:: Switzerland : Interval In Space: 22.07.2017 – 29.10.2017

The Osage Art Foundation and Fundaziun NAIRS Contemporary Art Centre are proud to present Interval in Space, a Hong Kong - Switzerland Cultural Exchange Project, co-organised by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong.

The project begins in July 2017 when a group of young Hong Kong artists will travel to the village of Scuol in the picaresque Engadin valley in south-eastern Switzerland in order to take part in a residency program and to share information about their artistic practices with a group of artists from Switzerland and Austria.

The five participating artists from Hong Kong are Au Hoi Lam, Nadim Abbas, Sarah Lai, Lee Kit and Kingsley Ng.  The artists from Switzerland and Austria are Beat Feller, Zilla Leutenegger, Matthias Liechti, Boris Rebetez and Judith Fegerl.

The project includes an exhibition in Switzerland from 21 July 2017 to 29 October 2017 and then later in the year will continue in Hong Kong with a residency for the Swiss and Austrian artists and an exhibition at Osage Hong Kong from 15 December 2017 to 28 January 2018. 

The project is curated by Harald Kraemer (Switzerland / Hong Kong), Janine Stoll (Switzerland) and Charles Merewether (Hong Kong).

Scuol in Switzerland is a centre for the rich Romansch culture that is a descendant of the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire.  During their stay, the Hong Kong artists will explore this culture and later reflect upon their experiences for their exhibition in Hong Kong.

In Switzerland the Hong Kong artists will show work that they hope will resonate with their hosts.  Nadim Abbas will show an animated crashing waterfall but as seen through a typical Hong Kong apartment window.  Kingsley Ng will show a work that is a reflection on the supply of water.  Sarah Lai will show work that comments on the crowded nature of Hong Kong.  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.     Au Hoi Lam will explore the nature of language with an installation that examines the process of translating a Cantonese pop song into English, French, German, Italian and then into a dialect of Romansch.

The project is generously supported by Presence Switzerland; Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council; City and Kanton Bern; Kulturpauschale Kanton Basel-Stadt; Stiftung Temperatio; lotsremark.net; City University of Hong Kong and the School of Creative Media; The Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Swiss Exhibition: Contemporary Art Center NAIRS PF 71, Nairs 509, CH-7550 Scuol/Engadin

Opening Hours: Thu – Sun 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Vernissage: 21.7.2017, 5 pm
Exhibition: 22.07.2017 – 29.10.2017
Artist Talk: 22.07.2017, 11 – 12:30 pm

Hong Kong Exhibition: Osage Hong Kong
Exhibition: 15.12.2017 – 28.01.2018

Presented by: Osage art foundation, Fundaziun Nairs

Co-organized by: Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

Supported by: Presence Switzerland, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, Kanton Bern, Kulturpauschale, Kanton Basel-Stadt,Stiftung Temperatio,City University of Hong Kong and the School of Creative Media,The Hong Kong Arts Development Council, The Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, lotsremark Projekte Basel

 

 

:: Hong Kong : Li Xinping: Music Mathematics and Metaphysics: 10.07.2017    31.08.2017

The art of Chinese artist Li Xinping speaks to the language of music. In some of his early works this connection between subject and form is made explicit, while in his more classically inspired works it is expressed more by his selection of a particular key. This is a more abstract concept that encompasses tone, pitch, duration, loudness, timbre, rhythm and melody.

 His work also speaks to the long established relationship between mathematics and music. Some of these connections are based on rules and principles that result in harmonious beauty while others are more tumultuous and describe the chaotic uncertainty of everyday existence.

Artists: Li Xinping

Exhibition Period: 10.07.2017 - 31.08.2017

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

Open to special appointments outside of these times. Closed on Sundays and public Holidays.

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

Enquiries: Shawn Tang: shawntang@osagegallery.com / +852 2172 1697

 

 

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