Blindspot Gallery is pleased to participate in Asia Now: Paris Asian Art Fair 2016 featuring four Hong Kong artists: Leung Chi Wo, anothermountainman, Angela Su and Trevor Yeung.
Centred on the ambivalence of history, the featured works from Leung Chi Wo, the installation Silent Music Plane in 1967 and the lightbox Help! from the Music in 1967 series, illustrate his cross-discipline practice that is often based on extensive research. Where an ode to Chairman Mao and The Beatles’ songs weave a faint sonic backdrop to images from the anti-colonial 1967 riots in Hong Kong, the works allude to contradictions inherent in history, collective memory, and social and political phenomenon.
anothermountainman’s redwhiteblue vases are taken from his ongoing iconic redwhiteblue series, with which the artist represented Hong Kong in the Venice Biennale in 2005. Where the redwhiteblue material that originated in the 1960s has become representative of Hong Kong culture, anothermountainman uses his redwhiteblue series to represent the ‘positive spirit of Hong Kong’ amidst political and social instability. A pair of hanging vases will be created for the artist’s participation in the fair.
Moving into private spheres, Angela Su’s large-scale, black-and-white drawings and hair embroidery works revolve around the theme of biomorphic forms of plants, insects and human body, which resemble classical anatomical drawings. As the works draw on the ideas of beauty, suffering of the physical body and freedom of the soul, they echo the Buddhist doctrine stating that desire is the root of suffering.
Also tracing the implicit and the unseen are featured works from Trevor Yeung, which include a new Island installation from the Enigma series and two sculptures mimicking real nature. Island enforces a mutual relationship between the artwork and its owner, where the organic object requires constant care from the latter. Thorn, a new work recently shown in 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney, and Cacti question the meaning of appearance and one’s perception of reality by pinpointing the viewer’s selective understanding of things.