Header image courtesy of the artist Ant Ngai Wing-lam and @alisanfinearts (via Instagram)
In participation with French May Arts Festival 2021, Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present Chinese Surrealism at Alisan Aberdeen. This exhibition is a response to the French Surrealist exhibition which will take place at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in collaboration with the Pompidou Museum as part of French May Arts Festival this year.
The exhibition will feature the works of six artists, with a focus on young Hong Kong women artists. They include ink painters Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai and Zhang Xiaoli; emerging artists Ant Ngai Wing-lam and Charlotte Mui, the latter of which will be exhibiting her colourful mythological works on paper for the first time in a commercial gallery. The other two artists are well known Hong Kong sculptor Mok Yat-San and international sculptor Wu Shaoxiang. These artists have been selected specifically because they are inspired and interested in Surrealist ideas and imagery, such as dreamscapes and the exploration of the unconscious mind. Using a contemporary Chinese lens, they will portray surrealism with their individual technique and media. The Western surrealist artists they are taking inspiration from include Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Alberto Giacometti, Giorgio Chirico, and Joan Miro.
On the occasion of Southside Saturday on 5 June, Ant Ngai Wing-lam will be in conversation with gallery director Daphne King about her creative process and the stories behind the works which were specially commissioned for the Chinese Surrealism exhibition. At the end of the conversation, Ngai will also present a live demonstration of her artistic approach. In addition, hourly guided tours will take place between 11am to 3pm.
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