香港,就是一個藝術題材| Hong Kong as an Art Genre

自1997年,香港是在地球上唯一一個執行一國兩制的城市;一國兩制,從根本上是一個實驗,沒有前車之鑑,亦沒有後事之師。這不單單只是政治層面上的一種生態,從民生,到藝術創作,都是一個陌生且獨特的環境。

Since 1997, Hong Kong is the only city on earth that operates “One Country, Two Systems”; this system is in fact an experiment in nature, there is no prior history nor reference to refer to, it is literally a new and experimental concept. This is not only regarding certain aspects of politics but also from daily lives to art creation, the system creates a strange and unique environment. 

香港藝術館至2021年3月28日的展覽《香港經驗 ‧ 香港實驗》囊括了超過半世紀的館藏,記錄著香港一路以來的輾轉與路程。環境的改變,也讓創作者的創作背景不停的變化,形成一道獨特的風景線。

The exhibition “Hong Kong Experience Hong Kong Experiment” at the Hong Kong Museum of Art until 28th, March 2021, has included artworks collected for over half a decade, recording the ups and downs in Hong Kong history. The changes in the environment also change the contexts of artistic reaction, creating a special landscape. 

《香港經驗‧香港實驗》展示了許多以香港文化作背景的藝術作品,其中包括畫作,雕塑,裝置藝術,等等不同媒介的作品。當中有許多作品,都有一些作為一個熟悉香港的觀眾,才能關注到的元素;而對不熟悉香港的觀眾而言,這些作品這是一個去了解香港的一個趣味的角度。

“Hong Kong Experience Hong Kong Experiment” showcases a number of artworks with the context of Hong Kong, these include canvas work, sculptures, installation, and more works of different media. There are plenty of artworks that incorporate very local elements of Hong Kong, which gives a unique sight to different audiences into the culture of Hong Kong. 

香港「實驗性」的背景多少亦影響了創作者對藝術的態度。多元化的社會包容各式各樣的文化與人群,而這份友好的態度亦延伸到藝術創作上;不同的物料,生活裡經常能看到的日常用品,城市風景,民生等,都能成為藝術作品的一部分。

The experimental nature of Hong Kong would also affect artists’ approaches to art-making. The multi-cultural society of different cultures and populations, this friendly attitude to diversities also extends to art-making; different materials, daily life utilities, city landscape, the people, and etc, these elements can all be a part of the artworks. 


又一山人(黃炳培)(1960 – )/ 香港建築–––––紅白藍 03 / 2002 /
絲印紅白藍膠布一組五幀 / 119.5 x 445 厘米
anothermountainman (Wong Ping-pui, Stanley) (1960 – ) / Building Hong Kong
–––––red white blue 03 / 2002 / Set of 5, silkscreen on red-white-blue plastic sheet / 119.5 x 445 cm

在香港這個發展飛快的城市裡,有許多畫面,文化,如果不及時記錄下來,很快便轉瞬即逝。所以,《香港經驗‧香港實驗》中跨時間的作品也能讓觀眾感覺像是超越了時空一樣,記錄了不同時間的生活模式;從一個小漁港,到國際大都市,有時候,我們還沒有餘暇去感受,欣賞這個城市,就已經消失了;而藝術則填補了這一部分的空洞,讓我們重新有機會,再次細細品味我們美麗的都市。

In this fast-developing city, Hong Kong, there are many scenes and culture that will fade away quickly if we do not capture them right in time. Therefore, the cross timeline artworks in “Hong Kong Experience Hong Kong Experiment” can make the audiences feel like they have travelled in time, recording the lifestyles of different times. Hong Kong from a small fishing port, to a international city; sometimes, we do not have the spare time to feel or appreciate certain parts of this city, and it already fades away before we notice it; and art fills up this missing part, for us to have a second chance to appreciate this beautiful city that we might or might not have missed out.


馮力仁(1964 – )/ 行李 / 2005 / 敷色柚木一組五件 / 尺寸不一
Fung Lik-yan (1964 – ) / Baggage / 2005 / Set of 5, painted teak / Size variable

《香港經驗 ‧ 香港實驗》

“Hong Kong Experience ‧ Hong Kong Experiment”

Date:

Today till 2021.3.28

Time:

Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays: 10am-7pm

Closed on Tuesday

Venue:

尖沙咀梳士巴利道10號,香港藝術館,2樓 香港藝術廳

2/F, Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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