:: Macau: Osage Gallery at Photo Macau 2018 with Tamás Waliczky: 24.03.2018 – 26.03.2018

Saturday 24.03.2018, 13:00 - 18:00 VIP Preview and Reception 18:00 - 20:00 Invited Guests Only
Sunday 25.03.2018, 11:00 - 19:00; 1500 – 1600 Tamás Waliczky @ Symposium2: Digital Art: Past, Present & Future
Monday 26.03.2018, 11:00 - 17:00

Tamás Waliczky's latest work, “Cameras” (2017), is a series of computer-rendered 3-D graphic and animation works, in which he has created imaginary devices based on the set-up of both photo cameras and movie cameras. He likes the idea that the camera, unlike other tools, is not a prosthetic extension of the human body, but rather a plaything that allows the photographer to become the player.  Cameras are the basis of new media art as optical media machines that for the first time, imitated the very act of seeing. They are designed by people and as a result the design of these devices tell a lot about how they picture the world visually. 

Waliczky’s fantasy cameras were invented by him and do not exist in reality.  Throughout his life he has been interested in how we see and how we perceive reality.  His father was an amateur photographer, and their home was full of camera catalogues, and the young Waliczky dreamed of owning them and puzzled over how they might work. Although Waliczky's structures are influenced by actual cameras, similar devices, or long forgotten 19th-century inventions, their technical aspects have all been re-engineered by the artist.  Humour and irony are a large part of his imaginary cameras.  Unlike real cameras Waliczky’s cameras pursue an alternative route of innovation. They are not standardised, user-friendly objects but are unique creations and using them would require special skills and sensitivity. The artist inspires the audience’s imagination to look at image making as an intimate and playful act.

Tamás Waliczky was born in 1959, Budapest, Hungary. He is an acclaimed new media artist and his work has won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica Linz, Festival Prize of Berlin International Animation Festival, Special Prize of the Jury of Locarno Video Art Festival, First Prize of Electronie d'Arte e Altre Scritture Festival Italy, First prize in animation category at Györ Mediawave Festival and many others.  Waliczky has worked together with his wife Anna Szepesi since the early eighties.  Anna is usually the artistic adviser in most of his works.
His work has been collected by many prestigious institutions including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Australian Centre for The Moving Image, Melbourne, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Kunstmuseum, Bonn.

He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media in 1992, and subsequently a member of the Institute's research staff (1993-1997) before taking up a guest professorship at the HBK Saar, Saarbrucken (1997-2002). The IAMAS in Gifu, Japan, has chosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998-99. From 2003 until 2005 he is professor at Fachhochschule Mainz. Between 2005 and 2010 he is at HBK Saar again, this time as full time professor. Since September 2010 he is professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.


Enquiries  Belle Leung (Osage) by email belleleung@osageartconsultancy.com or telephone +852 2172 1607.



:: Macau: Osage Gallery at Photo Macau 2018 with Tobias Gremmler: 24.03.2018 – 26.03.2018

Saturday 24.03.2018, 13:00 - 18:00 VIP Preview and Reception 18:00 - 20:00 Invited Guests Only
Sunday 25.03.2018, 11:00 - 19:00
Monday 26.03.2018, 11:00 - 17:00

In Tobias Gremmler's work the technology primarily serves an artistic expression.  "There is an inherent coherence between disciplines that I try to express. Through that expression, the boundaries between disciplines start to dissolve.  It is actually this process of dissolving rather than merging that interests me. It unveils a certain structure that exists beyond the media that carries it.  There is a universal core in each theatrical expression, independent from its cultural encoding."

Tobias Gremmler's work fuses Chinese opera with new media to make virtual actors inspired by the shapes, colours and motions of the traditional artform's movements, costumes, voices and dance.  He believes that "The visuals should trigger the imagination of the audience rather than being consumed.  Every medium has a different degree of intimacy that determines the individual freedom of interpretation. When you read a book, all voices and images appear in your own head. They come to existence through the imagination of the reader. I often introduce elements of incompleteness in the sense that it encourages the recipient to complete it with their own imagination."

Tobias Gremmler was born in 1970 born in Munich, Germany.  He has been responsible for digital products, communication platforms and media events for prestigious brands such as Apple, Adidas, BMW, Getty Images, NEC, Nike, O2, Phillips, Samsung, Siemens, and Sony.  He is also active in theatre composition, interactive installations and media scenography.  In December 2017 he created the visual effects for the show "Storm in Emptiness", directed by Tim Yip for the 10th National Spirit Achievers award ceremony and Modern Media Group 25th anniversary celebration.  In 2011-2015 he was visiting Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.  In addition he has taught and lectured in Europe, Asia and America in such institutions as China Academy of Art, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Design Institute, Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena USA, Köln International School of Design and the  University of Art and Design BTK Berlin.


Enquiries  Belle Leung (Osage) by email belleleung@osageartconsultancy.com or telephone +852 2172 1607.



:: Hong Kong : The sun teaches us that history is not everything : 25.03.2018 – 06.05.2018

Exhibition Opening Sunday 25 March 2018
Artists and curator Talk  Sunday 25 March 2018 4-6pm
Vernissage  Sunday 25 March 2018 6-8pm (including performances by Shima & Tang Kwok Hin)
Exhibition continues  Sunday 26 March – 6 May 2018

This exhibition is a part of the Osage Art Foundation's "Regional Perspectives" platform that puts the production of art in Asia into a critical perspective in relation to other geographies. The first iteration of this initiative was the exhibition "South by Southeast" curated by Patrick Flores and Anca Verona Mihulet and presented by the Osage Art Foundation in 2015, and the extension of the project "South by Southeast: A Further Surface" presented by Guangdong Times Museum in 2016.

Of this initiative, Patrick Flores says " The South by Southeast project was conceived out of the anxiety to move beyond the burdened categories of nation and region. It was prompted by the desire to exceed the limits of how localities are almost by reflex and default integrated into nations, which in turn are integrated into regions."
Inspired by the direction set by Flores and Mihulet and the South by Southeast, the present exhibition curated by Brazilian curator Raphael Fonseca, seeks to find a dialogue between Southeast Asia, South and Central America and Mexico.

This project will bring together 26 artists – 14 from South and Central America and Mexico, 8 from Southeast Asia and 4 from Hong Kong and Macau and generate new perspectives around contemporary art.

For this exhibition curator Raphael Fonseca looked for artists with an interest in a critical articulation between the past and the present.  He says, "All of the artists in this project are interested in raising questions about the relations between the historical past and the present. How can the past affect the present and how can contemporary art practice transform historical documents in very different kinds of narratives? What are the relations between macro and micro history?" 

"The artists here have interests in important topics like immigration and refuge, the relation between documents and historical truth, the borders between historical and fictional writings and the tension between national histories and familial anecdotes."

The title of the exhibition is based on a quote from “Betwixt and Between” by the Nobel Prize winning writer Albert Camus. Recalling the difficulties of his early life in Algeria Camus wrote "I was placed halfway between the misery and the sun.  Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history isn't everything."

Fonseca notes that "The topics of migration, diaspora, memory, oblivion and identity are all essential to each of the invited artists and to the historical narrative of their countries. Even with the geographical distance between Asia and Latin America, there are many artistic, environmental and historical points of dialogue."

Looking forward, the second iteration of the "South by Southeast" initiative will be curated by Patrick Flores and will set its sights on the ties between Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, which is southeast of the hegemonic North American mainland. Flores notes that "this South by Southeast option leads us to revisit how we reflect on the place of region in the contemporary. It does not only broaden the sympathies of Southeast Asia, which is the main node of this network; it gestures towards a theory of the global, the worldly, the hemispheric through not only the south but through the southeast: not the center twice, the better for it to slide across the scales and registers of the geopoetic spheres of exciting mingling."

The exhibition is hosted by Osage Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Enquiries  Belle Leung (Osage Art Foundation) by email belleleung@oaf.cc or telephone +852 2172 1607.

Presented by 
Osage Art Foundation
Supported by 
Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong
AMEXCID Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation 
Consulate General of the Philippines in Hong Kong
Philippines National Commission for Culture and the Arts 
Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong
Henrique Faria New York 
Karin Weber Gallery Hong Kong
Silverlens Gallery Manila




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