Why Do Trees Grow Till the End?《為何樹會長到最後？》
Why Do Trees Grow Till the End?
2 March - 5 May 2012
Gallery EXIT announces the inaugural exhibition of SOUTHSITE, a space dedicated to inter-media art practices located in Tin Wan, Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island South. The understated opening on 2 March will feature works by Roy Ng, Vivian Poon, Wun Ting Wendy Tai and a performance by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME). Over the course of two months, the exhibition will grow to include over twenty artists. The grand closing on 5 May, 5 p.m. will be the first but final chance to view the exhibition in full.
The exhibition title, Why Do Trees Grow Till the End?, takes its inspiration from the notion that perennial life forms continue to grow unless terminated by external factors. In Black Cloud a kinetic installation by Roy Ng, a plastic bag warps in a placid rhythm as if caught by a breeze in slow motion. In Untitled (snow) and Untitled (4mm snow), Vivian Poon takes the cotton tree as metaphor for snow in her native south China and paints passive scenes of the plant viewed through net curtains. Salt Water - Part I and Salt Water - Part II by Wendy Tai is a two part apothecary-esque installation. With suspended glass funnels, the first part extracts salt by evaporating brine collected along the Hong Kong coastline and the second tardily dissolves mounds of salt with small beads of water.
At the opening, the HKNME will perform Patangis-Buwaya by Jonas Baes. It is a work that involves four wind instruments and, with the audience's participation, whistles. The title literally means "sound that makes even the crocodile weep."
As the show proceeds to grow, two complimentary works will be added and announced each week. This blog will be updated on a weekly basis to document the on-going exhibition. Works will be contributed by Chen Wei,Silas Fong, Hsu Yinling, Kong Chun Hei, Kong Yiu Wing, Kwan Sheung Chi, Elise Lai, Sarah Lai, Lewis Lau, Lin Xue, Him Lo, Ivy Ma, Ng Ka Chun, Roy Ng, Vivian Poon, Wun Ting Wendy Tai, Cam Wong, Magdalen Wong, Wong Wai Yin, Trevor Yeung and Samson Young.
This exhibition is curated by Pui Pui To (2P Contemporary) and Aenon Loo (Gallery EXIT). The performance series is curated by William Lane (HKNME).
Gallery EXIT 安全口畫廊即將在新設的 SOUTHSITE 舉行首個展覧，該位於港島南區香港仔田灣的新空間將專注展示多項媒體的藝廊。三月二日的展覧開幕將展出吳鋌灝、潘蔚然、戴媛婷的作品和香港創樂團的音樂演奏。在兩個月多的展期內，展出藝術家將會增至二十多位。在五月五日晚上五時正將是首次同時也是欣賞展覧的最後機會。
香港創樂團將在開幕中演奏 Jonas Baes 的作品《Patangis-Buwaya》，該樂曲由四種管樂器及聽眾參與的吹哨聲所組成。標題的字面意思為「令鱷魚也落淚的聲音」。
隨着展期進行，每週將會通佈和增添兩件作品。此網誌內將會每星期更新以記錄展覧的進程。參與藝術家包括：陳維、方琛宇、許尹齡、鄺鎮禧、江耀榮、關尚智、賴宛珊、黎卓華、劉彥韜、林穴、盧樂謙、馬瓊珠、吳家俊、吳鋌灝、潘蔚然、戴媛婷、黃麗茵、黃頌恩、黃慧妍、楊沛鏗 和 楊嘉輝。
展覧由Pui Pui To (2P Contemporary) 和 羅家恩 (安全口畫廊) 聯合策展。演奏項目由William Lane (香港創樂團) 策展。