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
Enquiry www.hkumag.hku.hk/mc/exhibition.html

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.

Artist/s

David CLARKE(祈大衛)

Organiser/s

University Museum and Art Gallery

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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