Interruptions:with photographs by David Clarke and essays by Xu Xi

When 14 Sep - 16 Oct 2016
Where University Museum and Art Gallery
1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building
The University of Hong Kong
94 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Press Release
The spine of this current project is a series of interlocking images and texts that began with a single photograph selected from David Clarke’s archive. Xu Xi then wrote an essay triggered by—but not necessarily in response to—the photograph, which led to David’s choice of a second work. The 12 images and essays construct a fascinating palimpsest of memoir and artistic expression. By “interrupting” each other’s lives with a piece of art from a dueling medium, the artists were compelled to reevaluate their own histories and creative output. What is ultimately created is a form of linked poem or renga, though without the strict stanzaic limitation of that particular form.

In this exhibition, a range of issues, including the role of the museum in contemporary society and the relationship between contemporary artists and traditional art forms will also be explored.


David CLARKE(祈大衛)


University Museum and Art Gallery

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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