I Call you Nancy. An installation by Tang Kwok Hin

I Call you Nancy. An installation by Tang Kwok Hin

the minds of hung-yin by tang kwok hin

Tang Kwok Hin

The Minds of Hung-yin

fill in the whom by tang kwok hin

Tang Kwok Hin

Fill in the Whom

containers as evidence of your presence by tang kwok hin

Tang Kwok Hin

Containers as Evidence of your Presence, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012Saturday, September 29, 2012


Hong Kong, China

exhibition location:
Amelia Johnson Contemporary
g/f 6 – 10 Shin Hing Street
Noho, Central, Hong Kong

Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat: 10.30 – 6.30 pm
Other times by appointment

Conceived especially for exhibition in Mandarin Oriental’s Clipper Lounge during ART HK 12, “I Call you Nancy” is an installation based on the life of the artist’s fictitious sister. In response to overwhelming interest, Amelia Johnson Contemporary is delighted to showcase Tang Kwok Hin’s themed exhibition for three weeks in September to give art enthusiasts and collectors, who were unable to visit the exhibition at Mandarin Oriental in May, an opportunity to view these inspiring works.

Using video and collage as mediums, Tang Kwok Hin weaves together 25 years of poignant memories to create a life for a sister he never knew. The artist draws inspiration from images commonly associated with the ‘ideal family’ and popularized by contemporary culture, film and media. Hin uses Hong Kong, its local people, natural landscape, landmarks and institutions as inspiration to construct beautiful, carefully layered works with poetic undertones.

The artist has devised this installation not to draw attention to his own memories and experiences but uses personal elements to construct a carefully curated context that draws the viewer inward and invites them to reflect on their own history, experiences and memories. These tiered glass and Perspex pieces of art will allow guests and viewers a peek into Nancy’s life.

Biography:

Tang Kwok Hin was born in 1984 and raised in Kam Tin, one of the last remaining walled villages, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. It was during his undergraduate studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he received his BA and MFA in Fine Art, that he became fascinated by the relationship between nature and urban development in Hong Kong. Through his work, Tang examines objects and images and how their meanings have been altered by urbanisation and human development in the age of technology.

Tang Kwok Hin was awarded first prize at the Hong Kong Biennale in 2009 and the “40 Under 40 Recognition of Young Creative Talent Award” in 2010. In addition he was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Asian Sovereign Art Foundation Prize in 2010 and 2011 and for the international Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice in 2011. Most recently, Tang was the recipient of the 2010 Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) awarded in 2011 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Tang Kwok Hin’s work is found in the collections of Deutsche Bank and the Hong Kong Museum of Art as well as private collections in the United States, Australia, Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is an active curator and speaker and has participated in many cross-cultural exchanges throughout Asia. He continues to attract great interest from international collectors and curators alike and he is fast becoming one of the most talked about Hong Kong artists of his generation, with a reputation for creating thought provoking work heavily infused with a local flavour.

About the gallery:

Founded in 2005 by Amelia Johnson, Amelia Johnson Contemporary has built up an enviable reputation for presenting carefully curated exhibitions as well as selecting to showcase only those artists possessing strong artistic vision and integrity. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting groundbreaking international contemporary art in Hong Kong and to promoting young Hong Kong artists through spotlight exhibitions both in Hong Kong and overseas. The gallery has grown to such an extent that a second exhibition space was established at the start of 2011. Based in an old potter’s studio across the street from the main gallery space, Gallery 2 is an exciting new venue for showcasing site-specific installations and individual large-scale works. The gallery has participated in many international art fairs, including CIGE (Beijing), Arco (Madrid), ShContemporary (Shanghai), The Asian Art Fair (New York) Pulse (Miami) and ART HK (Hong Kong).

For further details on the installation, detailed artist biography & images please contact the gallery on (852) 2548 2286 or info@ajc-art.com