Despite the recent challenges faced by the Hong Kong Art School/RMIT students, they have maintained a clear vision and a commitment to their pursuit of truth and self expression in their art making. Ivy Ma, Lecturer and BAFA Programme Coordinator at HKAS thinks that it is more important than ever to support these fresh arts graduates.
TWENTY/TWENTY is the latest graduation exhibition for the students from the Hong Kong Art School/RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Degree program. The work of 26 graduates will be exhibited at Pao Galleries in Hong Kong Arts Centre from 5-21 July 2020. Through their practice, they explore cultural identity, time, memory and socio-political issues. The work includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and installation.
“The last 12 months has seen unprecedented challenges for Hong Kong, it all seemed to happen like a sudden collective urge. We found ourselves needing to rethink the relationship between art and life; art and society, and to perhaps, re-formulate the dimensions between personal and collective happenings. Studying art during such unsettled times, gives students a precious opportunity to face one’s own emotions, identity and history and express themselves through the rich materiality of art making. I am so excited to share the outcomes of this year’s Fine Arts Graduates. Their work embraces freedom, humanity and integrity; everything that art nurtures.”
這群畢業生由研習過渡至實踐的藝術家，署理院長陳育強教授並不認為他們是孤身上路。 他說：「若干年後，大家應還記得 2020 是大家畢業的一年，這是香港以至全球格局大變的一年。」
As these graduating students cross the threshold from one of study, to practicing artists, Kurt Chan Acting Director of HKAS doesn’t think they’re doing this alone. “In the years to come, we should be able to remember 2020 as the year when we all graduated. This was the time when Hong Kong and even the whole world changed,” he states.
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2020.7.4 – 7.21
Sundays to Saturdays 10:00 – 20:00
Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Source: TWENTY/TWENTY PR