Press Release

2009

 

Art Container Project: Art on the Road

Art on the road is a continuation of the Art Container Project started in Hong Kong at 2008. The exhibition space is a truck.

In the first stage of the Art Container Project, the 37 art containers, after painted by 38 Hong Kong artists, have embarked on their journey to different parts of the world. The art containers, carried by shipping liners, deliver goods to people in their usual function as scheduled. People from different parts of the world can see the art works amongst their daily activity. This stage has enabled the art works from Hong Kong to roam the world in a global scale.

In the second stage of the Art Container Project, one of the exchange exhibitions Art on the Road will show artists’ work on a big truck. The truck will be moving in the streets of Hong Kong and entering to different school playgrounds, bringing art works to the face of Hong Kong people. The truck will be moving from Central to Wanchai, then to different parts of Hong Kong for 3 days. People can walk into the truck and enjoy the artworks.

Speed, route and mobility will be the theme for the works. How these factors affect Hong Kong people? How do these change our culture? How do these change our attitude and character?

This event reflects the busy flow of the city. People and cars are constantly on the move. Everything seldom slows down. This has become us? Art on the Road tries to bring a stop to the pedestrian’s step, invite them to look at art works and hopefully they will feel refresh after that.

Curators
Tang Ying-mui
Yu Kei-kei

Artists
Cheung Wai-lok
Lam Lui-kong, Roy
Lau Hok-shing, Hanison
Lee Suet-ying
Tang Ying-mui
Tse Lok-lun, Laurence
Tse Ming-chong
Wong Chun-yam
Yiu Kwan-ho, Boy

Exhibition Dates
2 – 4 / 7 / 2009

Exhibition Venue & Time
2 / 7 / 2009
09:30 – 12:00 Buddhist Tai Hung College
14:00 – 16:00 Wanchai Golden Bauhinia Square

3 / 7 / 2009
09:45 – 12:30 Shatin Government Secondary School
15:00 – 17:45 Central

4 / 7 / 2009
10:00 – 12:00 Wanchai Golden Bauhinia Square
14:00 – 18:00 Central

Enquiries
MIA (Mere Independent Artists)
(852) 3175 8180
info@artcontainer.hk
www.artcontainer.hk

Presented by
MIA (Mere Independent Artists)

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The Thirteen Stories of Portable Art exhibition opens at 28 February 2009 (Sat), 5pm

Exhibition Dates: 1 - 14 March 2009
Venue: The Pottery Workshop Shanghai 2/F, 220 Taikang Lu, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am – 6pm Closed on Sundays and public holidays

The Thirteen Stories of Portable Art is one of the exchange activities of second stage of the Art Container Project. This exhibition has invited 12 artists to make artwork of portable size and easy to carry. The 2 curators will pick, hold, bear, move or carry the art works out of Hong Kong to Shanghai to exhibit there for cultural exchange between cities.

Art Container Project is a large-scale art project originated from Hong Kong. The first stage includes 38 Hong Kong artists with their paintings on the surface of containers and an exhibition in the West Kowloon Cultural District in May 2008. The second stage will explore the journey of these art containers and their connection with people throughout the world. For details, please visit the website: www.artcontainer.hk

Curators:
Tang Ying-mui
Yu Kei-kei

Participating Artists:
Chan Kam-shing, Chris
Chan Wai-sze, Teresa
Cheng Chi-ming, Carl
Choi Wing-sze, Alice
Heung Kin-fung, Alex
Ho Oi-yan, Carol
Lam Chi-kwong
Pauline Lam
Lee Mei-kuen, Carol
William Lim
Tang Ying-chi
Tang Ying-mui

Enquiries: (852) 3175 8180
info@artcontainer.hk

Presented by MIA (Mere Independent Artists)
www.mia.org.hk

Supported by The Pottery Workshop Shanghai www.potteryworkshop.org

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