REVIEW: "HKFOREWORD14" @ 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Aimed at introducing young, gifted artists to the public, the third edition of the annual “HKFOREWORD14” exhibition took place this summer at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery in the Central district of Hong Kong. The show featured works by seven artists, who were recent graduates of bachelor and master art programs from local institutions, and it concluded the 2014 summer season with an injection of new power to Hong Kong’s contemporary art scene.
The center of the gallery was occupied by Eric Tsang’s photography-based series “Kamera Studio” (2014). Tsang, whose father is a furniture-maker, uses ready-to-assemble IKEA furniture and glass materials to make a DIY single-lens reflex camera, which is then used by the artist to take pictures of his family. While the images produced are all blurry, the blended colors and absence of clear outlines are described by Tsang as being the best interpretation of the unbreakable bond between him and his family.