features Imagined Geographies (2011), a series of Chabet’s drawings that manifest an internal volatility, a precariousness that can be seen in the quivering pencil lines that delineate and demarcate spaces to create fluid, ambiguous field that points to an elsewhere.

Cargo and Decoy (1989/2010), a plywood installation by Roberto Chabet, which had been presented at Art Basel Hong Kong is displayed with his other artworks at Osage Gallery until 10th April.

Exhibition period:  
15.03.2016 – 10.04.2016

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Open to special appointments during these times.

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong


 

 

Hong Kong::Osage at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016::24.03.2016 - 26.03.2016

Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world's premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international artworld.
Osage will present works by Au Hoi Lam, Roberto Chabet and Tintin Wulia at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 from March 24, 2016 to March 26, 2016. Tintin’s Film Within the Leaves, a Sight of the Forest  will be screening on 23 March 3 pm, agnès b. Cinema Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Insights         | Booth 3D21| AU Hoi Lam
Encounters     | Booth 1E03 | Roberto Chabet
                    | Booth 3E14 |Tintin Wulia
Film |agnès b. Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre |Tintin Wulia

Public Dates and Hours:
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 1PM TO 9PM
Friday, March 25, 2016, 1PM to 8PM
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11AM to 6PM

Venue:Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

Website: https://www.artbasel.com/

->For more details, download Press Release [ENG] [CHI];


 

 

Hong Kong::Works by Li Xinping::01.02.2016 - 12.03.2016

The exhibition showcases Li’s works from 2004 – 2016, highlighting the way mythologies have been absorbed and embedded in Li’s imaginative style. Myths are explored in the artist’s work as narratives and principles that underlie the structure of the way the world is manifest. Inspired from Chinese classical mythology, for example, Constellation: Blue Dragon, Rose Finch, Black Tortoise and White Tiger (2006) depicts Blue Dragon, Rose Finch, Black Tortoise and White Tiger, the four constellations that represents a direction and a season correspondingly, each of whom have their own individual characteristics and origins. The exhibition also showcases artworks from Li’s Tang series, which recreate a long-gone age in the idiom of Nabis painters, bringing alive the battles, games, and festivities of the Tang dynasty.

You can also catch a glimpse of Sons of the Sun (2006), which was publicly exhibited in 2006 at National Museum of the Philippines in SUSI: Exploration and Discovery: Modern Chinese Oil Painting.

Exhibition period:  
01.02.2016 – 12.03.2016

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Except the following days with special opening hours:

6-10 February, 2016  : CLOSED
Open to special appointments during these times.

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong


 

 

:: Happy Lunar Chinese New Year 2016!

 

 

Singapore::Osage at Art Stage Singapore: 24.01.2016 – 21.01.2016

Artist: Tintin Wulia

VIP Preview:
Wednesday, 20.01 | 3pm to 6pm

Public Fair Dates and Hours:
Thursday, 21.01 | 12pm to 8pm
Friday, 22.01 | 12pm to 7pm
Saturday, 23.01 | 11am to 7pm
Sunday, 24.01 | 11am to 6pm

Venue:
Marina Bay Sands
Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level B2, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Website:
http://www.artstagesingapore.com/

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Hong Kong::Works by Ng Joon Kiat::28.12.2015 - 23.01.2016

Ng Joon Kiat is a painter who refers to archives of disciplines such as geography, microscopic science, history, cartography and city-planning to inform his practice. His works push painting in explorations of the imaginary and invisible complexities of maps of cities and earth spaces.

Maps are manifest with past and present political, cultural, social and economic negotiations. The use of maps in Ng’s works can be seen as a questioning of a set of relations. Ng’s works is also in part an interrogation for the position of painting in contemporary art, and a critical engagement with the language of abstraction. 

A solo exhibition featuring works from 2004 – 2014, including works from the Green Series: Nature and Borders, Border Series: the Unspoken and Nature and the artist’s latest paper based works Memory of Surfaces.

Exhibition period:  
28.12.2015 – 23.01.2016

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Except the following days with special opening hours:

Dec 31, 2015: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jan 1, 2016: CLOSED
Open to special appointments during these times.

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Osage wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May your holiday season and the new year be filled with much joy and happiness. We look forward to your continuous support in the coming year and for the many years that follow.

In celebration of the festive season, Osage Merchandising, Osage Art Consultancy, Osage Art Foundation, Osage Gallery Hong Kong and Sigma Art Service will have special opening hours on the following days:

Dec 22, 2015: 0930 – 1500

Dec 24, 2015: 0930 – 1500

Dec 25-27, 2015: CLOSED

Dec 31, 2015: 0930 – 1500

Jan 1, 2016: CLOSED

 

 

© Eli Keszler

 

Hong Kong::Around sound art festival 2015: 11.18.2015 – 12.18.2015

Around sound art festival 2015 seeks to uncover the multi-layered range of perspectives by showcasing the artistic process behind concepts dealing with sound. The exhibitions bring together local and international artists and further through performances, workshops and talks, they attempt to break down assumptions that audiences might have on the definition of sound art.

Presented by soundpocket
Curated by Aki Onda (JP/ US) and Helen Homan Wu (US/ HK)

The festival spreads over four locations. For the part at Osage Hong Kong:

Artists:
Feng Hao (PRC), Chelpa Ferro (Brazil), Phoebe Hui (HK), Eli Keszler (US), Jacob Kirkegaard (Denmark/ Germany), Sergei Tcherepnin (US)

Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Sun: 2:30 - 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times.)

Opening reception:
11.18.2015 | 6 - 8 pm

Venue:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Venue sponsored by Osage Art Foundation

Website:
http://www.soundpocket.org.hk/v2/uncategorized/around-sound-art-festival-2015/

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:: Osage Newsletter: October – December 2015.

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Hong Kong::Works by Roberto Chabet : 09.09.2015 – 09.30.2015

The showcase exhibition is comprised of a series of collages, drawings and an installation by artist Roberto Chabet (1937 – 2013). Chabet, widely known as the Father of Philippine Conceptual Art, established an alternative paradigm beyond the prevalent art movements such as modernist abstraction and social realism during the 60s and 70s in the Philippines and significantly influenced the contemporary generation of Filipino artists, as suggested in works such as To Be Continued (2010), which consists of 10 plywood panels and a neon sign; the work was made by Chabet's students under his instruction to create colors by mixing red, blue and yellow paint (the emblematic colors of modernism). His collages such as the China Collage Series (1985-86) feature various ordinary materials ranging from maps, envelops, paper bags, postcards, score sheets and illustrations, assembled under the artist’s unique systems exploring the physical and symbolic relationships between objects. The exhibition also brings together the Imagined Geographies (2011) drawings, which express the artist's fluid and ambiguous perceptions of 'place'.

Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Sun: 2:30 - 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times.)

Address:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong


 

 

Beijing::Osage at China International Gallery Exposition: 10.08.2015 – 10.11.2015

Osage Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the 11th edition of the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE). Osage will be presenting a solo booth by Beijing based artist Li Xinping, debuting a selection of his new oil on canvas works.

Booth No: A38

VIP Preview:
Thursday, 8 October | 5pm to 10pm

Public Fair Dates and Hours:
Friday, 9 October | 10am to 7pm
Saturday, 10 October | 10am to 7pm
Sunday, 11 October | 10am to 5pm

Address:
China National Convention Centre (Hall 3&4), No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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London::Osage at Start Art Fair : 09.10.2015 – 09.13.2015

Artist: Au Hoi Lam

Booth No: 4.6

VIP Preview:
Wednesday, 09.09 | 2pm to 9pm

Public Fair Dates and Hours:
Thursday, 09.10 | 11am to 6pm
Friday, 09.11 | 11am to 6pm
Saturday, 09.12 | 11am to 6pm
Sunday, 09.13 | 11am to 5pm

Venue:
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY

Website:
http://startartfair.com/galleries/osage-gallery-hong-kong/

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Hong Kong: 03.08.2015 - 05.03.2015

::South by Southeast

Curated by Patrick Flores and Anca Verona Mihulet

Presented by the Osage Art Foundation, South by Southeast aims at broadening the context of the relations of art between Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe. The exhibition will examine the connection between these two regions and attempt to take the interaction between the two sites and their art worlds as the basis for discourse.

Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Sun: 2:30 - 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. Docent guided tour arrangeable 3 days in advance)

Opening reception:
03.07.2015 | 5 - 7 pm

Address:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Exhibition is supported by Institutul Cultural Român and Lombard Freid.
 

 

Shanghai: 02.07.2015

::TALK and BOOK LAUNCH: Re-print: The First Internatioanl Fax Art Exhibition in 1996

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

VENUE: Osage Shanghai

Speakers: Fayen d'Evie, Nicholas Tammens (3-ply members) and Shi Yong, with the special appearance of Hank Bull

Fayen d’Evie and Nicholas Tammens from 3-ply, together with Shi Yong, will be invited to contribute a dialogue covering aspects of the exhibition Lets Talk About Money: Shanghai First International Fax Art Exhibition held 19 years ago, including the social and political environment at the time. 3-ply members and Shi Yong will also address the Re-print project and the concepts of ‘fax’ and ‘copy’ in the context of their respective practices. The book launch of Re-print #2: Shanghai Fax (1996); Lets Talk About the Money will be held during the event and the book will be available for purchase after the talk.

All public programmes are free of charge. Interested parties please RSVP to elvaxie@osagegallery.com.

The events are held as part of the exhibition, Just as money is the paper, the gallery is the room held from 20 November 2014 to 28 February 2015 and curated by Biljana Ciric. The exhibition is supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation, Institutul Cultural Român and National Commission for Culture and the Arts. All public programmes are supported by Ray Art Center.

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2014    
 

 

Hong Kong: 12.07.2014 - 01.18.2015

::IN A TIME OF LOVE AND WAR: LI XINPING
Curated by Charles Merewether

Following the presentation of the exhibition in Shanghai, In A Time Of Love And War: Li Xinping is travelling to Osage Hong Kong. The exhibition showcases the dynamic, multilateral directions in Li’s art practice of more than a decade, featuring work from 2002 to 2014, and will trace the development of the artist’s career through the thread of ‘sensuality’. By mapping both the Asian and European influences on the painter’s works, In A Time Of Love And War: Li Xinping will also explore the artist’s position between “East" and “West”.

Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Sun: 2:30 - 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. Docent guided tour arrangeable 3 days in advance)

Opening reception:
12.06.2014 | 6 - 8 pm

Roundtable discussion:
12.07.2014 | 2:30 – 4 pm
 Speakers: Ms. Au Hoi Lam, Mr. Li Xinping, Dr. Charles Merewether, Mr. Jonathan Thomson and Dr. Frank Vigneron
(Open to the public. Consecutive interpretation for English, Cantonese and Putonghua provided. For registration, please contact Ms Grace Lam at gracelam@osagegallery.com or +852 2389 8332)

Address:
osage hong kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong




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Shanghai: 20.11.2014 – 28.2.2015

::Osage Art Foundation presents: Just as money is the paper, the gallery is the room
Curated by Biljana Ciric

PRESS PREVIEW:  Wednesday, 19 November, 2014, 3.30pm to 4pm

OPENING RECEPTION:
Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 6pm to 7.30pm

DIALOGUE: Untitled Files -
With Hu Yun (Shanghai) and Luke Willis Thompson (Auckland/Frankfurt)
Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4pm to 7.30pm
 
DIALOGUE
: Bella Ciao! – The Institutionalisation of Friendship
With IRWIN member Miran Mohar (Ljubljana), Huang Xiaopeng (Guangzhou) and Sang Tian (Beijing)
Friday, 28 November 2014, 7pm to 9pm
 
TALK: The Art Practice by IRWIN and NSK State in Time
by IRWIN member Miran Mohar (Ljubljana) with Zhang Peili (Hangzhou) as respondent
Friday, 21 November, 2014, 4pm to 5.30pm
 
(Dialogues & talk conducted in Putonghua and English with simultaneous interpretation provided)

VENUE:
Osage Shanghai

The exhibition takes as its point of departure artist-organized exhibitions between 1979 and 2006 in Shanghai. By inviting local and international artists to re-examine and respond to an archive of materials relating to these exhibitions, Just as money is the paper, the gallery is the roomattempts to reactivate the knowledge of artist-led exhibition making; the exhibition will explore exhibitions as an epistemological engine rather than strategized showcase events, and re-think the rituals within the art system.


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Taipei: 31.10.2014 – 03.11.2014

::Osage at Art Taipei 31.10 – 03.11.2014

Osage is off to Art Taipei from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November 2014. At the Osage booth (B20) will be works by artists: AU Hoi Lam, Louie CORDERO, Ishu HAN, LEUNG Mee-ping, LI Xinping, MA Shuqing, MIAO Xiaochun, NG Joon Kiat, Wilson SHIEH and Ian WOO.

Art Taipei is the 4th International art fair that Osage will be travelling to this year. We look forward to continuing the promotion of thought provoking works and artists both locally and abroad.

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Shanghai: 10.07.2014 - 10.21.2014

::IN A TIME OF LOVE AND WAR: LI XINPING
      Curated by Charles Merewether

Curator Charles Merewether states, “[Li Xinping creates] elaborate scenes in which love and war seem inextricably tied to one another; a heightening of the senses, their destruction, their intoxication and celebration: figures and matter merge and separate and merge again – to make love, to make war – the union of bodies.” This retrospective exhibition of Li Xinping traces the development of the artist’s career through the thread of sensuality and the subject of the warring and dialogue of forces. The exhibition showcases the dynamic, multilateral directions in Li’s art practice, featuring work from 2002 to 2014.

The exhibition will travel to Hong Kong 6 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015, accompanied a talk given by the artist and the curator. Details to be announced later.


Venue : Room 101, Block 5, Wang Zu City 251 Cao Xi Road, Xuhui District Shanghai 200235

Opening hours:
10:30am - 6:30pm (Mon - Sat)
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. )


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Hong Kong: 09.14.2014 - 09.28.2014

::Leung Mee-ping in ‘’Fleeting Light’’

In the event, Leung Mee-ping’s “Star Pupas” restores in a tent starlight that is often absent from our sky because of light pollution. Visitors can “name” the stars with a special mobile app. The more people will participate, the brighter the inside of the tent will be. They can even share the starlight and what they think and feel at the moment of “naming” the stars through the mobile app, to light up others’ lives with love and care.



Venue : Lower Piazza, Hong Kong Science Museum

Opening hours:
7pm - 10pm daily


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Hong Kong: 05.09.2014 - 30.09.2014

::Intimacy, Mediated

‘Intimacy, Mediated’ is an experimental project featuring emerging Hong Kong artists Sunday Lai, Eric Tsang and Solomon Yu. The project is a three-person perspective on the contemporary discussion on modern relationships, now intertwined and directly affected by new mediums of interaction. What is supposedly diminished is an organic interaction with our surroundings as a result of the standardisation of new media in a mass-produced environment, mediated by the limitations of the new objects and ideas in the market. Stemming from questions of how we create, consume and relate through and to images in the digital age, as well as how we position the personal in consumer society, 'Intimacy, Mediated' is an attempt to understand and leave an open question as to the transformations imposed on intimacy and its direction towards mediation.s

Exhibition
curated by Chloe Chu, Yohsuke Ishizuka

Venue : osage hong kong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Featured Artists:
Sunday Lai, Eric Tsang and Solomon Yu

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 10.30 am – 6:30 pm; Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. )
Docent guided tour is available.


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Hong Kong: 05.09.2014 - 30.09.2014

::dis/close: A Solo Exhibition by Ng Sai Kit

If Instagram killed photography, what is Ng Sai Kit doing on it? For the last two years, the established Hong Kong photographer has been an active Instagrammer. Rather than your usual selfies, food-porn, and travel diary however, Ng’s Instagrams of abject spaces and imageries probe the found physical and cultural frames that are enclosed within his own. Through Ng’s series of Instagram works, dis/close aims to investigate how social dynamics are embedded within our information networks, and technological hardware, determining what and how we see, as well as the frictions and synergies between social media platforms and photographic languages

Exhibitions
Curated by Chloe Chu, Yohsuke Ishizuka

Venue : osage hong kong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Featured Artists:
Ng Sai Kit (Hong Kong)

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 10.30 am – 6:30 pm; Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. )
Docent guided tour is available.


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Hong Kong: 05.16.2014 - 06.30.2014

::Market Forces - Erasure:
From Conceptualism To Abstraction
Co-presented by Osage Art Foundation and City University of Hong Kong

Exhibitions
Curated by Charles Merewether

Venue 1: Osage Hong Kong

Featured Artists:
Au Hoi Lam (Hong Kong)
Song Dong (Mainland China)
Nilo Ilarde (The Philippines)
Shin il Kim (South Korea)
Young Rim Lee (South Korea)
Mee Ai Om (South Korea/Hong Kong)
Jeremy Sharma (Singapore)
Kishio Suga (Japan)
Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong)
Maria Taniguchi (The Philippines)
Ian Woo (Singapore)
Tintin Wulia (Australia/Indonesia)

Exhibition Dates: 05.16 - 06.30

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 10.30 am – 6:30 pm; Sun: 2:30 – 6:30 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. )

Address: 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Venue 2: City University of Hong Kong

Featured Artists:
Ringo Bunoan (The Philippines)
Masanori Handa (Japan)
FX Harsono (Indonesia)
Ng Joon Kiat (Singapore)
Nipan Oranniwesna (Thailand)
Bernardo Pacquing (The Philippines)
Milenko Prvacki (Singapore)
Grace Tan (Singapore)
Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong)
Yu Ji (Mainland China)
Zhao Zhao (Mainland China)

Exhibition Dates: 05.16 – 07.15

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 10.30 am – 7.00 pm; Sun: 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(Closed on public holidays. Open to special appointments outside of these times. )

Address: 18/F, Academic Three (AC3) Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong



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Shanghai: 03.14.2014 - 05.30.2014

::Au Hoi Lam: My Father Is Over The Ocean. Shanghai Postscript

The exhibition has received an encouraging response from the general public. In order to accommodate more visitors, Osage will extend its exhibition period until 30 May 2014.

Curator: Ella Liao
Opening times:

10:30 am - 6:30 pm (Tue - Sat) | 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Sun)
(Open to appointments outside of these times; Closed on public holidays)

Venue: Osage Shanghai: Room 101, Block 5, Wang Zu City, 251 Cao Xi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200235

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Shanghai: 03.14.2014 - 04.14.2014

::Au Hoi Lam: My Father Is Over The Ocean. Shanghai Postscript

Curator: Ella Liao
Opening times:

10:30 am - 6:30 pm (Tue - Sat) | 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Sun)

Venue: Osage Shanghai: Room 101, Block 5, Wang Zu City, 251 Cao Xi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200235

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Hong Kong: 03.01.2014 - 04.01.2014

:: Pearl River Delta Series I: Made In Hong Kong - Solo exhibition by Leung Mee Ping

Curator: Valerie C. Doran

Leung Mee Ping’s mixed-media installation Pearl River Delta Series I: Made In Hong Kong is like a conceptual onion: peel away one layer of meaning and association only to find multiple layers underneath. On the first analysis, it is a sophisticated conceptual work bringing into question issues of appropriation, copying and authorship. It takes both as its model and its locus of production that artistic bastion of hand-made replication and appropriation, the ‘artist’s village’ of Dafen in Shenzhen, which originally grew out of Hong Kong’s souvenir painting trade. On deeper level, Leung’s work investigates the souvenir itself as a repository of associative memory. It is ultimately a vehicle of disorientation, shoving us back and forth across the border, scrambling points of view, and engendering multiple reversals of both the (Mainland) tourist’s and the (Hong Kong) producer’s gaze.

Opening hours:

10:30 am - 6:30 pm (Mon - Sat) | 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Sun)

Open to special appointments & arrangements outside of these times Docent guided tour arrangeable 3 days in advance

Venue: osage hong kong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong: 03.01.2014 - 04.01.2014

:: Touch: Solo Exhibition by Ma Shuqing

Curator: Huang Du

“The beauty of painting is in her process, not in her results. Photography compresses and focuses time, capturing it in a single result. Painting unfolds time to present it as a process. To predetermine an outcome would make painting meaningless. I am always covering things. A lot of the time, I paint something at first only to cover over it later, producingsurprises from which spring opportunities. This changes my painting destiny. Often the process of painting entails simply waiting for opportunities.” ~ Ma Shuqing

Opening hours:

10:30 am - 6:30 pm (Mon - Sat) | 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Sun)

Open to special appointments & arrangements outside of these times Docent guided tour arrangeable 3 days in advance

Venue: osage hong kong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

 

 

Hong Kong: 03.01.2014 - 04.01.2014

:: Space Drawing: Solo Exhibition by Chen Sai Hua Kuan

Space Drawing No.7 was created at an abandoned warehouse in the city centre of Limerick, Ireland. Like many other forsaken urban spaces in the city, this is a place where emptiness and decay are slowly taking place within a manufactured and civilised urban landscape. The work captures the social life of the warehouse in the city through the energy released from a black bungee rope. The rope bounces from wall to wall, from floor to ceiling, from inside to outside mapping the space in an energetic and dynamic way and disclosing the unspeakable emptiness of the site.

Opening hours:

10:30 am - 6:30 pm (Mon - Sat) | 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Sun)

Open to special appointments & arrangements outside of these times Docent guided tour arrangeable 3 days in advance

Venue: osage hong kong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

 

 

Hong Kong: 01.05.2014 - 02.16.2014

:: POETICS OF MATERIALITY


Artists: Ringo Bunoan (Philippines), Ng Joon Kiat (Singapore), Young Rim Lee (South Korea), Yu Ji (China) Curator: Charles Merewether

Opening hours: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm(Mon - Sat) | 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Sun)
Open to special appointments & arrangements outside of these times; Closed from 01.31 to 02.02)

Opening reception: 01.04.2014, 5 - 7 pm

Venue: osage hong kong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

These four artists Ringo Bunoan, Joon Kiat, Young Rim and YuJi come from four different countries that together span East and South East Asia. Placed besides one another, the artworks of these four artists show a certain unity as much as a distinction. This unity is a commitment to the materiality of artistic practice not simply the basis of much of artistic practice but, as its subject.

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2013    
 

 

Hong Kong: 11.28.2013 - 12.28.2013

:: Études for the 21st Century

A work by Robert Cahen, John Conomos and Kingsley Ng Music by Steve Hui

Presented by Osage Art Foundation

Departing from, in John Conomos’s words, “the whirlwind of the last century’s aesthetic, cultural, political and technological revolutions, a century of manifestos and paradigm-shifting creativity of art, culture and knowledge,” how do we move forward from “art for art’s sake” to “art for the sake of life”
Through art, how do we learn about life and living? How do we learn to look, reflect on, and manifest attentiveness? How do we learn from the impulses of man and nature? How do we sustain our impulses? How do we process them, and ultimately register them as memories? And how does memory in turn affect our ways of seeing and acting?

Reflecting on this series of questions, Étude for the 21st Century is a large-scale multi-channel video installation, articulated on a 30-meter long oscillating string. With moving images filmed by Robert Cahen and John Conomos over the last 40 years, the work is a glimpse of the world through the artists’ eyes.

The flickering, fleeting projection traces a kind of human process. Moments of impulses – as light, as energy, as an image – are intercepted. How does one conceive, contemplate, rationalize and distil these moments? How can one capture them, and resist their disappearance in time?

In a world of excessive images, only a few remain. The work is a tribute to artists whom have preserved these intense moments of life, and whose unwavering energy sustains these images through eternality.

opening reception: 18.00-21.00, 11.28.2013 (Thur)

Venue: Osage Hong Kong
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 08.31.2013 – 09.01.2013

::X Marks the Spots

6 Designers coming from different disciplines are collectively envisioning a new mode of consumption. By means of subversion, satire, recirculation, humor, statistical skepticism, and value reversal, these designers will be deconstructing the notion of consumerism and reexamining it as an ideology, each from a unique perspective. The works of Sceroz Chan, Carrie Chi, Carmen Ho, Anson Suen, Max Tsoi and Joseph Yiu will be presented.

Opening reception: 08.31.2013, 5 - 10 pm
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong: 08.31.2013 – 09.30.2013

::The Imperfect Circle

Opening reception: 08.31.2013, 5 - 10 pm
Closing party: 09.28.2013, 6:00 pm till late

Featuring AMA, Au Hoi Lam, Vivian Poon and Tsang Chui Mei from the “Qiang” studio space, along with artists Carmen Ho and Wong Wai Yin, this show will be a continuation of “The Perfect Circle” exhibition earlier this year during the Fotanian Open Studio. The exhibition revolves round the theme of reconciliation, recurrence, fulfillment and disappointment, and contemplates on other metaphorical possibilities of the circular form.


 

 

Osage Kwun Tong: 09.07.2013 – 09.30.2013

::Dirty Paper: Yesterday’s

Opening reception: 09.07.2013, 4pm - 6pm
Closing party: 09.28.2013, 6:00 pm till late

Art collective Dirty Paper consists of Chan Wai Lap and Yau Kwok Keung; the two met in junior college while they both majored in graphic design. Dirty Paper was a participant in last year’s Pop Up Market, and this year they are invited back for a solo exhibition at Osage.

Dirty Paper draw upon their past experiences and create works that speak in the language of nostalgia, reminiscence and collective memories. The two members of the group display works that illustrate their individual pasts alongside their collaborative works. Lap finds inspiration from his high school years; he was initially fascinated by school uniforms: a antiquated social device that has lost its relevance, yet nevertheless prevalent in post-colonial Hong Kong. Lap also revisits dogmas and lessons in discipline we all have encountered in high school, questioning the effectiveness of these indoctrinating decrees from a sarcastic perspective. Keung suffered the loss of his beloved pet cat, and when event took a turn for the worse he lost his digital photo library to an unexpected hard disk failure, resulting in the lost of many of his cat’s picture. Keung attempts to reverse the effect of his amnesiac mishap, and in the process questions the objectivity and validity of one’s own memories.
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 07.28.2013 – 08.11.2013

:: BOING!

Date: 27 – 28 July, 3 – 4 August, 10 – 11 August

Time: 5-10 pm

BOING! is a Weekend Pop-Up Night Market that combines the lively atmosphere of a night market, in which individual booths are designed by over 50 art students, young artists & art collectives to showcase their artworks.

Come and join the fun and meet many of Hong Kong’s most exciting emerging artist
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 07.28.2013 – 08.11.2013

:: Pop!Site

Pop! Site is a series of three art workshops designed for children ages 6-12. Each workshop will culminate with an exhibition or performance to celebrate the collective efforts and creative ideas of these little artists!

Pop! Build

27 – 28 July, 5-10 pm: Sculpture exhibition.

Sculptor, Wong Tin Yan, and the children will be present on both days from 5-6 pm.

Pop! Paint

3 – 4 August, 5-10 pm: Painting exhibition.

Art collective, Dirty Paper, and the children will be present on both days from 5-6 pm.

Pop! Sound

10 – 11 August, 6-6:20 pm: Musical performance

Musicians William Lane, Sascia Pellegrini together with The Cave Creative Workshop conduct a children’s musical performance
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 07.27.2013 – 08.11.2013

::Cassandra Lau: Crowd & Compressed

Osage Sigma Summer has invited young painter, Cassandra Lau, who participated in last year’s Summer Pop-up Art Market, to return for a Solo Exhibition.

She says “Hong Kong is a small city, with a big population. It is one of the most densely populated places in the world. I have lived in Wong Tai Sin all my life. This is a crowded and messy place but it is also intimate for me. I am familiar with this place and people in here are kind and friendly that make me feel warm. But I also have strong feelings about things that annoy me and made me uncomfortable. All of these living experiences and feelings inspired me to do this project, to express my feelings through the artworks and share it to the audiences.”

The artist will be present on Saturday, 27 July from 5-10 pm.
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 07.27.2013 – 08.11.2013

::Joe Yiu: Moments of Truth

Hong Kong artist, Joe Yiu, a participant in last year’s Summer Pop-up Art Market, will present a Solo Exhibition at Osage Sigma Summer.

She says “I create strange phenomena and ridiculous situations as part of ordinary life that imitate various systematic distortions in our society. During the creative process, I explore how affairs are comprehended and interpreted. We try to understand different affairs through language, text, images and sound. We believe that we could get closer to the facts when we know more. But often we discover there are various versions of facts when time goes by, and people might start to question which fact is real one. What interested me is how these “facts” present themselves, are presented, or re-presented to us. Who are the “editors” of these facts, and how do they edit them? What authority these editors hold over these facts so we don't challenge what we see?”

The artist will be present on Saturday, 27 July from 5-10 pm.
 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 05.17.2013 – 07.17.2013

:: Market Forces: The Friction of Opposites

Curators: Joselina Cruz, Ark Fongsmut, Lee Daehyung, Qiu Zhijie and Alia Swastika.

"The OSAGE ART FOUNDATION will present the second edition of the annual series of “Market Forces”, an exhibition which will provoke and challenge existing theories of value in art. This year, five curators from around the region will each present an individual project that examines the relationship of art to issues of morality and ethics. The curators are: Joselina Cruz, Ark Fongsmut, Lee Daehyung, Qiu Zhijie and Alia Swastika. Additionally, Osage Art Foundation will feature works by invited artists alongside these curated projects. These include: Joshua Oppenheimer’s film, The Act of Killing, and works by Au Hoi Lam, Nilo Ilarde, Vivian Poon, Jin Shan and Alvin Zafra. This exhibition is a free platform for free thinking about art and its dissemination and it will explore the relationship of art to the patterns of conduct that are accepted or established as consistent with ethical and moral decisions.

The Act of Killing will be screen daily at 10:00 am, 12:45 pm, 3:30 pm.

This exhibition is supported by EPSON. "

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Osage Atelier : 05.17.2013 – 07.08.2013

:: LIANG Quan: Life Poetry of Mountain Tea Time

OSAGE GALLERY is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition for the Chinese artist Liang Quan, Life Poetry of Mountain Tea Time, featuring a series of tea-themed recent works by this new ink artist.



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Osage Open: 06.07.2013 - 06.30.2013

:: Children’s Creative Arts Exhibition – Arts Galore


The Osage Art Foundation celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Creative Arts Exhibition, presented by the Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS). The theme for this year is Arts Galore. The exhibition will present more than 200 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks by over 300 children aged four to six from the Hong Kong Christian Service Nursery schools.

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Osage Open : 03.22.2013 - 05.30.2013

:: Au Hoi Lam: My father is Over the Ocean

In her recent exhibition "My father is Over the Ocean", Hong Kong artist Au Hoi Lam presents series of paintings and installations derived from the remembrance of her father. She transformed components of her father's bed into a keepsake of remembrance that maps the coordinates of memories. "My father", a song she adapted from "My Bonnie", is converted into imageries, symbols and sound which linger in the exhibition space - the 'ocean' where 365 days of yearning is embedded in.



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Osage Kwun Tong : 03.22.2013 - 04.30.2013

:: Wilson Shieh...Sumbody

"Psss... have you heard of Wilson Shieh? Who is he, is he somebody? Where does he come from? What does he want? Ah... an artist...what does an artist do?"

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Osage Atelier : 04.17.2013 - 04.30.2013

A GAME OF CONSEQUENCES 繪畫合併本
Regis Gonzalez & Tsang Chui Mei

Curated by Amandine Hervey of Mur Nomade
A program part of Le French May 2013
Supported by the Osage Art Foundation


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Osage Open : 01.11.2013 - 02.08.2013

:: Magdalen WONG: A Flight of Fancy

Osage Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of work by Magdalen WONG. Titled “A Flight of Fancy ”that suggests an abundance of imagination, the new series of work include drawings, photographs and 2 video installations. Here the artist creates a custom-made journey through a world filled with fantastical mischief.

 

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Osage Open : 01.11.2013 - 02.08.2013

:: NG Sai Kit : Meta Landscape

Osage Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition “NG Sai Kit: Meta Landscape” at Osage Open. In recent years, NG Sai Kit’s artistic direction has been stimulated inspired by his interest in spatial concerns and urban iconography, and recently it is transformed into an investigation of the nature of "photography" and "observationseeing". 11 photography artworks from the latest series "Meta Landscape" will be on showcased

 

 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 12.16.2012 – 02.14.2013

The Andy Warhol Museum and the Osage Art Foundation
presents

:: Hello It’s Me, Goodbye:
Andy Warhol’s Cinema

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the death of Andy Warhol – arguably the most influential artist of the late 20th century – a select number of his films are on exhibit for the first time in Southeast Asia. Curated by artist Yason Banal and Geralyn Huxley, curator of film & video at The Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s seminal motion and moving pictures, from his structuralist masterpieces Empire, Sleep and Chelsea Girls to the conceptual experiments in portraiture such as the Screen Tests, Blow Job and Outer and Inner Space, as well as explorations into narrative, celebrity and archive via Imitation of Christ, Henry Geldzahler and Factory Diaries. The installation Silver Clouds, traversing cinema and sculpture, performance and philosophy, hovers above the exhibition.

 

 

 

Osage Kwun Tong : 12.20.2012

The Andy Warhol Museum and the Osage Art Foundation
presents

:: Osage Party: The Factory

Come and celebrate the festive season with our Warhol Exhibition and friends!

Date: 20 December 2012
Time: 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue: Osage Kwun Tong
DJ: DJ Ghost Style
Dress Code: POP

 

 

 

osage open : 09.11.2012 - 02.12.2012

:: Lui Chun Kwong: Piao Piao Ran

OSAGE GALLERY is proud to present the exhibition Piao Piao Ran – recent works by Lui Chun Kwong at OSAGE Open from 9 November to 2 December 2012. The solo exhibition will contain works that he completed during his residency at OSAGE Open.

 

 

 

osage kwun tong : 16.11.2012 - 09.12.2012

:: Philosopher's (knock-off) Stone : Turning Gold Into Plastic

Osage Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition, Philosopher's (knock-off) Stone: Turning Gold Into Plastic at Osage Kwun Tong from 16 November to 9 December 2012. The exhibition takes the concept of alchemy as a starting point in order to investigate the two-way dialogue latent within the space of an object or idea undergoing transformation. The works of Luke CHING, CHU Chun Teng, KWAN Sheung Chi, Elise LAI, Sarah LAI, LAU Hok Shing, LEUNG Mei Ping, LO Chi Kit, NG Ka Chun will be presented.

 

 

 

osage Kwun Tong: 15.9.2012 - 14.10.2012

:: It Takes Four Sorts: A Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project 2012

Osage Art Foundation is pleased to co-organize the exhibition 'It Takes Four Sorts: A Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project 2012' initiated by Shenzhen He Xiangning Art Museum, as a continuation of OAF's objectives to facilitate artistic exchange and to showcase new trends and developments of artistic practices in the Greater China region. Instead of selecting artists from their native region, curators choose artists from one of the three other regions as a displacement of their individual curatorial research. Through such practice they immerse their curatorial insight into other regions' peculiarities, uniqueness among a shared culture.

 

 

 

osage Kwun Tong: 18.08.2012 & 19.08.2012 5-10 pm

Market Forces: Response – Summer Pop-up Art Market

Summer Pop-up Art Market at Osage Kwun Tong marks the closing of the exhibition 'Market Force: Whither Contemporary Art?', a Sigma Project presented by the Osage Art Foundation. The two-evening night-market is a response to the exhibition and will happen within the exhibition space of ‘Market Force: Whither Contemporary Art?'. The night market combines examinations of the cultural institutions and their typical relations in the society, forms of organisation and self organization, and ruminations on the mechanics and operation of the economic cycle of production, distribution, consumption and exchange.

 

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Osage Open : 1.8.2012 - 15.8.2012

:: The Eyes of A Child

Osage Art Foundation is hosting the "Children's Creative Arts Exhibition" for children aged four to six from Hong Kong Christian Services schools. "The Eyes of A Child" is the theme of 2012. When one learns to look at life with "the eyes of a child", one will discover that their a simple world without any hypocrisy or pretense. Every art piece in this exhibition is created from a child's unique understandings of the world -- the way they handle shapes, colors and space are very different from the grown-ups. Through exaggerated facialexpressions and proportions, and whimsical ideas, the children have expressed their experiences and feelings boldly in an authentic way.

 

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Osage Atelier : 8.7.2012 - 8.8.2012

:: Works by Ng Joon Kiat

Ng Joon Kiat makes painting his art; paint is to him what words are to poets - the raw material, the basic component, a language, a means to complete a thought. Through painting, he accesses his thoughts, his inner self, his way; and through painting, he develops metaphors, a way of seeing and imagining, as a means to represent his world, as a means to 'show' his world to his audience.

Text by Yvonne Low

 

 

ART HK 12 : 17.5.2012 - 20.5.2012

:: PROJECTS : I sleep on top of myself by Shen Shaomin

Project booth #1, Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Chinese artist Shen Shaomin’s project for the Yuko Hasegawa series of curated Projects for Art HK.In “I sleep on top of myself” Shen presents animatronic versions of birds and animals that are close tous and which form part of our familiar, even domestic landscapes, but which have been stripped of the hair or feathers that had once helped protect them from the environment. Perhaps soon we will all likewise be rendered defenceless.
                                                                                                                                        
 

 

ART HK 12 : 17.5.2012 - 20.5.2012

:: Sigma Asia 1

“Sigma Asia 1” at Booth 3A10 of the ART HK 12 showcases work by 14 artists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, China, Myanmar Thailand and Indonesia that show a particular curiosity towards manipulating the dark and hidden facets in everyday contemporary life. Sigma is the Greek symbol for sum. Sigma Asia presents two simultaneous exhibitions in two locations in order to advance the proposition that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
                                                                                                                                        
 

 

Osage Atelier : 16.5.2012 - 9.6.2012

:: Sigma Asia 2

“Sigma Asia 2” at Osage Atelier at 20 Hing Yip Street Kwun Tong is a group show by ten contemporary artists that offers further insight into global issues from an Asian perspective.
                                                                                                                                        
 

 

Osage Open : 16.5.2012 - 6.6.2012

:: Works by Roberto Chabet

“Works by Roberto Chabet” at the new Osage Open space at 20 Hing Yip Street Kwun Tong shows how he has been instrumental in establishing conceptual contemporary art practice in the Philippines and why his influence has touched generations of younger Filipino artists.

 

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

Osage Open : 16.5.2012 - 6.6.2012

:: Cell 1, Room 2, Hostel Room

“Cell 1, Room 2, Hostel Room” at Osage Open recreates three of the spaces in a former concentration camp that were occupied by group of Chinese artists in 2008 in order to reflect on loss – of freedom, movement,identity and control. In this exhibition the cells occupied by Wu Yuren, Shen Shaomin and Sun Yuan will be brought back to life in multimedia exploration of these artists experiences.
                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage Kwun Tong : 16.03.2012-19.04.2012

We are extending the show to April 26th due to good response!

:: Nuova (Arte) Povera

Artists: Krit Ngamsom, Kentaro Hiroki, Dusadee Huntrakul, Boonsri Tangtrongsin, Prateep Suthathongthai, Pisitakun Kuantalaeng, Lek Kiatsirikajorn

The exhibition ‘Nuova (Arte) Povera’, curated by Ark Fongsmut, will reflect upon themes of globalisation, cultural flattening and the rise of the “New Poor”. During the past few years, much information has been generated from the influence of globalisation. Though this information can be considered appropriately beneficial for us, they have in reality become overwhelming when compared to our ability and efficiency in processing and analysing reality. Too much information has ironically reduced one's ability to directly reach facts and reality, or simply put, pulled one away from the truth... Read more ...

 

 

osage Kwun Tong : 16.03.2012-19.04.2012

:: Not Reconciled: Video Art from Thailand

Artists: Arin Rungjang, Chatchai Suban, Taiki Sakpisit

Not Reconciled is a title of a 1965 film by Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, which is a loose adaptation of Heinrich Boll's novel, Billiards at Half Past Nine. Both film and novel focus on a German family's struggle in coming to terms with the history of themselves, their family, and their nation. Similar spirit, as well as act of resistance is central to this eponymous group exhibition of recent video art from Thailand. The four selected works by three artists embody the 'not reconciled' essence - with memory, history, and time.... Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage soho : 28.01.2012 – 11.03.2012

:: Wilson Shieh Live in Soho

Artist: Wilson Shieh

During the four-week residency, Wilson Shieh will open up his temporary studio to the public and he will invite people to experience with him the creation of a new body of work. Started as a way to incorporate the “behind the scene” aspect of exhibition making, the project will serve as a medium to lessen the distance between the place of art creation and the place for art appreciation. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 14.01.2012 – 12.02.2012

:: Troglodyte See the Light

Opening reception: Friday 13 January, 6-8pm

Troglodyte See the Light, a solo exhibition by Adrian Wong in collaboration with David Boyce and Lee Weng Choy, was conceived as a structured means of exploring the boundaries and limitations of language. Having undergone several prolonged periods of premeditated and situational isolation (via meditation, extended stays in remote areas, and acute bouts of agoraphobia), Adrian Wong became acutely aware of the increasingly fragmented nature of his internal monologue. These breakages from conventional means of communication highlighted the rarely attended-to nature of pre-linguistic thought, the subject of the present investigation. Read more...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 14.01.2012 – 12.02.2012

:: No Longer Human

Opening reception: Friday 13 January, 6-8pm

No Longer Human is a group exhibition of new works conceived as an open dialogue between the artists Nadim Abbas, Erkka Nissinen and Magdalen Wong. The subject of this dialogue concerns the condition of being human, or to be more precise, the multiplicity of known and unknowable trajectories of human development – an imaginary ethnography of the posthuman. Read more...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 14.01.2012 – 12.02.2012

:: How to set up a room for Johnny.

Opening reception: Friday 13 January, 6-8pm

“Moving house and looking for a house: a new home always feels like a hotel once you move in, it feels temporary but intimate. Somehow you don’t know when you need to move out. But you need to settle down, and construct your life there, because a lot of things are happening outside.” – Lee Kit Read more...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 14.01.2012 – 05.02.2012

:: The Butterfly Generator

Artist Talk: Friday 13 January, 7:30 - 8:30pm

“The Butterfly Generator is an interactive installation: two identical objects placed in two different points on earth. This Siamese twin functioning as some sort of container is made to look identical by modifying sameness. In each of the setup, virtuality and reality connects – one real container is available for you to touch, control and play with like a sandbox, while the other half of the twin remains as a real-time webcam projection on screen, as some sort of mirroring reflection.” – Tintin Wulia Read more...

                                                                                                                                        
2011  
 

 

osage kwun tong : 10.12.2011 – 08.01.2012

:: Presented by Videotage: ONE WORLD EXPOSITION

Opening reception: Friday 9 December, 6pm

Curators: Isaac Leung and Li Zhenhua

One World Exposition brings together 18 media artists from Hong Kong and Mainland China presenting new collaborations and special pieces reflecting on the future of contemporary Chinese art in fields ranging from video and film to lighting, theatre, computer games and interactive media.

Works by 12 of the 18 artists will be exhibited at Osage Kwun Tong, opening on Friday 9 December with a special live online Q&A performance by Wang Jianwei and Danny Yung. Members of the public are invited to set up a Weibo account to participate, or tweet us your questions or email questions@osagegallery.com before Thursday 8 December, 8pm and we will translate them to Chinese and post on your behalf on the night! In addition to the exhibition, there will be a room dedicated to 20 films by video artists from mainland China screened continuously throughout the period. On the same night, a new collaborative installation by Wang Luming and Wang Zhenfei will be launched at Osage Open.

Other participating artists include aaajiao, Cao Fei, Linda Lai, Teddy Lo, Ou Ning, Eric Siu, Johnnie To and Yang Fudong.

For full details visit: www.oneworldexpo.org

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 08.10.2011 – 11.11.2011

:: UNTITLED/AGAIN (MARIENBAD)

Opening reception: Friday 7 October, 6pm

Artists: Yason Banal

Curators: Isabel Ching

Untitled/Again (Marienbad) is a performance-installation inspired by seriality, black swans and Alain Robert-Grillet and Alain Resnais' brilliantly cold classic "Last Year at Marienbad". This seminal piece of modern cinema is legendary for its self-contained yet ambiguous narrative structure in which memory and mores are subject to doubt – and events, locations and personas remain repetitive yet mutable and oblique. Artist Yason Banal forms a contemporary constellation around etiquette, entrapment and ennui by transporting Marienbad to different cities, inhabited by human figurines, sculptural garments and gallery artifacts.

This serial has been exhibited and performed at Osage Gallery in Hong Kong and Singapore, Jakarta Biennale, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, IFA Stuttgart and Berlin, Courtauld Institute of Art and the Tate Modern – traversing geographies, identities, contexts and media, almost always returning to Marienbad. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 08.10.2011 – 09.11.2011

:: MACHINE IN THE BODY

Opening reception: Friday 7 October, 6pm

Artists: Li Xinping

Curators: Sonja Ng

Machine in the Body, a solo exhibition by Beijing based artist Li Xinping presents a select few of the new and old, as well as unfinished works across Li’s prolific career that provide an opportunity to closely examine the painting process and skillful technique by the artist and at the same time, explore the undefined area in which the artist’s practice situates. The subject matter in the paintings ranges from the manifestation of Western scientific motifs to traditional myths and folklores intimately grounded within the contemporary culture of China. This eclectic combination presented in Li’s works defies easy categorization and more importantly, as a result, has ironically positioned Li to be on the outer skirt of both the traditional and contemporary art circles in China today. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 13.08.2011 – 24.9.2011

:: To Be Continued– Hong Kong

Opening reception: 12.08.2011, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Artists: Roberto Chabet

Curators: Ringo Bunoan and Nilo Ilarde

'To Be Continued: Hong Kong' brings together for the first time major works by Roberto Chabet from the 1980s to the present, including his latest and largest installation to date 'One thing after another'. Known as the founding father of conceptual art in the Philippines, this exhibition offers a rare chance to see Chabet's pioneering conceptual work utilising his signature materials - plywood, metal sheets and other common found objects – that have shaped Filipine conceptual art over the past 50 years. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 28.07.2011 7-9 pm [Live Performance: 7:30pm-8pm]

:: The Solitude of Jing Hua

Artist: Julia Burns and Enrica Ho

The Solitude of Jing Hua is a performance-based installation created by Julia Burns, Videotage's fuse:: resident, together with co-artist Enrica Ho. Set in a factory context, the central character, Jing Hua, embodies the insecurities and fears of a forty year-old woman searching for youth and stereotypical beauty. Her search is deeper than vanity; instead, it stems from the fear of solitude in old age. The Solitude of Jing Hua reflects the epidemic of low self esteem among modern women. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 08.07.2011 - 22.07.2011

:: Children's Creative Arts Exhibition – Love . Harmony

Osage Art Foundation is pleased to present the Children's Creative Arts Exhibition – Love . Harmony, an exhibition of more than 200 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks by over 300 little artists from the nine Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Nursery schools.

Since 2005, Osage Art Foundation has partnered with HKCS in offering professional artistic support and providing assistance in design and publicity. One of the main objectives of the Foundation is to increase community participation in the arts through education and by providing access. This exhibition is a reflection of that commitment. Through this exhibition, and other initiatives such as the Art Initiative Programme (AIP), a pilot programme to introduce art workshops in pre-school curriculums currently being developed, Osage Art Foundation aims to foster the link between education and the arts, nurture creativity and critical thinking, promote and develop innovative practice in research, teaching and learning.


                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 24.05.2011 - 02.06.2011 / 14.06.2011 - 18.07.2011

:: Staged Fictions

Opening reception: 27.05.2011, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Artists: Patty CHANG, HO Tzu Nyen, Adrian WONG

Curator: Pauline J. YAO

Staged Fictions: Patty Chang, Adrian Wong & Ho Tzu Nyen (opens 24 May) sheds light on the contingent nature of three diasporic artists Patty Chang, Adrian Wong and Ho Tzu Nyen; their video projects tease out the many contradictions on living in the contemporary era and express our inability to discern what is real from the imaginary. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 24.05.2011 - 02.06.2011 / 14.06.2011 - 05.07.2011

:: Points of Ellipsis...

Opening reception: 27.05.2011, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Artist: Juan ALCAZAREN, Ranelle DIAL, Roberto CHABET, Nilo ILARDE, Lani MAESTRO, Tozer PAK, Gary-Ross PASTRANA, Cris VILLANUEVA, William LIM

Curator: Arianna GELLINI and Sonja NG

One of our key missions is to develop home grown curatorial talent. Conceptualized by Osage curatorial staff members Arianna Gellini and Sonja Ng, Points of Ellipsis... (opens 24 May) showcases themes and practices mined from the Osage Art Foundation's Regional Perspectives series of exhibitions on Roberto Chabet. Point of Ellipsis... questions the strategies that give exhibitions their meaning and how individual parts cohere or resist the imposition of a homogenous narrative. Osage Gallery has also invited two local artists Tozer Pak and William Lim to intervene with this project. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 05.03.2011 - 09.05.2011

:: Complete & Unabridged, Part II

Opening reception: 04.03.2011, 6:00pm

Roberto Chabet and 51 artists
Curators: Ringo Bunoan, Isabel Ching and Gary-Ross Pastrana

"Complete & Unabridged, Part II", which opens at Osage Kwun Tong on 4 March ("Part I" opened in Singapore at ICAS on 17 February), is a major exhibition of over 50 contemporary artists from the Philippines, all of whom studied with or were mentored by Roberto Chabet at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, or at key artist-run spaces in Manila. Curated by Ringo Bunoan, Isabel Ching and Gary-Ross Pastrana, the wide range of works featured in the exhibition include painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Reflecting the diversity of interests and practices in Philippine art today, they are connected by a continuing discussion on alternative forms and ways of thinking about art - issues that Chabet has consistently raised through his own art, his curated exhibitions and teachings.

Artist Workshop:
5 March 2011 10:30am - 12:00noon
Language: English
Limited number of seats (50), please sign up via email to arianna@oaf.cc

As part of "Complete & Unabridged Part II", OAF in collaboration with Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is presenting an artist Workshop with internationally-acclaimed artist Yason Banal. This artist talk-workshop, for visual arts students, will investigate the difficult process of art making, exploring the dynamic relations between film, photography, installation, text and performance in contemporary art practice.

These media when used have a threefold dimension: as performative components, as means of documentation and as conceptual artworks, creating suggestive but oftentimes obscure artistic metaphors. Drawing inspiration from his own practice as well as other artists', Yason Banal will guide the participants through various concepts, materials and approaches exploring the enigmatic yet critical constellations that life, thought and art can potentially produce now.

Forum:
5 March 2011 4:00pm
Language: English
Limited number of seats, please sign up via email to amiehibbard@osagegallery.com

"Chabet in Three and Four Dimensions" is a forum held in conjunction with the series of four exhibitions centred on pioneering Filipino artist Roberto Chabet, presented by the Osage Art Foundation and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. Since his first exhibition in 1961, Chabet has been instrumental in establishing the foundations for contemporary practice in the Philippines. His works, ranging from painting, drawing, collage, sculpture to installation, resist easy categorisation.

Please join us as exhibition curators Gary-Ross Pastrana, Ringo Bunoan and Isabel Ching discuss the different dimensions of Chabet's art practice, and Bangkok curator Ark Fongsmut adds his perspective on conceptual art practices in Thailand. Hong Kong-based writer and critic John Batten will act as respondent, and Charles Merewether and Lee Weng Choy will moderate the session and following discussion.


                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 22.01.2011 - 21.02.2011

:: 'Watching Soaps (I can't recall the day that I last heard from you.)'

Private view and reception: 21.01.2011, 6pm-8pm

Known for making in situ paintings for different situations, either for picnics and social gatherings, public interventions or at a prison visit, Hong Kong artist Lee Kit's interest is to redefine how we identify with the everyday by staging communal activities with his artworks and to seek an uncanny interpretation of an object. For this exhibition, Lee will exhibit a series of artworks that allude to multiple stories inside a single space. The unfolding of contradictory narratives transforms the exhibition site into a temporary film set, upstaging a tension between what is real and artificial, still and theatrical. What is left is an emotionally charged state, open for the audiences' improvisation and imagination, and which requires the attention of a careful gaze.

 

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage kwun tong : 22.01.2011 - 21.02.2011

:: A Lesson in Extremes

Private view and reception: 21.01.2011, 6pm-8pm

Osage presents A Lesson in Extremes, a group show of video works by Hu Xiangqian, Tsui Kuang-Yu, WAZA Group and Jun Yang.

The four video works presented in A Lesson in Extremes collectively explore exaggerated contexts, forms, conditions, and scenarios as a way of analyzing and disclosing the rifts that define coming to terms with our own lived reality. Pairing acute psychic distance or highlighting dramatic juxtapositions between past and present, local and global, these works not only reflect the notion of the extreme but what it means to inhabit a space at the margins of perceived normalcy.

Combining an air of performativity and a penchant for placing oneself in radical or incongruous situations, works by Hu Xiangqian and Tsui Kuang-Yu attempt to reveal the artist's implicit role in encountering and interpreting his own surroundings; while works by WAZA Group and Jun Yang choose a more abstract approach, reflecting upon urban change and the inner workings of the imagination and memory.

 

                                                                                                                                        
2010  
 

 

osage kwun tong : 27.11.2010 - 16.01.2011

:: An Unexpected Turn of Events

Private view and reception: 26.11.2010, 6pm-8pm

Chen Shaoxiong and Tsuyoshi Ozawa have produced many significant collaborative projects since 2005 that express our fate and destiny. Though they originate from different countries and cultural backgrounds, their collaborative practices bear strong parallels whilst retaining their individual interest. By tracing the development of the two mid-career artists and exhibiting selected artworks from the past decade, this exhibition attempts to decode the slippage between the artists' subjectivities and their search for a common creative ground.

The two artists share many similar core interests, from utilizing the urban space as a site for improvisation to deconstructing the myth of a nation and its history; critiquing global politics and the media to coming to terms with violence and terror; exposing the social and physical conformity of urban life to reflecting on our essential human needs, their contingent approach towards art making is often in situ by nature and based on free will, like a pair of tricksters turning a loaded subject into something light hearted and even humorous.

 

                                                                                                                                        
 

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osage kwun tong : 19.09.2010 - 07.11.2010

:: Lui Chun Kwong. You Are Here, I Am Not. From Ho Siu Kee to Kong Chun Hei

Lui Chun Kwong's artworks serve as the backbone of You Are Here, I Am Not. The exhibition consists of works by more than fifty Hong Kong artists. All the participating artists are graduates of the Fine Arts Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where Lui taught for more than twenty years. For this exhibition, Lui sees his works as ready-mades that become the starting point for collaboration with his former students. After initial discussions with Lui, the artists are at complete liberty to use the work, and even transform it with their own ideas and interpretations, to create a new work. With Lui's artworks as the point of departure, this exhibition will examine the possibilities resulting from collaboration between Lui and his former students and will further explore the intricate and complex relationship between teacher and student and its role in artistic creation. Through this fellowship of past teacher-student relations and their collaboration as artists in the present, as well as a platform to differentiate from their usual mode of thinking and working, it will also be an examination of the artistic practices of each artist in the exhibition.

Lui Chun Kwong (b. 1956) attended art courses under the Department of Extra-mural Studies at The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong before he studied in the Fine Arts Department of the National Taiwan Normal University. He joined the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 and further gained an MA degree from Goldsmiths College, under the University of London in 1994. He also founded The Hong Kong Modern Art Society of Watercolours with his fellow artists in 1988 and chaired the society for the first three years. Between 1998 and 2002, he served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society. His recent exhibitions include Legacy and Creations: Ink Art vs Ink Art at the Shanghai Art Museum (2010) and Beyond the Image: Liang Quan, Lui Chun Kwong, Yan Shan Chun at Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (2009). He is currently an honorary museum advisor to the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Private view and reception: 18.09.2010, 5pm-8pm


                                                                                                                                        
 

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osage kwun tong : 17.07.2010 - 12.09.2010

:: Java's Machine : Phantasmagoria by Jompet

Java's Machine: Phantasmagoriais the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of Indonesian artist Augustinus Kuswidananto (a.k.a. Jompet). Jompet's work takes, as its starting point, the history of Java and explores syncretism or strategies to reconcile dispersed and disparate points of reference in Java's cultural history. This is exemplified by Java, the War of Ghosts, the centrepiece of the exhibition, which also, in turn, frames the other installations and video works in the exhibition. Jompet's work can be read as a discourse on post-colonialism and globalisation, a celebration of unruly beauty. As with Java's heritage, harmony can be negotiated in the multiplicity of patches that make up today's global community.

Jompet was born in 1976 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He graduated from Gadjah Mada University in 1999 with a degree in Social and Political Science. His multi-disciplinary practice involves installation, video, performance and music, delving into a wide range of subjects such as history and civilisation, the past and modernity, and technology and the spiritual realm. His work has been exhibited in many international exhibitions including Asia Art Award, Seoul, South Korea (2010), Oasis To Be, Bali (2010), Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009), 10th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2009), Beyond the Dutch, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands (2009), Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan (2008) and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, Japan (2005).

Private view and reception: 16.07.2010, 6pm to 8pm


                                                                                                                          
 

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osage kwun tong : 29.05.2010 - 10.07.2010

:: Lee Mingwei : Liquid Forms

Curated by Eugene Tan

Lee Mingwei's first exhibition in Hong Kong features a series of works by the New York based artist, including a debut presentation of his latest work, Stone Project. Lee Mingwei has continually focused on themes of trust and self-awareness in projects that create a potential discovery and renewal. Lee has numerous solo exhibitions in USA, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand and his works have been included in many major international exhibitions.

Private view and reception: 28.05.2010, 6pm-9pm


                                                                                                                          
 

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osage kwun tong : 01.05.2010 - 10.07.2010

::The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today

Curated by Eugene Tan

Artists: Chen Jie, Ding Yi, Gong Jian, Masato Kobayashi, Jane Lee, Lee Kit, Michael Lin, Liu Wei, Milenko Prvacki, Yang Jiechang, Zhao Zhao

The Burden of Representation explores the state of abstraction in Asia today. In particular, the exhibition examines how artists in Asia have been and are continuing to rethink abstraction's relationship to representation. To what extent is abstraction about pure form, its representation or relationship to reality, or about representing the 'unrepresentable'? The exhibition demonstrates some of the positions in abstract painting in Asia today, and highlights how abstraction has become a point of convergence for different ideas about painting, including the social and the political. This in turn demonstrates the possibilities for abstract painting and its significance for cultural production today, in a context dominated by figurative and realist modes of painting.

Private view and reception: 30.04.2010, 6pm to 8pm

PROGRAMMES
Registration and enquiry: Sonja Ng, sonjang@osagegallery.com, (852) 2793 4817

30.04.2010, 5pm-6pm
EXHIBITION TOUR BY CURATOR EUGENE TAN
with artists Masato Kobayashi, Jane Lee, Lee Kit and Milenko Prvacki

01.05.2010, 3pm-4pm
LECTURE: 'HARDCORE AND IMPURE: ABSTRACT PAINTING TODAY'
BY TONY GODFREY, Programme Director, MA in Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Institute of Art - Singapore, and Author of Painting Today (Phaidon, 2009)

Organised in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art - Singapore

A traditional way of looking at abstract expressionist painting has been to think of it as either colour field (Newman, Rothko) or gestural (Pollock, De Kooning). These terms do not seem very useful nowadays but they do represent two perennial trends within abstraction: firstly towards geometry and a sense of purity; secondly towards a more intuitive expression of the body (and mind?) through mark making. How can we rethink this today after two decades when irony and appropriation were so rife?  Renaming the dichotomy 'hard-core' and 'impure', Tony Godfrey looks at recent abstract painting from Europe, America and Asia and concludes by asking how important will abstraction be within Asia in the coming years.

 

 

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osage kwun tong : 08.05.2010 - 21.05.2010

::Children's Creative Art Exhibition : Symphony of Life

Osage Art Foundation is pleased to present the Children's Creative Arts Exhibition - Symphony of Life, an exhibition of more than 200 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks by over 300 little artists from the nine Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Nursery schools.

Since 2005, Osage Art Foundation has partnered with HKCS in offering professional artistic support and providing assistance in design and publicity. One of the main objectives of the Foundation is to increase community participation in the arts through education and by providing access. This exhibition is a reflection of that commitment. Through this exhibition, and other initiatives such as the Art Initiative Programme (AIP), a pilot programme to introduce art workshops in pre-school curriculums currently being developed, Osage Art Foundation aims to foster the link between education and the arts, nurture creativity and critical thinking, promote and develop innovative practice in research, teaching and learning.

The works exhibited are for sale and all proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Christian Service Children's Art Development Fund.

We would like to invite students and teachers of your institution to engage in guided visits of the above exhibitions during the exhibition period.

Location: Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. For further information, please contact Sonja Ng at 2793-4817.

Private view and reception: 07.05.2010, 5:30pm

 

 

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osage kwun tong : 27.03.2010-18.04.2010

::Parallel Worlds: Sara Tse and Shirley Tse

Parallel Worlds: Sara Tse and Shirley Tse presents the works of two closely-related artists working with sculpture and objects. The two sisters are internationally acclaimed artists, but living in different worlds: Sara Tse is based in Hong Kong and Shirley Tse has been based in Los Angeles since 1990. Both graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong but have taken different paths. They use different languages in their daily lives and belong to two different art communities. And despite the globalisation of the art world, their practices are informed and contextualised by different trajectories of contemporary art. This will be the first time works by the Tse sisters will be presented side by side. The exhibition will feature recent work as well as earlier works, which will exemplify and provide a deeper understanding of their works and practices, their connections, relationships as well as differences.

Private view and reception: Friday 26 March 2010, 6pm

PROGRAMMES

27.03.2010, 3pm-4:30pm
ARTIST TALK BY SARA TSE AND SHIRLEY TSE
Registration: info@osagegallery.com   (852) 2793 4817

11.04.2010, 3pm-5pm
WORKSHOP
In 2007, Sara Tse made use of her friends' old blankets to cut up and weave together to make her brother's tricycle. Once she fell asleep whilst she was sewing. In her dreams, Sara travelled back into her childhood and fulfilled many of her past wishes. In this workshop, Sara will ask participants to bring old items of clothing or a blanket to reconstruct forgotten objects we once longed for as a child. Through the process of sewing and stitching we can recover past desires and experience the joys of dreaming again.
* Basic sewing technique is required.
Registration: Vivian Poon (852) 2995 7438

 

 

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osage kwun tong : 27.03.2010-18.04.2010

::FUGUE in the key of UNDERSTANDING

Para/site Art Space - Hong Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Programme

Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Osage Art Foundation

 

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osage kwun tong : 23.01.2010-28.02.2010 extended till 14.03.2010

:: Biography

Participating artists: Hu Xianqian (Guangzhou), Li Ming (Hangzhou), Li Mu (Shanghai), Tang Dixin (Shanghai), and Zhao Zhao (Beijing)

Curated by Biljana Ciric and Khim Ong

A new generation of artists in China today occupies a peculiar position. Weary of academy traditions, the overkill of political pop and cynical realisms, yet keenly aware and critical of contemporary phenomenon, these artists often possess strong individual expressions whose works create small waves, albeit contained within a close-knitted art circle and are less talked about nor circulated. The emergence of artist groups such as Shuang Fei, Shufu, and Observation Society; and collective activities such as Small Production, and Jump seem to suggest a need for a stronger collective voice, which are not taken seriously or which some may dismiss as being 'comfort zones' for the insecure.

Biography is a selective examination of these 'individual expressions'. The artists included in this exhibition--Hu Xiangqian, Li Ming, Li Mu, Tang Dixin, and Zhao Zhao--belong to a new generation of artists whose works are arguably symptomatic of the youths in China today: alternately personal, rebellious, indifferent, absurd...

Opening Reception: Friday, 22 January 2010, 6:00pm

 

 

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:: Jane Lee | Lee Kit | Donna Ong

Jane Lee's works examines painting by pushing the limits of the materials and techniques used in painting. Her paintings highlight their processes to draw attention to the way the paintings have been made or constructed, and in so doing re-examine painting's significance and relevance for contemporary art practice.

Lee Kit's hand-painted cloths have been used on different occasions: as a towel, a tablecloth, curtains and bed sheet. These striped or grid-pattern cloths are mounted on the walls, accompanied by a photograph documenting how they have been used. They were washed, sullied or felt. Every touch, every trace of the event are recorded.

In Donna Ong's latest installations, which follows from her Crystal City installation (first shown at the National Museum of Singapore in 2009), glass bottles, jars, cups, bowls and decanters are used to create the skyline of a glass city. The configuration of these delicately assembled glass towers and interstitial space constructed a cityscape of a familiar yet unknown metropolitan.

                                                                                                                          
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osage kwun tong : 04.12.2009-17.01.2010

:: Jiang Zhi : Attitude

Curated by Bao Dong

Following its debut in Osage Shanghai in September this year, Jiang Zhi: Attitude at Osage Kwun Tong features an expansion of the first presentation, with new works added to the exhibition. The exhibition will then travel to Beijing in 2010.

Taking the concept of 'attitude' as a point of departure, Jiang Zhi explores how 'attitude' is not simply a conscious behaviour, nor merely an expression of a point of view, but a form of social rhetoric where every form of 'attitude' is a node in the complex web of meaning-making. This exhibition is an investigation into, and a rewriting of, the phenomenon behind rhetorical expressions. Jiang extracts fragments of the social rhetorical as found in real life situations and reconstructs them, and in the process, breaks the chain of meanings. Stripped of its language-signifier, 'attitude' reveals its own significance, bringing forth the criticality that lies at the heart of the deconstruction.

Attitude in Hong Kong is an expansion of the first presentation, not only because it has included more works, but more importantly, how these works extends from the issues examined, allowing for new layers of meanings to emerge.

Opening Reception: Thursday, 3 December 2009, 6:00pm

                                                                                                                          
 

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osage kwun tong: 10.10.2009 to 29.11.2009

:: A Blow to the Everyday

Curated by Yuko Hasegawa

Artists : ChimPom, Kenichi Hagihara, Meiro Koizumi, Ayako Okubo, Yukihiro Taguchi, Shiro Takatani, Wah

Organised by Osage Art Foundation
Part of October Contemporary 2009

A Blow to the Everyday signifies a call to transform and awaken everyday awareness by embroiling people in collective fantasies and horrors and other provocative documents. It also implies questioning, through the practice of contemporary Japanese artists, the kind of involvement the individual activities of artists can have with communities and society at large and the kinds of communication and imagination they can stimulate in late-finance capitalist Japan.

A Blow to the Everyday is also the story of the survival of the artists concerned, as well an attempt to recall the reality of a different life through involvement with situations and people in the city. Their projects are nonsensical and absurd and may at times even appear to resemble the actions of the mythical figure Sisyphus. However, they also represent an earnest exploration of the possibilities of the only exchanges possible in the context of the actuality of the here and now.

Public Programmes: 10 October 2009

10:30am
'Contemporary Japanese Art'
By Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

11:30am
Panel Discussion: 'Asia Art Today'
Participants: Tobias Berger, Patrick D Flores, and Yuko Hasegawa

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osage kwun tong: 10.10.2009 to 29.11.2009

:: (last) intervention

Artists : Kingsley Ng, Samson Young

Organised by Osage Art Foundation
Part of October Contemporary 2009

(last) intervention presents new works by Kingsley Ng and Samson Young, two of Hong Kong's emerging generation of tech-savvy multi-disciplinarians.

Kingsley Ng is known for his intensely subtle poeticism, while Samson Young's work is typified by schizophrenic juxtaposition of rich darkness and child-like imageries; yet, both share a concern for the deployment of sound in immersive multi-media experiences. The pair takes 'Now or Never' as a carte blanche, a call-to-arms to make art like there's no tomorrow, and an opportunity in historicising the Now and the Here.

Focusing on the rapidly-disappearing Kwun Tong as a site of social intervention and creative meditation, the pair will create contrasting pieces that seek to re-define 'intervention' as an act of remembering, an act of inscribing time, a way of participating in Being, and a way of negotiating competing claims for justice and acts of witnessing.

Opening Reception: 09.10.2009, 6:00pm

Urban Palimpsest: a twilight sound-walk by Samson Young
Date : 17 October 2009
Time : 7am

Samson Young will lead participants through a sonic excursion of Kwun Tong at sunrise. A small group of walkers will be guided through an intimate tour to discover little-known spots in Kwun Tong, while listening to modified environment sounds / electronic compositions streaming from portable listening devices. Urban Palimpsest is a meditative inquiry into the connection between urban spaces and our collective sonic imagination, an exercise in distrusting the ears, and a momentary disruption of sonic judgement. The sound-walk will last for 45 minutes.

Registration & Enquiry: (852) 2793 4817 or info@oaf.cc

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osage kwun tong: 21.08.2009 to 04.10.2009

:: Cheo Chai-Hiang : The Story of Money

Cheo Chai-Hiang's The Story of Money highlights the ingenuity of the Chinese language, while at the same time alludes to its hidden layers of meaning in the context of the contemporary capitalist society.

Cheo Chai-Hiang (b. 1946) is an artist, lecturer, writer and independent curator who has worked in Singapore, UK, Spain, Italy, Australia and China. He has had many solo shows in Singapore, Italy, Australia and China and has also exhibited in international exhibitions, most recently, the Singapore Biennale 2008. Cheo has also been selected to participate in the upcoming Asia Pacific Triennale 2009.

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osage kwun tong: 21.08.2009 to 04.10.2009

:: Nipan Oranniwesna : Being......at Home

 

 

Nipan Oranniwesna's Being......at Home explores the fragile state of contemporary societies in the age of globalisation, the related notion of nationalism, both within the context of Thailand, as well as globally. A Thai of Chinese descent, he addresses the issue of identity and its link to the notion of home.

Nipan Oranniwesna (b. 1962) graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Silpakorn University, Bangkok and received his MFA and Doctoral degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music. In addition to the exhibition Globalization...Please Slow Down at the Thai Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), he has participated in numerous exhibitions within Asia. He lives in Bangkok where he is Head of Visual Art Department, School of Fine & Applied Art, Bangkok University.

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osage kwun tong: 21.08.2009 to 04.10.2009

:: Sun Yuan & Peng Yu : Hong Kong Intervention

Sun Yuan's & Peng Yu's Hong Kong Intervention seeks to explore the social fabric of contemporary societies, taking Hong Kong as the site for their investigation. The project invites the participation of more than 100 Filipino domestic workers. These domestic workers works within the most intimate space of a household and yet, do not form part of that household. Their 'invisibility' within the lives of their employers alludes to the faux notion of globalisation and social integration, ironically often referred to and acknowledged as a global phenomena but which does not actually exist at the most fundamental level of our society.

Sun Yuan (b. 1972) and Peng Yu (b. 1974) both graduated from the oil painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and live and work in Beijing. They have been collaborating since 2000 and are two of China's most controversial artists, renown for working with extreme materials such as human fat tissue, live animals, and baby cadavers to deal with issues of perception, death, and the human condition.

   

Opening reception: Friday, 21 August 2009, 6:00pm

Artist-in-Conversation Saturday, 22 August 2009
2:00pm Cheo Chai-Hiang with Chai Chang Hwang and Isabel Ching
4:00pm Sun Yuan & Peng Yu with Eugene Tan
Venue: Osage Kwun Tong
Language: English and Mandarin

Panel Discussion
Saturday, 12 September 2009, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Topic: Dragon, Tigers and Lions: Contemporary Art in China and Southeast Asia
Speakers: Dr Patrick D Flores, Lee Weng Choy, Davide Quadrio
Moderator: Dr Eugene Tan
Venue: Osage Kwun Tong
Language: English

Exhibition Tours
Sunday, 30 August 2009, 3:00pm
Sunday, 27 September 2009, 3:00pm
Venue: Osage Kwun Tong
Language: English

The Story of Money, Being......at Home, and Hong Kong Intervention continue till 4 October 2009

 

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osage kwun tong: 04.07.2009 to 16.08.2009

:: Dwelling

Artists: Gavin Au Ka Yiu, Au Wah Yan, Kwan Sheung Chi, Hanison Lau Hok Shing, Leung Chi Wo, Jonathan Hoi Yat Leung, Kimhoo So & Ahong Cheung, Samuel Adam Swope, Tsang Chui Mei, Wong Chun Hei, Kacey Wong, Yeung Hok Tak

Curated by Jeff Leung

The exhibition engages with the issue of space and examines three aspects. ‘Space for Practice’ focuses on the physical space that is in actual use, the limits and control implied or directly shown through its manipulation/operation, which reflects the common quality of people utilising compact space and reveals symbols of a socioeconomic class symbol ingrained in different homes. ‘Space out of Space’ examines how individual space is created beyond the constraints of physical space as the artists extend their private space in a non-confrontational way, they employ immediate spatial tactics in a predetermined space to create a self-sustained ‘Little Paradise’.Finall, ‘Space as a Metaphor’ portrays space as a site for ‘signification' through the work of the artists.

The exhibition invites viewers to re-imagine, through the artists’ experiences, their own living spaces in various perspectives and opens up possibilities for its imaginative use.

Artists' Talks
Saturday 25 July 2009 3:00pm Hanison Lau Hok Shing and Tsang Chui Mei
    Venue: Osage Kwun Tong
Saturday 1 August 2009 3:00pm Wong Chun Hei and Kimhoo So & Ahong Cheung
    Venue: Osage Kwun Tong

Dwelling continues until 16 August 2009

 

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osage kwun tong: 04.07.2009 to 16.08.2009

:: Children's Creative Arts Exhibition : Their Melodic Palette

 

 

Osage Art Foundation is pleased to host the Children’s Creative Arts Exhibition, an exhibition of more than 200 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks by over 300 little artists from the nine Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Nursery schools.

Since 2005, Osage Art Foundation has partnered with HKCS in offering professional artistic support and providing assistance in design and publicity. One of the main objectives of the Foundation is to increase community participation in the arts through education and by providing access. This exhibition is a reflection of that commitment. Through this exhibition, and other initiatives such as the Art Initiative Programme (AIP), a pilot programme to introduce art workshops in pre-school curriculums currently being developed, Osage Art Foundation aims to foster the link between education and the arts, nurture creativity and critical thinking, promote and develop innovative practice in research, teaching and learning.

The works exhibited are for sale and all proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Christian Service Children’s Art Development Fund.

Their Melodic Palette continues until 16 August 2009

     

We would like to invite students and teachers of your institution to engage in guided visits of the above exhibitions during the exhibition period.

Location: Osage Kwun Tong, 5/F Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. For further information, please contact Anne Chan or Alice Wong at 2793-4817.

 

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osage kwun tong: 30.02.2009 to 28.06.2009

:: Beyond the Image

Liang Quan, Lui Chunkwong, Yan Shanchun

Osage Gallery is pleased to present Beyond the Image, an exhibition of three of the most established abstract painters in the region, Liang Quan, Lui Chunkwong, and Yan Shanchun. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to bring together works by the three artists to audiences in Hong Kong. Although distinctly different in their approaches to painting, their works explore the intricate relationships between tradition and innovation, abstraction and representation, real space and poetic imagination.

 

 

osage kwun tong: 30.05.2009 to 28.06.2009

:: Feigned Innocence: We all Look

 

Artists: Simon Birch, Julia Burns, Eva Chan, Fanny Cheuk, Christopher Cheung, Matina Cheung, Siu Chong, Almond Chu, Henry Chu, Silas Fong, Norman Ford, Laleeskin, Jonathan Hoi Yat Leung, Manu Luksch, Christian Niccoli, Steven Schkolne, Sinsong, The Surveillance Camera Players, Samuel Adam Swope, Yangachi

Curated by Evangelo Costadimas, Lam Hoi Sin, Iris Lo and Nana Euna-Seo

An exhibition that explores looking or being looked at. The give and take between the watcher and the watched, an interplay of power and desire. Four stories in four self-contained rooms that challenge prescribed ways of visual conduct in human nature. Stories that tread on the fine lines between a spectator and an inspector, an observier or a spy, a watcher and a voyeur.

This exhibition is curated by the students of the 08/09 Para/Site Art Space - Hong Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Programme.

 

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osage kwun tong: 27.02.2009 to 24.05.2009

:: Some Rooms (Hong Kong)

Artists: Silas Fong (Hong Kong), Doris Wong (Hong Kong), Tintin Wulia (Indonesia), Vincent Leong (Malaysia), Poklong Anading (Philippines), Louie Cordero (Philippines), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Donna Ong (Singapore), Pratchaya Phinthong (Thailand) and Wit Pimkanchanapong (Thailand)

Curators: Kate Chattiya (Thailand), Isabel Ching (Singapore), Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya (Hong Kong), Eva McGovern (Malaysia) and June Yap (Singapore)

Osage Gallery is pleased to present Some Rooms, the second in an annual series of exhibitions that explore collaboration and curatorial process. This year, the exhibition will take place across two venues, Osage Kwun Tong in Hong Kong and Osage Shanghai, featuring fourteen of the most exciting artists from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, working with diverse styles and mediums. These fourteen artists will collaborate individually with one of six curators, also based in the region. In this way, the exhibition becomes a platform for the artists to extend their practice, or to explore a new direction in their work, in collaboration with the curator they are working with. Some Rooms will not only introduce the work of these emerging artists but also demonstrate the potential and possibilities that can emerge from meaningful curatorial dialogue and collaboration, when the starting point taken are those of the artists’ individual practices.

 

 

osage kwun tong: 24.05.2009, 5:00pm (special event)

:: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

 

Curated by William Lane and Giorgio Biancorosso

Some Sounds Some Spaces marks the closing day of Some Rooms a three-month long exhibition that explores artistic collaboration and curatorial practice. Taking its cue from the main goal of the exhibition, Some Sounds Some Spaces is the first step in the development of a project that aims at integrating curatorship, as currently practiced in the visual art and new media art context, with traditional musical performance.

       
2008

 

osage kwun tong: 28.11.2008 to 08.02.2009

:: Miao Xiaochun : Microcosm

Osage Kwun Tong is proud to present a multimedia exhibition of Beijing-based artist Miao Xiaochun’s newest works. His computer generated imagery and video works will be shown alongside works on traditional Xuan paper, inkjet on canvas and hand embroidered silk. The exhibition is built around a centerpiece called Microcosm, which is Miao’s interpretation of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous fifteenth century masterpiece, the Garden of Earthly Delights. Miao's Xuan paper prints and silk embroidery pieces, which he refers to as “line” works, relate to his examination of the expressive power of the line, the inspiration for which came about whilst he was developing the 3D computer modeling for Microcosm.

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osage kwun tong: 10.10.2009 to 08.02.2009

:: Site:Seeing

Presetnted by Osage Art Foundation as its participation in October Contermporary 2008, Site:Seeing is a new media art exhibition that features Kingsley Ng and Zulkifle Mahmod from Hong Kong and Singapore respectively. Each presents a new media art project that seeks to examine the relationship between public spaces and a city's transient inhabitants, as well as to subvert the usual experience of physical sensorial bombardment that comes with viewing the city’s attractions. Site:Seeing aims to bring to question the operation of desire related to viewing tourist sites and the role of human-locale interaction in the act of touring under these post-modern urban circumstances that go towards defining a city’s identity. By preferring phenomenon that goes un-noticed, it variously highlights, sidesteps and questions the current technology that facilities the archiving of travel and the desire that feeds such technology.

 

 

osage kwun tong: 10.10.2008 - 16.11.2008

:: Jiang Zhi: ON THE WHITE

ON THE WHITE is Jiang Zhi's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. It is an introspective examination of confrontation, entanglement, coexistence and contradictions. A male and a female body move under the white cloth. Rather than emphasizing gender difference, the bodies seem to be governed by mystical force and tension, indicating a sort of yin/yang co-dependence that underlies the basis of life. Indistinct forces are shown to be at work, intimating what is experienced and felt rather than theorized or verbalized. The white cloth manifests a fluid form and visual/conceptual ambiguity from which can arise intuition, direct insights and a nuanced understanding that approaches the truth.

Curated by Isabel Ching

 

 

osage kwun tong: 05.09.2008 - 06.10.2008

:: Futuramanila

FUTURAMANILA is a group exhibition comprised of 23 contemporary Filipino artists brought together by an association created through artist-run spaces and exchange residency programs and who practice both in the Philippines and abroad. These artists who exhibit their works locally and internationally all possess a mutual connection with the collective Filipino identity. Along with this, their cross-cultural relations reinforce the core of the exhibit, providing a discussion drawn from various creative viewpoints.

 

 

osage kwun tong: 18.07.2008 - 29.08.2008

:: Women's Work

 

 

osage kwun tong: 15.05.2008 - 13.07.2008

:: Shen Shaomin: Unassailable (Activated Organism)

 

 

osage kwun tong: 15.05.2008 - 13.07.2008

:: Chinese Voices Chinese Stories

     
       
2007

 

osage kwun tong: 10.10.2007 - 18.11.2007

:: Miao Xiaochun: H2O - A Study of Art History

Miao’s art practice involves a thoughtful exploration of major philosophical questions.  His work addresses challenging issues of authorship and originality, while the works themselves are distinctive and easily recognizable as his own.  He appropriates images from reproductions of masterpieces of Western art and re-works them into entirely new contemporary contexts.

 

 

osage kwun tong: 10.10.2007 - 18.11.2007

:: Siren: New Media Art

Siren: New Media Art presented by the Osage Art Foundation as its participation in October Contemporary 2007 is a collaboration with a number of Hong Kong’s most exciting young artists.  Siren is a theoretical and physical space in which artists will develop new work that responds to the theme of October Contemporary and their immediate environment.

Siren includes a video and sound installation by Christopher Lau and Samson Young, new performance pieces by choreographers Nina Habulan-Gelladuga and Koala Yip and dancer Tomas Belen, an installation by new media artists John Wong and Pong Lam, and performances by a quartet from the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.

 

 

osage kwun tong: 10.08.2007 - 09.09.2007

:: River of Time

Huang Min, Ma Jun

 

 

osage kwun tong: 10.08.2007 - 09.09.2007

:: Xu Xiaoguo : Performance In Waiting

Xu Xiaoguo's solo exhibition

   

osage kwun tong: 04.07.2007 - 09.09.2007

:: Castles in the Sky

Children's Art Exhibition

 

 

osage kwun tong: 01.06.2007 (special event)

:: Nina Hayuma Habulan Gelladuga : Journey

Contemporary Dance Performance

 

 

osage kwun tong: 01.06.2007 - 09.09.2007

:: Li Xinping : Chinese Synthesism

 

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osage soho 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007
2012      
 

 

osage soho: 11.01.2012 – 22.01.2012

:: LiFeast

Artist: Patricia CHIU, Alok / ahshun aka bjornho / Oetzi.P / Shelf-Index / Wong Chung-fai, Jamie JIM, LAM Tim Wai, Wilson TSANG, Moodless

“Food is art to our body, art is food to our soul” - LiFeast is a two-week art and food festival packed with exhibitions and performances. As a part of the Osage Sigma Projects, LiFeast is created to bring great sound, visual and performance art together with delicious food to Hong Kong audience, in the heart of the city. This event supports emerging artists and cutting-edge art forms from Hong Kong and the region. Read more ...


                                                                                                                                        
2011      
 

 

osage soho: 26.11.2011 – 08.01.2012

:: Solo Exhibition by Kingsley Ng

Opening reception: Friday 25 November, 6pm- 8pm

Artist: Kingsley Ng

Curator: Arianna Gellini

As if flowing from a hypnagogic state, “Solo exhibition by Kingsley Ng” further draws us into the threshold of consciousness. In a quest for pure aesthetic synthesis, Ng is exploring the interstice of artistic creation, that divine moment where boundaries are distorted and thought, image and form are dissolved in a physical reality that sits just in the middle between possibility and reality. This Utopian space, this interstice is where dualities are pacified, where possibilities become factual tendencies for something, where these conflicting forces are neutralized in a perfect balance while complimenting each other. What we see is in reality a thought without an image, a series of codes, of axioms that deliberately render visible pure thoughts into rhizomes of reflections. Read more ...


                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage soho: 22.10.2011 – 21.11.2011

:: Elsewhere: Au Hoi Lam and Sara Tse

Opening reception: Friday 21 October, 6pm

Artist: Au Hoi Lam and Sara Tse

Curator: Sonja Ng

"Elsewhere" marks the first collaboration between two local Hong Kong artists, Au Hoi Lam and Sara Tse. The exhibition looks into the idea of the non-linear journey navigated by the hints and fragments within the two artists’ own intertwining memory, dream, and experience, where hidden meanings and interpretation together form as one tale. Works in the gallery space are souvenirs, objects of desire attach to significant milestones within this imaginary journey, away from the here, and the now. Read more ...


                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage soho: 17.09.2011 – 16.10.2011

:: PRELUDE A L’APRES MIDI D’UN FAUNE

Opening reception: Friday 16 September, 6pm

Artist: Jane Lee

Curator: Arianna Gellini

I am more and more convinced that music is not, in essence, a thing which can be cast into a traditional and fixed form. It is made up of colors and rhythms.

- Claude Debussy

Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune presents a solo exhibition of iconic pieces and recent artworks by Singapore-based artist Jane Lee. Lee moves away from the restrictions of traditional compositional structure and instead explores the realm of sculpture within painting and the origin of paint: Colour. In her abstractions, colour has not only a highly attractive quality but more importantly it has an objectified presence. It invades and conquers the space in morbid and elliptical convulsions. In Lee’s artworks, colour becomes the composition itself. It subsumes matter into form; destructs the painting surface in agglomerates of colourful substance. From a pure two-dimensional entity, it explodes into a flourishing three dimensional object.

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osage soho : 13.08.2011 – 11.9.2011

:: Imagined Geographies

Artists: Roberto Chabet

Curators: Ringo Bunoan and Nilo Ilarde

Complementing the large-scale exhibition 'To Be Continued – Hong Kong' at Osage Gallery, Kwun Tong is 'Imagined Geographies' at Osage Gallery, Soho – a special four week viewing of 30 new unique pencil on paper drawings by Roberto Chabet.

Drawing is a dot.
Drawing is another dot.
Drawing is one dot drawn to the other.
Drawing is a dot, a dash.
Drawing is a line.
Drawing is distance, measure.
Drawing delineates, demarcates, delimits.
Drawing is a line closing, enclosing.
Drawing is a line disclosing shapes.
Drawing shapes spaces, spaces shapes.
Drawing is interval, gaps.
Drawing is time.
Drawing is space between the shapes of now, and of then, and of when.
Drawing is a moment, and another moment, and other moments.
Drawing is a constellation of moments,
Circular, elliptical, spiraling,
Concentric, eccentric,
Random, haphazard accidental.
Drawing is interval, gaps.
Drawing crosses over, falls into, fills gaps.
Drawing skips, shifts, slips, slides, slithers.
Drawing figures, is figured.
Drawing pulls, pushes, tugs, drags.
Drawing is friction, gravity.
Earth draws, is drawn, draws maps.
Sun draws, draws shadows, photos.
Moon draws tides.
Stars draw mishaps, draw dreams, night creatures,
Crabs, goats, scorpions, twins, virgins.
Drawing feels, touches.
Fingers draw.
Hand draws.
The eye draws,
Draws the hand to draw.
The mind draws,
Draws the eye
To draw the hand
To draw the mind
To draw.
Drawing traces,
Erases gaps between hand, eye, mind.
Drawing thinks, thinks drawing.
Drawing is a word,
Written is drawn,
Is drawing,
Spoken utters.
Drawing is a verb.
Drawings sits, lies, stands still, walks,
Contemplating, meditating, unthinking
Sitting, lying, standing still, walking.
Drawing is pulse.
Drawing is breath.
Drawing is breath drawn.
Drawing is breath withdrawn.
Drawing is breath redrawn.
Drawing is change.
Drawing is chance.
Drawing folds,
Drawing enfolds,
Drawing, like an exquisite corpse,
Unfolds.
- Roberto Chabet "Lines on Drawing", 1999

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osage soho : 16.07.2011 – 07.08.2011

:: SLIPPING TRANSMISSION

Opening reception: 15.7.2011, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Artists: Felix Bacolor, Yan Shan Chun, Tozer Pak, Shirley Tse, Wah Nu

Curators: Arianna Gellini and Sonja Ng

Osage Soho is pleased to present group exhibition Slipping Transmission. Through the works of Felix Bacolor, Yan Shan Chun, Tozer Pak and Shirley Tse, Wah Nu, Slipping Transmission traces and magnifies the evasive and implicit line that slips in between performing states and still moments of the everyday life. With the aid of photography, video, painting, and sculptural objects, the exhibition at the same time aims to explore the imperfections of these mediums in preserving and recording the slippage of time. Read more ...


                                                                                                                                        

 

 

osage soho : 30.07.2011 [Live performances: 3pm or 7pm]

:: AQUA Transmission

Musician: Vicky Shin

Tickets: HKD120/performance (one drink included)

Reservations: T +852 2537 0688 or info@osagesigma.com

Vicky Shin’s renowned water percussion will dialogue with the artworks in Slipping Transmission - the current exhibition at Osage Gallery, Soho. A suggestive performance featuring water and fire, AQUA Transmission will provide a sensorial musical journey transforming the dialogue between visual art and performing art within the space.


                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage soho : 20.05.2011 - 10.07.2011

:: LSSIISLTENNT

Private viewing: 19.05.2011, 6pm to 8pm

Artist: Poklong Anading

Curator: David Chan

LSSIISLTENNT (opens 20 May) is a solo exhibition of emerging Manila-based Poklong Anading that deals with the slippage between the act of listening and to be silent. This experimental exhibition conveys a muteness and invite us to rethink our ties with time, space and our movement and the elements that make us human. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage soho : 05.03.2011 - 09.05.2011

:: Intermediate Geography

Artist: Roberto Chabet
Curator: Nilo Ilarde

This installation was first displayed in 2005 as part of Chabet's series of annual simultaneous exhibitions at Finale Art Gallery and West Gallery at SM Megamall in Manila, and will be reconstructed for Osage Soho. "Intermediate Geography" is like a reminder of the dichotomies between the known and the unknowable; the expressible and the inexpressible; private and public; oneself and the other; art and non-art.

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

:: ArtWalk 2011

Date: 16th March 2011
Time: 5pm - 12am

Osage is pleased to be participating again in the charity event ArtWalk 2011. Please come and join us on the night for wine and good food.

Tickets are on sale at:

Picture This (13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central) - near Ice House Street corner
Connoisseur Art Gallery (1 Hollywood Rd) - near Escalator
Schoeni Art Gallery (27 Hollywood Rd) - under the Escalator
Plum Blossoms Gallery (1 Hollywood Rd) - near Escalator
CAIS Gallery (87 Hollywood Rd) - near Aberdeen Street

Money raised from the sale of ArtWalk tickets will benefit the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO).

For more information, please visit www.hongkongartwalk.com


                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage soho : 20.01.2011 - 27.02.2011

:: Mortal Coil

Private view and reception: 19.01.2011, 6pm-8pm

Osage Soho presents Mortal Coil, a solo exhibition by Wilson Shieh.

Preoccupied with pop culture and its different forms of manifestation, Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh gives us a pause for reflecting on the paradox of contemporary culture. The term "mortal coil" is fitting, for "mortal" is directed at our physical bodies and its characterization, and "coil" conveys an emotional vessel that ...is compressed and requires disentanglement.

Influenced by Chinese gongbi painting technique and known for his meticulous rendering of figure and ground, many have overlooked Shieh's dark humor that functions as a critique of celebrity culture. For this exhibition, Shieh presents three series of drawings as a trajectory to investigate how cultural icons can develop into legends and subsequently historical figures.

                                                                                                                          
2010      
 

 

osage soho : 24.11.2010 - 14.01.2011

:: Pyramid

Bea Camacho, Maria Taniguchi

Osage Soho presents Pyramid, the first collaboration between Philippine artists Bea Camacho and Maria Taniguchi. The two artists, both originally from the Philippines, are now living and working in Boston and London respectively. The collaboration arises out of their common interest in the uses of a reductive process to investigate the dialectics of representation and of imagery converging to a single point. Secondly, pyramid can be used as a metaphor for how we come to terms with something monolithic. During the post-modern era, the monolith is not so much physical but something completely dematerialized, in particular the ever persuasive saturation and instantaneous transmission of images left right and center.

Inspired by the late French post-modern theorist Jean Baudrillard's theory on simulation central for the 1990's discussion on aesthetics, Pyramid sheds light on how the artists negotiate with the weight of the content [the base of the pyramid] and the weightlessness of dematerialized information [the zenith of the pyramid], and explores whether we can still resurrect something spiritual and eternal with image making. This exhibition forms the bases of a discourse that questions what are the remaining functions of making image at this moment - after the machine, after television, after the internet.

                                                                                                                          
 

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osage soho : 06.09.2010 - 11.23.2010

::Group Exhibition

Alfredo Aquilizan, Maria Isabel Cruz, Jordin Isip, Louie Cordero, Mac Valdezco, Mike Arcega, Roberto M.A. Robles

 

 

 

                                                                                                                          
 

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osage soho : 02.08.2010 - 31.08.2010

:: Li Xinping

Osage Soho is pleased to announce Li Xinping's solo exhibition, featuring 12 new works by the Beijing based artist.

Li's painterly style has always carried a unique stand within Chinese contemporary art today as it encompasses the perimeters of decorative art and at the same time possesses the potential to engage in various mythological and philosophical discourses concerning the ancient history and culture of China. In his latest body of work, Li Xinping shifts his focus towards the broader theme of science and nature by microscopically examining the miniscule details generated from dissected images and mirror reflection of warped body parts. In the Tentacle and Image series (2010), vibrant colors and irregular shapes are juxtaposed to create stimulating geometric visuals reminiscent of radiating cells. Other works such as Gust (2009) and Cry Out (2009) retain Li's figural approach to express natural phenomenon and human emotion, with the latter bearing a comical touch within.

Li Xinping (b. 1959) graduated from Henan University with Top Honors in Fine Arts. He has subsequently studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing as well as the St. Petersburg Art Academy in Russia. His works have been presented at notable exhibitions and art fairs in Asia such as SUSI: Key to Chinese Art Today-Exploration&Discovery (2006) at the National Museum in Manila, Nokia Singapore Art 1999, and Art Taipei (2008, 2009). Li has twice represented Beijing in the National Art Exhibition in China. Since 2005, he has had numerous solo exhibitions at the Osage Galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai.


                                                                                                                          
 

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osage soho : 06.07.2010 - 31.07.2010

:: Chen Jie, Gong Jian, Jane Lee, Lee Kit, Milenko Prvacki, Zhao Zhao



                                                                                                                          
 

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osage soho : 24.05.2010-01.07.2010

::Back to the Future?

Artists:
Huang Xiaopeng, Jiang Zhi, Li Ming, Ken Lum, Shirley Tse, Adrian Wong, Zheng Guogu

Imagine Osage Soho becoming a film set, a prop for rethinking the connections among the past, present and future. Is there still a possibility of turning back the clock in order to see ourselves more clearly in the present or do we just morph into the future without a clear direction? Back to the future? attempts to instil psychological nuances and to invoke an intensity to a site what is seemingly mundane. Artists are invited to turn what is vernacular on its back and to transform audiences' perception into a series of concrete actions.

                                                                                                                          
 

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:: ARTHK 10: 27.05.2010 - 30.05.2010

Booth D10
CHEN Jie | JIANG Zhi | Jane Lee | Donna ONG| Wilson SHIEH | SUN Yuan and PENG Yu | Charwei TSAI | Adrian WONG | YANG Jiechang

Vernissage
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 at 6-9pm

Stand Talk by artist Wilson Shieh
Thursday. 27 May 2010 at 4.30pm at Osage Gallery booth D10

ART HK Sunday Brunch
Sunday, May 30 at 10am - 12noon
Osage Soho

 

 

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osage soho : 24.03.2010-22.05.2010

::Tsang Chui Mei, Wong Chun Hei and Yan Shan Chun

 

 

 

 

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osage soho : 16.01.2010-28.02.2010 extended till 21.03.2010

::Soft Death by Louie Cordero

Osage Gallery is pleased to present Soft Death by Louie Cordero at Osage Soho, following the exhibition's debut in Osage Singapore in November last year.

Louie Cordero's works are all filled with imageries like dismemberment, mutilation, brain, blood, intestines, membranes, or capillary. Yet more than just gore and the grotesque, Cordero's works, which draw inspirations from the streets, idiosyncratic semiology of various subcultures, popular culture, myths, and mass media, is reflective of a contemporary fascination with both the refined and the lewd. In Soft Death, which showcases a series of new drawings and paintings, ornate savagery appears alongside jovial or otherwise indifferent characters, often critically wounded or in a state of physical distortion--perhaps hinting at the contradiction underlying contemporary culture. Repulsive yet strangely captivating, Cordero's works are an ingenious manipulation of the sick pleasure one derives from the abject, and a direct confrontation with contemporary society.

 

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Osage Soho : 27.11.2009-10.01.2010

::Lee Kit : Someone Singing and Calling Your Name

Osage Soho is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Lee Kit's latest work, which marks a significant shift in the artist's practice.

Lee Kit has an attachment to things. Not particular objects that can be picked up, washed, sullied, felt, or lost, but rather the categories of existence that provide for these possibilities. His work is related to their objecthood, and often takes the form of an impersonal romance that initiates and shapes relationships between these errant things.

In this exhibition, Someone Singing and Calling Your Name, Lee transforms the two rooms of the gallery space into a certain take on a karaoke lounge intended to evoke a typical experience of social anxiety. Drawings of recognisable brand trademarks in coloured pencil on cardboard sheets hang on the cardboard walls.

Best known for his work with painted cloth, Lee's latest body of work feels like a departure for many observers. In the karaoke lounge of Someone Singing and Calling Your Name, the cardboard walls have replaced painted cloth as both boundary and receptacle for the activities of this body-like cloth, these walls record every touch, every trace of the event. Ultimately, the event is subsumed into the object itself, and, if experience can serve as any guide, these walls will continue to speak long after the bodies have come to rest.

Opening Reception: Thursday, 26 November 2009, 6:30pm

 

 

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osage soho : 04.11.2009-21.11.2009

:: Lam Tungpang and Lau Hok Shing

Featuring paintings by Lam Tungpang and an installation by Lau Hok Shing.

 

osage soho: 28.08.2009 - 11.10.2009

:: Group Exhibition


 

An exhibition by 7 Filipino artists: Victor Balanon, Bea Camacho, Robert Guiterrez, Jordin Islip, Gina Osterloh, Kreskin Sugay, Jenifer K. Wofford

 

 

osage soho: 16.07.2009 - 23.08.2009

:: Kum Chikeung, Lui Chunkwong & Wilson Shieh


 

Osage Soho presents a group exhibition of recent works by three Hong Kong Artists.

The exhibition continutes until 23 August 2009

 

 

osage soho: 13.06.2009 - 12.07.2009

:: Arnel S. Agawin : Remains of a Travelling Battered Wing


 

Curated by Evangelo Costadimas

Remains of a Travelling Battered Wing is a solo exhibition of mixed media works by the Hong Kong based, Filipino artist Arnel S. Agawin. The exhibition, which comprises drawings, paintings, video and installation, takes as its starting point, a journey of discovery by Agawin to the inner recesses of Hong Kong’s psyche. It is a journey he had to make in becoming a resident of Hong Kong and making this place his home. Being a ‘circumstantial migrant and willing adoptee’ of this city, it became obvious to him, soon after his arrival to Hong Kong that he had to adapt ‘to confront inevitable cultural impositions’. It is therefore not only a journey about his process of assimilating into the specific social and cultural context of Hong Kong, but also an attempt to transform this context.

 

osage soho: 30.04.2009 - 31.05.2009 extended to 07.06.2009

:: Charwei Tsai : Transience


Osage Soho is pleased to present Charwei Tsai’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, featuring works from 2005 to 2009. Tsai’s works engage with the transient nature of our natural and man-made environment and, in particular, seek to ‘inspire moments of contemplation on the ephemeral qualities of our environment and history.’

The opening reception of the exhibition was also the launch of Under Influence, a special edition of Lovely Daze, a curatorial journal published by Tsai.

 

 

osage soho: 06.03.2009 - 26.04.2009

:: Wilson Shieh : Chow Yun Fat's Fitting Room

Curated by Patrick D. Flores

Shieh's Chow Yun Fat's Fitting Room project reflects on how culture through appearance and adornment transforms in various media. The element of the famous Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat adds another dimension to this reflection because it introduces his own history of mutation from a local performer to a Hollywood star. This, too, had required him to shed old habits and take on new skin, learn a strange accent, and finally come to belong to a global world gathered by the cinema. In this exhibition, while Shieh departs from his exceptional use of the Chinese fine brush technique on silk and paper, though he retains its delicate manifestations. He demonstrates levels of mediation of clothing and consciousness through acrylic, crayon, graphite, and collage of prints. In this variety of media, the idea of transformation is further fleshed out in the process of dressing up and fashioned in the fitting rooms of society.

 

 

osage soho: 12.02.2009 - 01.03.2009

:: Crossway : Miao Xiaochun, Liu Liyun


Osage Soho presents selected artworks from two Chinese contemporary artists: Liu Liyun and Miao Xiaochun. Liu’s work is informed by the ancient world of Chinese paintings which she makes her starting point in order to create her fantasy scene installations, modern 3D re-interpretations two dimensional classics. Miao on the other hand, begins with a 3D virtual interpretation of a Renaissance masterpiece and concludes with two dimensional Chinese ink paintings. Both artists are continuously deriving inspiration by juxtaposing the old and the new, East and West, classical and contemporary. Although their points of departure are seemingly at opposite ends, their creations converge and cross along the way to present us with alternative and innovative explorations.

       
2008

 

osage soho: 26.11.2008 - 08.02.2009

:: Group Exhibition: Cai Jin, Chen Xiaodan, He Jinwei, Jiang Zhi,    Sun Guojuan


 

Osage is pleased to present selected works by five contemporary Chinese artists. Cai Jin’s palpably visceral work references the miracle of creation that takes place inside women’s bodies. Chen Xiaodan’s Bloomy series tackles the issue of death, expressing horror and longing, hatred and obsession from a female perspective. He Jinwei ‘s mythical portrait stirs the viewer’s mind. Jiang Zhi’s works explore grand themes and personal narratives in surprising and unconventional ways. Sun Guojuan critiques notions of ideal female beauty with a series of self portraits.

 

 

osage soho: 30.10.2008 - 23.11.2008

:: Li Xinping : Criscross Fables

 

 

osage soho: 11.10.2008 - 27.10.2008

:: William Lim : DESTINATION

Curated by Evangelo Costadimas

Destination is a solo exhibition of photographs by artist and architect William Lim comprising photographs culled from his recent trip around the world. He likens this body of work to a string of incidents or landmarks that dot our lives, as for him “life is a journey searching for a destination”. William Lim’s photographs capture the spirit of a scene in all its emotive colours and shades while evoking ideas of both the modern and the romantic from his journey of life - his path that winds from destination to destination in his search for meditative, contemplative images.

 

 

 

osage soho: 30.08.2008 - 30.09.2008

:: Try to Remember
Chen Ping, He Jinwei, Jin Yangping, Liu Qiming, Shen Shaomin

Try to Remember is a group exhibition of selected works by Chen Ping, He Jinwei, Jin Yangping, Liu Qiming, and Shen Shaomin. The artists’ presentations of contemporary events and phenomena seek to highlight moments, perspectives, identities and experiences that fall through the cracks of historical accounts driven towards narrative consistency. Each artist takes on the role of simultaneously being an observer and participant in specific moments in time, crafting a picture of people, events and histories. These exist at the margins and also bring forth the artist’s personal viewpoints of the state of society in contemporary times. The works in Try to Remember do not just document, but attempt to intervene into the present and continuous act of remembering.

 

 

osage soho: 31.07.31.2008 - 27.08.2008

:: Wonderland
Paintings + Mixed Media Installations by
Joe Lui, Clementine Chan, and Seeman Ho

The exhibition features three Hong Kong female artists; each expresses the artist’s world of imagination and sensation with unique styles and techniques. From oil paintings, micro sculptures to mixed media installation, Wonderland invites audiences to enter the poetic and imaginary world of Joe Lui, Clementine Chan, and Seeman Ho.

 

 

osage soho: 28.06.31.2008 - 23.07.2008

:: Zoology
Almond Chu, Jiang Penyi, Kum Chikeung, Wang Chuan

 

 

osage soho: 26.06.31.2008 (special event)

:: Ludwig : Atopia Night - A downtown experience

 

 

osage soho: 06.31.2008 - 24.06.2008

:: Chronicles of Pain

Charlie Co, Bobit Segismundo, Justo Cascante, Arnel S. Agawin

Participation in the Philippines Art Festival 2008

       
2007      
 

 

osage soho: 02.08.2007 - 02.09.2007

:: Charlie Co : Red Frames

Charkie Co's Beijing Residency exhibition.

 

 

osage soho: 05.07.2007 - 31.07.2007

:: Moments On White

Yeo Shih Yun, Willy Tay

 

 

osage soho: 05.07.2007 - 31.07.2007

:: Fabricated Mortals

Almond Chu, Lester Lee, Tsang Kim Wa

Selected Photograhic works, curated by Janet Fong

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2010      
 

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osage singapore : 09.05.2010-20.06.2010

::plAy : Art from Myanmar Today

Curated by Isabel Ching & Yin Ker

Participating artists: Aung Myint, Emily Phyo, Ko Z, Min Thein Sung, MPP Yei Myint, Myat Kyawt, Nyein Chan Su (NCS), Po Po, Soe Naing, The Maw Naing, Tun Win Aung, Wah Nu, Zar Min Htike

In this first major exhibition of Myanma art, curated by Isabel Ching and Yin Ker are keen to adopt as muse a force closer to life in the way it is enacted on a daily basis in Myanmar (Burma) - one whose language is proper to humanity as well. Myanmar is often taken as synonymous with Buddhism, NGOs, drugs, poverty and realpolitik, as if her people lived on this medley alone. But Southeast Asia's largest peninsular country that connects the two civilizations of India and China, and with a population of 50 million, is more. Adopting "play" as its theme, this exhibition sets out to explore the ways thirteen Myanmar artists born between the 1940s and 1980s negotiate with life and art presently, ergo unveiling the intricacies of Myanmar art today: its many colours and paradoxies, from the jocular to carnivalesque to plain irony.

Opening Reception: Saturday, 08.05.2010, 5pm

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

08.05 2010, 3:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION - PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ART IN MYANMAR
Speakers: Cheo Chai-Hiang(Artist), Isabel Ching (Curator), Po Po (Participating artist), Tun Win Aung (Participating artist), Meridel Rubenstein (Visiting Associate Professor, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University)
Moderator: Isabel Ching

05.06.2010, 3:00PM
ARTIST TALK BY PO PO
Moderator: Lee Weng Choy (Director of Projects, Research & Publication, Osage Art Foundation)

All programmes are held at Osage Singapore and carried out in English. For enquiries, please email info@osagegallery.com or call us at (65) 6337 9909.


                                                                                                                          
 

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osage singapore : 03.03.2010-25.04.2010

::Inventory : New Art from Southeast Asia

Participating artists: Poklong Anading (Philippines), Cheo Chai-Hiang (Singapore), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Lee Kit (Hong Kong), Vincent Leong (Malaysia), Pratchaya Phinthong (Thailand), Wit Pimkanchanapong (Thailand), and Tintin Wulia (Indonesia).

Inventory: New Art from Southeast Asia will present recent works by eight of the region's most significant artists for the first time in Singapore, taking stock of the state of art production in the region.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, 02.03.2010, 6:30pm

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

13.03 2010, 3:00pm
BOOK LAUNCH - CHEO CHAI-HIANG: THE STORY OF MONEY
ARTIST TALK BY CHEO CHAI-HIANG

27.03 2010, 3:00pm
EXHIBITION TOUR BY LEE WENG CHOY Director, Projects, Research & Publications, Osage Art Foundation

10.04 2010, 3:00pm
ARTIST TALK BY HO TZU NYEN

All programmes are held at Osage Singapore and carried out in English. For enquiries, please email info@osagegallery.com or call us at (65) 6337 9909.


                                                                                                                          
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osage singapore : 14.11.2009-07.02.2010

:: Jompet | Java's Machine : Phantasmagoria

Java's Machine: Phantasmagoria explores syncretism as a strategy to reconcile dispersed and disparate points of reference in Javanese cultural history. This is exemplified by Java, the War of Ghosts, the centrepiece installation, which also underscores the other works in the exhibition. Java, the War of Ghosts features 'invisible' soldiers made flesh by their uniforms--amalgams of the Dutch and Javanese military attire--and equipment. Suspended from the ceiling, each plays a different sound, synchronised into an electronic orchestra. A discordant yet strangely harmonious combination, the installation is a representation of Java's patchwork heritage. Jompet's soldiers do not serve a military function; they stand in formation, aloof, rather than tangled in battle. They are literally held down by the very things that constitute them, the sheer bulk of a civilisational parade. However, this is not intended as a criticism. Jompet's syncretism can be read as a discourse on post-colonialism and globalisation, a celebration of unruly beauty. As with Java's heritage, harmony can be negotiated in the multiplicity of patches that make up today's global community.


Opening Reception: Friday, 13 November 2009, 6:30pm

 

 

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osage singapore : 14.11.2009-27.12.2009

:: Louie Cordero | Soft Death

Dismemberment, mutilation, brain, blood, intestines, membranes, capillary... these are imageries abundant in the works of Louie Cordero. Yet more than just gore and the grotesque, Cordero's works, which draw inspirations from the streets, idiosyncratic semiology of various subcultures, popular culture, myths, and mass media, is reflective of a contemporary fascination with both the refined and the lewd. In Soft Death, which showcases a series of new drawings and paintings, ornate savagery appears alongside jovial or otherwise indifferent characters, often critically wounded or in a state of physical distortion--perhaps hinting at the contradiction underlying contemporary culture. Repulsive yet strangely captivating, Cordero's works are an ingenious manipulation of the sick pleasure one derives from the abject, and a direct confrontation with contemporary society.

Opening Reception: Friday, 13 November 2009, 6:30pm

 

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osage singapore: 26.09.2009 to 08.11.2009

:: Jane Lee

Osage Singapore is pleased to present the first major solo exhibition of Jane Lee's work since being awarded the Singapore Art Prize for her work at the Singapore Art Show in 2007. From Lee's investigations into processes of painting and materiality through to her recent large-scale installation presented at Singapore Biennale 2008, the exhibition offers audiences a rare opportunity to follow the development of her artistic practice from 2004 to the present day.

Lee's work examines painting by pushing the limits of the materials and techniques used in painting. Through her use of unconventional materials and innovative techniques, her paintings highlight their processes to draw attention to the way the paintings have been made or constructed, and in so doing re-examine painting's significance and relevance for contemporary art practice.

Opening Reception: 25.09.2009, 6:30pm

Public Programmes

'Abstraction Today'
Lecture by Prof. Tony Godfrey
17 October 2009 (Saturday), 3:00pm

Panel Discussion: 'Painting in Asia Today'
Participants: Prof. Tony Godfrey, Eugene Tan, and Tan Guo-Liang
07 November 2009 (Saturday), 3:00pm

 

 

 

osage singapore: 18.07.2009 to 19.09.2009

:: Second Skin

Chow Chunfai and Wilson Shieh

Curated by Patrick D. Flores

Osage Singapore is pleased to present Second Skin, an exhibition of works by Chow Chunfai and Wilson Shieh, curated by Patrick D. Flores. Chow and Shieh are both fascinated with the notion of re-dress, or the ways in which habits are woven as fabric of social life, worn as second skin, shed, mixed and matched, kept, and reinvented as camp or retro in gongbi (Chinese fine brush) or Shanghai Tang.

Treading the fine line between history and contemporaneity, the artists collect images from cinema and painting, creating a rupture from the past, cutting out bits and pieces from the vast textile of movies and pictures so as to ‘refashion’ them. Chow restages the theatre of modern art, while also lacing a yarn based on a Chinese tale around Caravaggio's paintings; Shieh reconfigures the fitting roomas a means of gaining access to the very methods of materilalisation through the very matter of adornment. Their works express a vital aspect of subjectivity or self making, techniques of materialisation, and the distance from 'identity' through necessary fictions and acts of dissembling.

Second Skin continues until 19 September 2009

 

 

osage singapore: 23.05.2009 to 12.07.2009

:: Found & Lost

Sookoon Ang, Cheong Kah Kit, Khiew Huey Chian, Charles Lim, Matthew Ngui, Shubigi Rao, Erika Tan, and Ian Woo

Curated by Guo-Liang Tan

Found & Lost features the works of eight Singapore artists concerned with questions of representation in relation to the act of drawing. The exhibition serves as an extension of the ideas explored in Aversions, a drawing publication project in which the artists explore and respond to the boundaries of drawing within their own artistic practices, delving into issues such as peripheral vision, perpetual delay, the impossibility of the image, and the fragmentation of language and memory in relation to the act of drawing.

As a parallel exhibition, Found & Lost continues along and beyond the initial line of enquiry into the nature of visual representation. Many of the works move between the act of observation (looking at) and that of introspection (looking for), proposing a correlation between the visible and the invisible in the way meaning is constantly being interrupted and negotiated by shifts in perception.

 

 

osage singapore: 09.04.2009 to 16.05.2009

:: Jiang Zhi : On The White

Osage Singapore is pleased to present On The White the first solo exhibition in Singapore by Chinese artist Jiang Zhi. His ruminations on the metaphysical aspects of art and life find extraordinary expression in photography, video and installation. 

On The White presents a selection of works from 2006–2008, where the quality of the colour white has been investigated for this body of work in terms of form, content or presentation, giving structure and motif to the exhibition.  In light, cloth and nature, the demolishing character, encompassing effect and the purification and spiritual associations of the colour white reveal operations of power, fate and fantasy.

Curated by Isabel Ching

 

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osage singapore:20.02.2009 to 29.03.2009

:: Nipan Oranniwesna

Osage Singapore is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Singapore of Thai artist, Nipan Oranniwesna. Oranniwesna’s work explores the fragile state of contemporary societies in the age of Globalization. This can be seen in the installation, City of Ghosts, which in this exhibition, will be the biggest installation of its kind. Using meticulously cut-out maps of ten different metropolitan cities (including Singapore), Oranniwesna uses talcum powder to create a sprawling cityscape that is a combination of all the different cities, reflecting the interconnectedness of our societies in our age of globalization. Its compelling visuality is contrasted at same time by consciousness of its fragility, highlighting the delicate, fragile and precarious nature of our societies. The use of talcum powder, a material typically used for babies, and hence its association with purity, is juxtaposed with the diminishment of utopian ideals in our current age, dominated by global capitalism.

       
2008

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osage singapore: 24.10.2008 - 07.12.2008

:: Futuramanila

FUTURAMANILA is a group exhibition comprised of 23 contemporary Filipino artists brought together by an association created through artist-run spaces and exchange residency programs and who practice both in the Philippines and abroad. These artists who exhibit their works locally and internationally all possess a mutual connection with the collective Filipino identity. Along with this, their cross-cultural relations reinforce the core of the exhibit, providing a discussion drawn from various creative viewpoints.

 

 

osage singapore: 10.09.2008 - 15.10.2008

:: Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm

Beijing-based multidisciplinary artist Miao Xiaochun showcases new works in a solo exhibition, titled Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm.

Miao’s nine-panel new work, entitled Microcosm, is the centerpiece of this exhibition. Referencing early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch’s well-known work, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Miao reworks and complicates Bosch’s presentation of Heaven, Earth and Hell. Using three-dimensional computer software, Miao has added six side panels to Bosch’s triptych, thereby effectively refashioning and expanding Bosch’s two-dimensional painting. In particular, Miao’s own imagination informs the first and last panels of this work, adding to the inspirations derived from Bosch’s work. Miao also retains the original perspectives of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the three central panels. One is thus able to take in a sweeping view of Heaven, Earth and Hell from either side of Miao’s nine-panel work.

Miao also wishes to “dig into the roots of mysteries belonging to another time” through this new work. Drawing on modern language of present time, Miao reinterprets the numerous minute details in Bosch’s triptych, of which many may appear impenetrable to modern understanding. With this act of reinterpretation, new sets of mysteries are created that hint at Miao’s views about the world, and his understanding of life and death.

 

 

osage singapore: 10.09.2008 - 08.10.2008

:: Tong Yan Runan : About Face

 

 

osage singapore: 08.08..2008 - 05.09.2008

:: Inside Looking Out

Artists include:
Ma Chihang (Film, Mixed-media)
Kwan Sheungchi (Installation)
Lee Kit (Painting, Installation)
Chow Chunfai (Painting)
Pak Sheungchuen (Mixed-Media)
Lam Tungpang (Painting, Mixed-media)
Doris Wong (Mixed_media)

The exhibition Inside Looking Out consists of work by six artists from studio Mr 221 and studio 615 at Fotan. It presents an opportunity to explore whether there is any solid theoretical and methodological basis for an examination of the construct that may come to be called the “Fotan School”. As the art world becomes more and more fragmented, the identification of artists as a member of a particular group or “school” is for many the only way of lending structure to a highly fluid range of contemporary art movements.

 

 

osage singapore: 13.06.2008 - 02.08.2008

:: Crosscurrents : New Media Art from Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore

Qiu Zhijie, Jin Jiangbo (Beijing)
Kingsley Ng (Hong Kong)
Zulkifle Mahmod (Singapore)

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osage shanghai 2010 -2009 - 2008 - 2007
2010      
 

 

osage shanghai : 05.11.2010 - 21.01.2011

:: Inventory Show

Alvin Zafra, Chen Yujun, Jiang Zhi, Lam Tungpang, Liu Ye, Maria Taniguchi, Tong Yanrunan, Wilson Shieh and Yuan Yuan

 

                                                                                                                          
 

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osage shanghai : 10.09.2010 - 31.10.2010

::An Unexpected Turn of Events
  CHEN Shaoxiong - Tsuyoshi OZAWA

Osage Shanghai presents An Unexpected Turn of Events, the first exhibition at our new location in the heart of the French Concession district, showing the works of artists Chen Shaoxiong and Tsuyoshi Ozawa. Though the two artists originate from different countries and cultural backgrounds, it is apparent that their oeuvres bear strong parallels whilst retaining the artists' individual styles. Based on a long term dialogue over the past few years, Chen and Ozawa have collaborated and produced many significant projects that are often unpredictable in nature.

This exhibition traces the development of the two mid-career artists and by showing selected artworks from the past two decades, Osage Shanghai hopes to expose the convergences and subtleties behind their individual and collaborative pieces. ?From their first collaboration, Guangzhou Tokyo at the Second Guangzhou Triennial in 2005, to a new commission which involves the firing of bricks that are embedded with hidden objects, what binds these artists together is how they use their own transience as a subject matter for social investigation. Whilst Ozawa's Nasubi Galleries create temporary galleries in Tokyo to challenge the traditional gallery system, Chen's streetscape photography juxtaposes different cityscapes to expose the need for physical conformity of different metropolises. Interested in exploring different modes of cultural production, Chen and Ozawa express a contingent quality that speaks of human fate and makes their art vital and timely.

Private view and reception: 09.09.2010, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

                                                                                                                          
 

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osage shanghai : 23.05.2010-04.07.2010

::Homestay

Curator: David Chan

Artists:
Chen Yujun (Hangzhou); Cheng Ran (Hangzhou); Leung Meeping (Hong Kong); Liang Yue (Shanghai); Ni Haifeng(Amsterdam/Beijing); Donna Ong (Singapore); Maria Taniguchi (Manila/ London); Wang Jianwei (Beijing); Yuan Yuan (Hangzhou);

The exhibition in May at Osage Shanghai simulates a temporary dwelling for visitors to better learn a local lifestyle.

With the 2010 world expo opening during the month of May, Shanghai has gone through a dramatic process of gentrification. Such a face lift is to endorse the visions of the future by realising many high profile modernisation projects. Somewhat untouched by this master narrative is Duolun road where Osage Shanghai is located.

The social activities in this bazaar area project a humanistic spirit that not only speaks of a coexistence of the past and present, but it bears witness to a belief that has lived and is still living simultaneously. Situated at the former residence of renowned political writer Wang Zaoshi, Osage Shanghai invites nine artists to articulate the notion of home and to tease out the social relevance of a cultural institution relative to a vibrant neighbourhood. Home-stay attempts to unfold the many subtle readings of entertainment, displacement, memory, writing, narration, domesticity, nostalgia, migration and design, issues that have close ties with the exhibition site and its immediate surroundings.

Opening Reception: Saturday, 22.05.2010, 6pm

                                                                                                                          
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osage shanghai : 29.11.2009-31.01.2010

:: Wilson Shieh: Fitting Room

Fitting Room, Wilson Shieh's latest body of work, which takes the form of a solo exhibition at Osage Soho in March 2009, a two-person show at Osage Singapore in July 2009, travels to Shanghai this November.

Shieh is one of Hong Kong's most established and significant contemporary artists. His works engage with issues pertinent to our contemporary societies. In his Fitting Room series, Shieh extends these concerns through icons of Hong Kong popular culture to explore identity issues that have risen from the transition of which societies such as Hong Kong are currently undergoing.

Shieh considers clothing as a 'space of appearance' in which subjectivity gains presence. Thus if clothing extends to the screen by way of costume or to edifice through facade, it is but part of the logic of change. The movies, literatures, and songs are possibility for selves and others to alight and to be experienced. And the artist's disposition towards a technique that is emblematic of tradition reinforces this thought: adornment becomes an index of becoming, the painstaking making of a fragile and finite fantasy of identity. His works speak of a vital aspect of subjectivity or self making, a technique of materialisation, and the distance from 'identity' through necessary fictions and acts of dissembling.

Opening Reception: Saturday, 28 November 2009, 6:00pm

 

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osage shanghai: 08.09.2009 to 08.11.2009

:: Jiang Zhi : Attitude

Curated by Bao Dong

Featuring new works by Jiang Zhi, Jiang Zhi: Attitude will debut at Osage Shanghai on 7 September 2009, and will travel to Hong Kong in December 2009 and Beijing in April 2010.

Taking the concept of 'attitude' as a point of departure, Jiang Zhi explores how 'attitude' is not simply a conscious behaviour, nor merely an expression of a point of view, but a form of social rhetoric where every form of 'attitude' is a node in the complex web of meaning-making. This exhibition is an investigation into, and a rewriting of, the phenomenon behind rhetorical expressions. Jiang extracts fragments of the social rhetorical as found in real life situations and reconstructs them, and in the process, breaks the chain of meanings. Stripped of its language-signifier, 'attitude' reveals its own significance, bringing forth the criticality that lies at the heart of the deconstruction.

Following the presentation at Shanghai, the exhibition will travel to Hong Kong and Beijing, where each site will witness the expansion of the exhibition that stems from the continual discussions. It is hoped that the exhibition will present a continual investigation, rather than an attempt at a conclusion.

Opening Reception: Monday, 7 September 2009, 6:00pm

 

 

 

osage shanghai: 26.07.2009 to 30.08.2009

:: I'm Too Sad to Tell You

Solo Exhibition by Alexander Brandt (Fei Pingguo)

Curated by Ella Liao

Osage Shanghai is pleased to present, I'm Too Sad to Tell You, a solo exhibition featuring multimedia works by Shanghai-based German artist Alexander Brandt (Fei Pingguo).

The title of the exhibition takes inspiration from the famous piece I'm Too Sad to Tell You, a short film by Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader in which, Ader presents himself in front of the camera and breaks down and cries for the entire 3 minutes 21 seconds of the film. Fei is attracted to such emotions that are conveyed by facial expressions and invites audiences into this intensely charged emotional space. It is being in this space that allows us to re-examine our inner world, and get to know better the stranger that dwells within us.

I'm Too Sad to Tell You You presents five of Fei's installations, shown for the first time in Shanghai, which explore human behaviour through multimedia interactions. The works possess multiple layers of interactivity: technological, physical as well as sociological.

Opening Reception: Saturday 25 July 2009, 6:00pm

I'm Too Sad to Tell You continues until 30 August 2009

 

 

 

osage shanghai: 31.05.2009 to 19.07.2009

:: Art Economies beyond Pattern Recognition

Artists: Bird Head, Gao Mingyan, Hu Yun, Jin Feng, Li Mu, Lu Jiawei, Lu Pingyuan, Tang Dixin, Yu Tianzhu, Zhang Lehua, and Zhao Zhao

Curated by Biljana Ciric

Osage Shanghai is pleased to present Art Economies beyond Pattern Recognition, an exhibition that attempts to explore new possibilities within and for the art economy. This exhibition attempts to introduce new possibilities and proposals for the changing roles of artists in the art economy as their activities blend into those of collectors, conservators, and entrepreneurs. Through their individual strategies, artists take into consideration how the works will circulate within the art market; how a project that strategically includes other artists and works might extend beyond the existing scope of art market activity: engaging with issues such as notions of collectability and new ways of collecting; material preservation and conservation, and other possibilities for such; new channels within the art market that go beyond existing gallery services; and new proposals for gallery and institutional systems.

 

 

osage shanghai: 07.03.2009 to 24.05.2009

:: Some Rooms (Shanghai)

Li Fuchun (China), Lee Kit (Hong Kong), Qin Siyuan (China), Danny Wu (China)

Curated by Fu Xiaodong (China)

Osage Gallery is pleased to present the second component of Some Rooms, an exhibition concurrently being presented in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Some Rooms is a collaborative project between artists and curators which was started in 2008.

 

 

osage shanghai: 10.01.2009 to 01.03.2009

:: Mixed Motivity 1 : Emerging Artists Exhibition

Cao Hao, Liu Lijie, Meng Yangyang, Pan Yingguo, Wang Xi and Xu Qin

The creative practices of emerging artists today typically utilise multiple channels and interventions by new conceptual systems. Through expression of their emotions and engagement with the tension inherent in these conceptual systems, they utilise various media, breaking boundaries and creating new visual experiences. Their works reveal multiplicity and differentiation, while responding to the drastic changes of this era, producing a new artistic scene that is parallel to this era. This exhibition attempts to convey the energy present in the young artists’ witty and creative practice through the notion of “mix motivity”. Be it the mixed effect of multiple media or the new art forms that have emerged simultaneously, which have resulted in the trajectories for these new emerging artists.

Mixed Motivity 1 forms part of Osage Shanghai’s commitment to the development of emerging artists and artistic practices. This exhibition showcases the ways in which the new perspectives, ideas and styles of this generation reinvent and challenge our understanding and perception of contemporary art.

Curated by Emily Cheng

       
2008

 

osage shanghai: 01.11.2008 to 04.01.2009

:: The Plague of Fantasies

Photography by Gao Lei and Dai Mouyu, paintings by Zhao Yang and Zheng Qiang, and video art by Jin Shan.

It would seem that revently, there is no shortage of exhibition openings at galleries and art spaces. We rush from one venue to the next receiving visual bombardments, all the while trying to decode ideas and fantasies behind countless concepts. This information overload has short-circuited our brains, leaving us aesthetically exhausted and sensually numb. We have almost forgotten the freedom and pleasure that art brought us a long time ago. Our society has stepped into an age of consumerism, our needs and satisfaction can no longer be defined by the terms of traditional values. Everything in life is consumable, and art is no exception. Under such circumstances, how should one carry out artistic creation as an individual? This is the underlying theme and the reason why these five artists have been invited to participate in this exhibition.

Curated by Ella Liao

 

 

osage shanghai: 07.09.2008 to 27.10.2008

:: True Colours

In recent years, it is a trend among Chinese artists to be consciously reflective. Successive experimental breakthroughs are frequently witnessed in painting circles. In their personal languages, people are pursuing a freer expression of inner soul and self transcendence. More and more artists go back to the essence of painting, trying to break new paths in this field. Boundaries are expected to extend. Every attempt to invent a new device, method or language opens up a new era. Now ten extraordinary artists who stand out for their sharp sense and independent attitude were invited to participate in our exhibition. We intend to focus on current developments and trends in Chinese contemporary painting so as to apprise what, as the title of True Colors suggests, is really happening, but also and in particular, referring to the resumed modes of color application and brush work.

 

 

osage shanghai:07.09.2008 to 27.10.2008

:: Wilson Shieh: Lady Killers

You may not expect someone who has mastered the traditional fine brush painting style of Gongbi to apply it to contemporary art but that is exactly what Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh does, and his work combines ancient technique with modern content to devastating effect.

In his first solo exhibition with Osage Contemporary Art and Ideas, Wilson Shieh will present his “Lady Killers” series of paintings and drawings at Osage Shanghai. Osage also showcased four of the paintings at the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, from 10 – 13 September 2008.

 

 

osage shanghai: 16.08.2008 - 04.09.2008

:: Liang Quan, Yan Shan Chun’s Exhibition

August 16th to September 4th 2008, Osage Shanghai is holding an exhibition for Liang Quan and Yan Shanchun when more than 20 pieces of works from the two masters of modern abstractionism will be put on the show.

Liang Quan was born in Shanghai 1948. In his works, the clutter of subtle details balances between themselves to achieve an overall void. The irregular stokes assert their presence but never rush to outdo one another, giving way to a quiet and peaceful mind as such in Buddhism.

Born in Hangzhou 1957, Yan Shanchun graduated in 1982 from China Academy of Art, known as Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts then. The application of materials and techniques from ink, propylene and fresco paintings in his recent works is interpreted as being in memory of the visual experience from the artist’s childhood and of his hometown by the West Lake. In terms of presentation, his style is improvisational and calligraphic, but also reserved. He pursues elegance and delicacy while remaining innocent and simple. In his own words, it is “rusty”, “ra”ther “s”imple but pre”tty”.

 

 

osage shanghai: 18.07.2008 - 12.08.2008

:: Xiu Xiaoguo : Performance in Waiting

 

 

osage shanghai: 21.06.2008 - 15.07.2008

:: Li Xinping : Trans + Fusion

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osage shanghai: 06.09.2007

:: The Diamond Age

Bai Yiluo, Qin Qi, Jin Jiangbo, Miao Xiaochun, Peng Yu, Sun Yua, Shen Shaomin, Xu Xiaoguo

The Diamond Age is the title of the best-selling novel by author Neal Stephenson set in an ultra- modern Shanghai of the future. The title extends the classifications of eras of human history - from the Stone Age at the beginning of time, through the Bronze and Iron Ages of technological innovation and onwards to a post-technological future. It is an apt term to describe the cut, clarity and brilliance of much contermporary Chinese art.

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2007

 

osage beijing: 22.09.2007 - 22.10.2007

:: Inside Looking Out

Chow Chunfai, Pak Sheungchuen, Lam Tungpang, Ma Chihang, Kwan Sheungchi, Lee Kit

       
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Art Statements, Art Basel 42 : 15.06.2011 - 19.06.2011

:: How to set up an apartment for Johnny

Artists: Lee Kit

Curator: David Chan

For Art Statements, Lee Kit creates a typical Hong Kong demonstration flat with a living room, a toilet, a bedroom, and a small kitchen. Various hand-painted cloths and cardboard paintings infiltrate this domestic prop for an imaginary character. Lee devises a situation that delves into our consciousness through seeing, feeling, acting, and simply being. Like a sudden epiphany, we are left to deal with our own emotions and memories privately.

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

ART HK 11 : 26.05.2011 - 29.05.2011

Our participation at Art HK11 (26–29 May) is to showcase our artists Charwei Tsai, Alvin Zafra, Lee Kit and Wilson Shieh, Maria Taniguchi, and Poklong Anading and to support the most important art fair in the Asian region. Further, Osage Gallery is proud to announce that Kingsley Ng (Osage represented artist), Syren Johnstone and Daniel Patzold will be presenting a metal, video and sound installation - LUNGHUA - as part of the series of installation projects at Art HK again this year. Read more ...

                                                                                                                                        
 

 

osage art foundation : 18.02.2011 - 26.03.2011

:: Complete & Unabridged, Part I

Opening reception: 17.02.2011, 6:30pm

Venue : Room F202, Block F, Level 2
  Lasalle College of the Arts
  1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940

"Complete & Unabridged, Part I" is a major exhibition of Roberto Chabet and 29 contemporary artists from the Philippines, all of whom studied with or were mentored by Chabet at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, or at key artist-run spaces in Manila. Curated by Ringo Bunoan, Isabel Ching and Gary-Ross Pastrana, the wide range of works featured in the exhibition include painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Reflecting the diversity of interests and practices in Philippine art today, they are connected by a continuing discussion on alternative forms and ways of thinking about art - issues that Chabet has consistently raised through his own art, his curated exhibitions and teachings.

"Complete & Unabridged, Part I" is the second in a series of four exhibitions presented by the Osage Art Foundation and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. "To Be Continued", a survey of works by Roberto Chabet opened on 13 January 2011 in Singapore. "Intermediate Geography", another solo by Chabet, and Part II of "Complete & Unabridged" will open at Osage in Hong Kong in March 2011. All four exhibitions are part of Chabet 50 Years, organised by King Kong Art Projects Unlimited throughout 2011 - 2012 at various venues in Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila in celebration of fifty years of Chabet's pioneering conceptual work and his role in shaping Philippine contemporary art. The Asian Cultural Council is pleased to be a partner organisation for the project, as Mr. Chabet is one of the first artists from the Philippines to receive a fellowship in 1967, which supported him to travel to the United States.

                                                                                                                                        
 

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osage at Art Taipei: 20.08.2010 - 24.08.2010
Booth A04

Participating artists:
Silas Fong
Lee Kit
Tozer Pak
Wilson Shieh
Zhao Zhao

Opening Night:
Thursday, 19 August 2010 at 6:30pm - 9pm

 

 

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