For a short time only, the Royal Academy Schools will open to the public for a free exhibition of brand new art created as part of an exciting collaboration between artists from Hong Kong, Beijing and London.
‘TILT’ is the first display of work resulting from a three-year artist in residence exchange programme that will rotate across three host institutions: The Royal Academy of Arts; Arts in Heritage Research, Hong Kong and The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
The residency facilitates the coming together of different artistic backgrounds and cultures. The eight participating artists in residence – four from London, two from Beijing and two from Hong Kong – bring with them a diversity of influences and practices, ranging from traditional Chinese painting to new media, text art and performance projects. Alongside the new experiences and techniques explored in the residency programme, these will underpin the final works in this group exhibition.
Over the past six weeks the artists, all aged under 30, have had the chance to exchange their experiences within the visual arts, explore aspects of the local environment, and form long-lasting professional relationships. This culminates in the unique opportunity to show their works within the studios of the prestigious Royal Academy Schools.
The participating artists are Peter Donaldson, Alana Francis, Ella McCartney and John Robertson who are alumni of the Royal Academy Schools in London; Stephanie Sin and Ng Sum Chi from Hong Kong; and Cui Ran and He Xiao from CAFA, Beijing.
Organised by Arts in Heritage Research, Hong Kong
Airline sponsor Cathay Pacific
RA Schools sponsored by Newton Investment Management
Several hundred women prisoners, mainly Jewish were held in two upstairs rooms of this block and used as human guinea-pigs for sterilization experiments conducted by Prof. Dr Carl Clauberg, a German gynaecologist, from April 1943 to May 1944. Some of them died from the treatment they received, others were murdered so that autopsies could be performed on them. Those who survived were left with permanent injuries. Other SS doctors also conducted experiments on women in this block.
There are set off and discord between objects and objects. These relationships are the most impressive although it is an invisible third party. After my journey to other countries, experiences and memories changed how I perceive the world. However, these experiences and memories became gossip when the time passed. At the same time, they combined with other memories and established a new relationship.
The relationship likes the Chinese philosophy Yin and Yang although we are difficult to explain these naturedly and deliberately relationships. Thus, we can sense that all the things are connected together. They just like natural circulation, endlessly. Nature has contrived all global distractions regardless how far we well developed our future.
Despite of nature without a figurative form, it always is an important character in our life. It flows in the air through different area with history and life.
Water as our life is the origin of nature. It keeps changing its shapes to continue its life. While water is changing from liquid to air, it is a movement rather than a disappearance. This process also appears in all the objects. Sometimes, they combined and separated with other material. However, they do not disappear. They are flowing to the atmosphere. Therefore, the process of working with nature, the atmosphere became our material and tools during painting. It is the same philosophy as the nature of Chinese painting-unity of man and heaven. These changing and movement are not only presents our exchange with nature, but also record the flowing of time and space.
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Artist Playground presents Tristan Ng "Into The Groove"
As we are step into the Hong Kong Arts month, Ebb & Flow proudly presents the new exhibition "Into the Groove" by Hong Kong artists Tristan Ng Sum Chi.
“Into the Groove” is Tristan’s experiment combining different materials, namely ink and resin. Whether alone in a forest, a fleeting moment on a train through the countryside of Germany, or standing in the traffic-ridden streets of Hong Kong, Tristan identifies, connects, and captures the diverse beauty of nature through his layers and layers of ink and resin strokes.
While nature is a focal point in each of his works, the observer can feel the influence of over-developed and fast-paced Hong Kong in each of his feverous strokes. The observer moves, transforms, and absorbs “Into the Groove” as is his strokes of ink into resin on canvas.