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01 Jun - 07 Jun

Classic Craft, Modern Meaning: Tram #61 Exhibition

By Localiiz 1 June 2020

Event Information

START DATE 01 Jun 2020
END DATE 07 Jun 2020
Shek Tong Tsui Tram Terminus

From April to June 2020 every Saturday, four site-specific artworks created by Amanda Tong Ceramics, Frédéric Bussière, GoHung and Jun Matsumura 松村 淳 will each be displayed on a moving public tram, allowing everyone to enjoy the sculptural artworks and installations when travelling on the iconic transportation.

Designed and made using fading crafts and techniques in local tram depots, Hong Kong trams are chosen by “Classic Craft, Modern Meaning” for its cultural and historical significance to pay tribute to local craftsmanship, and also demonstrate how art could be publicly accessible, as well as a contribution to our society.

Ranging from an interactive ceramics installation by Amanda that captures the sound of Mahjong shuffling, to Frederic’s animation triggered by the tram movement, to Jun’s ceramic installation utilising the natural light from the upper deck window, as well as Gohung’s immersive work that allows passengers to experience the life of a caged bird within the tram…

By displaying these thoughtful artworks in CeeKayEllo (CKL)’s carefully curated tram, we hope to demonstrate the relevance of these fading crafts and skills with a creative and contemporary approach, giving modern meaning to these respectful classic crafts.

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