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- The first Homeland in Transit and PF25 cultural projects event in Hong Kong!
Hong Kong x Basel with Angelika Li Hosted by 1983, Wing Lung Wai, Kam Tin Sunday, January 15 2023 from 18:30 A big thank you to Tang Kwok Hin who hosted our first event in Hong Kong at his art space 1983 in Kam Tin, the New Territories - a homey atmosphere warmed my heart which has been away for three years and ten months. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the artists and curators who have contributed to our programmes and exhibitions! We look forward to working with many of you in upcoming projects in Switzerland and Germany in the energetic Year of the Rabbit!
- sogetsu ikebana workshop by certified practitioner Hedy Leung
as part of PF25 cultural projects' autumn programme, the following sogetsu ikebana Japanese flower arrangement workshops are now available in Basel in November: Group workshop: 04.11 1800-1930h maximum of 6 participants per workshop Private workshop available dates: Saturday 5 Nov Wednesday 9 Nov Wednesday 16 Nov Thursday 17 Nov private workshop 4 to 6 participants Where: Pfeffergässlein 25, 4051 Basel via Nadelberg 33 How much: CHF80 per person What is included: demonstration, tools and materials will be provided, flowers can be taken with you after the workshop Registration is essential: email your name, contact number and date of workshop to connect@PF25.org Find out more about sogetsu ikebana, the workshop and the practitioner here. Support PF25 cultural projects!
- PF25 autumn pop-up 'hands project' opening on Spalenberg 30 on Friday 21 October 17-20h
As part of this autumn programme, certified sogetsu ikebana practitioner Hedy Leung will lead workshops to share her practice with the participants. Vessels used in the workshop are made especially for the workshop by artist Dorothee Sauter. When: Fridays 21.10 28.10 1800-1930h; Saturdays 29.10 4.11 1630-1800h Where: Pfeffergässlein 25, 4051 Basel How much: CHF80 per person (limited to a maximum of 6 in a workshop) What is included: Demonstration, tools and materials will be provided, flowers can be taken with you after the workshop Registration is essential: email your name, contact number and date of workshop to connect@PF25.org. Private workshop available on request
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- HOMELAND in TRANSIT 2022
2022 2021 2020 2019 2022 PROGRAMME EXHIBITION STREETSCAPES Kunsttage Basel Community Event Let's have a drink and walk in the streets of Hong Kong Jungstrasse, 4056 Basel, Switzerland Friday 2 September 2022 18-20h The Streetscapes project that premieres Hong Kong artist Hung Keung's latest video work in Basel invites the audience to bring an image that records the transformation in their city during the pandemic time together with a short description. The images and the texts will be pinned on a wall in the space to create a conversation and linking the stories of transformations between our cities. Hung Keung will be virtually attending the event and joining curator Angelika Li, PF25 co-founder Donald Mak and our venue partner architect Raymond Gaëtan to exchange with the audience. Let's share our stories with some Hong Kong drinks and street food! first-come-first-serve Special Hong Kong Treats for Participants! Participants who share an image and stories will receive a voucher to taste some authentic Hong Kong-made Moon Cakes sponsored by Meow Kong and Curry Fish Balls prepared by Kennis Falkner at the event, also in celebration of the coming Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節 a.k.a. Full Moon Festival) on 15th day of the 8th month in the Lunar Calendar which falls on 10 September this year. Popular demand, first-come-first serve! Streetscapes 24360 Hong Kong New Video Work by Hung Keung Hung Keung is interested in the transformative physics of stones and rocks. In the spirit of the traditional Chinese landscape art, landscapes are meant for us to visit, to live in or wander around in. During the pandemic time, people in Hong Kong always had to stay home as a preventive measure. This video captures an almost surreal streetscapes of Hong Kong around the clock and with the movement of the 360-degree camera which creates a tunnel of time and documents the transit of people and the city during this pivotal period. The video consisting of two parts will be looped and on view showing a 360 degree day and night streetscapes of Hong Kong at the window on Jungstrasse 33, 4056 Basel from 1-4 September 18-18h as part of the Kunsttage Basel programme: Streetscapes 24360 Hong Kong 2022 Digital Moving Images DAY: 90 mins NIGHT: 60 mins Part of the architecture models made of cement in the video were referenced from this list of buildings in Hong Kong, some existing, surviving or demolished. Homeland in Transit : Streetscape New Video Work by Hung Keung Curator: Angelika Li Kunsttage Basel 1-4 September 2022 18-18h Jungstrasse 33, 4056 Basel, Switzerland Presented by: PF25 cultural projects Venue Partner: Raymond Gaëtan Architecture & Development Event Sponsor: Meow Kong Supported by: Christoph Merian Stiftung PF25 is a registered non-profit cultural organisation in Basel that needs your participation and support! CARRIED BY THE WIND 10 - 26 JUNE 2022 SALON MONDIAL BASEL/MÜNCHENSTEIN SWITZERLAND Vernissage: 10 June 2022 18-21h Exhibition: 11 - 26 June 2022 Fridays to Sundays: 12-18h Special opening dates 13-16 June: 14-18h Art Basel VIP Programme: 14 June 18-20h RSVP: Team@PF25.org Salon Mondial, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland (Tram No. 11 to Freilager) A Group Exhibition of Hong Kong and Swiss artists: Oscar Chan Yik Long (Hong Kong, Helsinki) Isaac Chong Wai (Hong Kong, Berlin) Andreas Marti (Zürich) Kathrin Siegrist + Iva Wili (Basel) Angela Su (Hong Kong) Curated by Angelika Li (Hong Kong, Basel) Co-presented by Atelier Mondial and PF25 cultural projects Supported by Christoph Merian Stiftung Introduction The word ‘homeland’ evokes a physical and permanent form on the surface, yet when we dive a little deeper into our memories and emotions, the word urges us to reflect on its complex and shifting nature. The exhibition channels narratives of ‘homeland’: borders, boundaries, roots, diaspora, cultural identity, colonial ideologies and beyond. Wind is a symbol of change: the vital breath, flow of life. This familiar element can be pleasant and gentle as a breeze or a vigorous air energy as ‘hei3’ (氣) in Cantonese, yet it can be devastating and destructive as a hurricane or an accelerator for fire causing catastrophic damage. Wind also inspires the movements of thoughts and this Homeland in Transit chapter ‘Carried by the Wind’ is indebted to the captivating works by Bob Dylan, Sanmo, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Hayao Miyasaki and Wong Kar Wai. In our fast-expanding world of displacement and exile, the sense of homeland is being constantly questioned and reinterpreted. Does the nature of the wind change? How do we strike a balance and find harmony within? Does it carry our messages, dreams and hopes? In the exhibition, we will find out how the six artists from Hong Kong and Switzerland Oscar Chan Yik Long, Isaac Chong Wai, Andreas Marti, Kathrin Siegrist + Iva Wili and Angela Su perceive this powerful element of movement and how they represent it in their works in mediums ranging from ink paintings, videos, moving objects, to textile installations. Angelika Li Spring, 2022 ---> Curatorial Essay ---> Floor Plan ---> List of Work ---> Artists Biographies ---> Press Enquiry Photos documentation by Maris Mezulis Video and sound by Hedy Leung Courtesy the artists and PF25 cultural projects EXHIBITION HEIMAT IM WANDEL HOMELAND IN TRANSIT 5 - 22 MAY 2022 VILLA MEIER-SEVERINI ZOLLIKON, SWITZERLAND HEIMAT im WANDEL / HOMELAND in TRANSIT Sonam Dolma Brauen, Hung Fai, Lee Ka Sing, Leung Chi Wo, MAP Office, Lulu Ngie and Wai Pong Yu Co-curated by Martin Brauen and Angelika Li Vernissage: 5 May 2022, 18-20h Opening performance by Matthias Ziegler (Bassflöte, Kontrabassflöte) Exhibition: 6 – 26 May, Thur-Fri 17-20h, Sat-Sun 11-17h Finissage: 22 May, 18-20h Venue: Villa Meier-Severini, Zollikerstrasse 86, 8702 Zollikon, CH Organised by Kulturkreis Zollikon Press Preview: 5 May by appointment Enquiries: Martin Brauen / www.sonambrauen.net/ Angelika Li / www.onkili.com/ Photo documentation by Tashi Brauen Introduction The word ‘homeland’ has complex meanings: a clearly defined place/space, a tradition/culture that you share with others, a common history, belonging to a certain community in which you feel at home - and thus also feelings such as security and trust. It evokes a permanent form on the surface, yet when we dive a little deeper into our memories and emotions, the word urges us to reflect on its shifting nature. The definition of ‘homeland’ fluctuates under socio-political pressures which can lead to alienation and discontent, and potential fragmentations in our societies. Postponed since March 2020 due to the pandemic, the second exhibition has transformed into the seventh chapter in the Homeland in Transit series with the German title HEIMAT im WANDEL in which Martin Brauen, cultural anthropologist specialising in Tibet and the Himalayas and curator, and Hong Kong curator Angelika Li attempt to interweave respective perspectives and experiences of Swiss-Tibetan artist Sonam Dolma Brauen, and six Hong Kong artists Hung Fai, Lee Ka Sing, Leung Chi Wo, MAP Office, Lulu Ngie and Wai Pong Yu. Despite many differences, the two places share something in common: the sense of homeland of its inhabitants is constantly being questioned and reinterpreted. How do the artists perceive these transformations and how do they represent it in their art? yishen 34 by Sonam Dolma Wai Pong Yu - A Rhythm of Landscape detail light Book of Waves by MAP Office HUNG Fai 熊輝 VESSEL IV 2019 Ink on Chinese Paper 136 x 69 cm Sonam Dolma, Yishen 28, 2014, 94 x 138 cm MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez, Valérie Portefaix) HONG KONG IS OUR MUSEUM 2006 White neon mounted on Photo: Nici Jost Vessel by Hung Fai A Rhythm of Landscape detail 1- PY WAI Pong Yu韋邦雨 LAKEDREAM 2 2019 Ballpoint pen on paper 68 x 100 cm Sonam Dolma, Yishen 71 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 34x34 cm Sonam Dolma, Abschied No 3 2017 Acrylic on Canvas 140 x 100 cm WAI Pong Yu韋邦雨 A RHYTHM OF LANDSCAPE 9 2019 Ballpoint pen on paper 57.5 x 68.4 cm My Name is Victoria by Leung Chi Wo LEE Ka Sing 李家昇 THE PART OF HISTORY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD 2010 Photographic work 40.64 x 50.8 cm Lulu NGIE倪鷺露 RECOGNISING IT 2019 Ink on paper mounted on silk 215 x 95 cm LEE Ka Sing 李家昇 EVERYBODY SAID CAMEL WAS THE FATHER OF GPS 2011 Editions: 4/10 & 5/10 Sonam Dolma, Gone with the wind LEUNG Chi Wo 梁志和 MY NAME IS VICTORIA 2008 Video: HDV, PAL, 21 min. 30 sec. Artist book: 15 x 21 cm yishen 11 by Sonam Dolma WAI Pong Yu A MOMENT OF TRUTH 57 2019 Archival Ballpoint Pen on Japanese Art Paper 29.7cm x 21cm WAI Pong Yu A Golden Bough 3, 2019, deta WAI Pong Yu A MOMENT OF TRUTH 55 2019 Archival Ballpoint Pen on Japanese Art Paper 29.7cm x 21cm lost childhood by Sonam Dolma About the Artists Press / Enquiry Heimat im Wandel Wind Contact email@example.com
- HOMELAND in TRANSIT 2020 Chapters
BIOGRAPHY Angelika is committed to engaging with the essence of local culture, heritage and valued stories, and driving a continuous dialogue between local and international communities. In 2018, she co-founded with Donald Mak PF25 cultural projects , a non-profit organisation which aims to build mutual understanding, to develop an intercultural network and to generate creative energies between Basel and Hong Kong. Angelika is the founder and curator of the exhibition series 'Homeland in Transit ' (Basel 2019-2022; Berlin 2020-2021; Murrhardt 2021; Zollikon 2022; Hong Kong, Ishigaki, Freiburg 2023) channelling narratives and imaginations of ‘homeland’ from Hong Kong perspectives: borders, boundaries, roots, diaspora, cultural identity, colonial ideologies and interweaving them with experiences and voices from other parts of the world. Angelika was engaged as an expert for Asia Society Switzerland’s ‘Generation Asia’ programme in 2021 and engaged as a speaker for institutions including Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany and University of Hong Kong. Her other curatorial projects include 'Dorothee Sauter: Geology, Cooking Hearts and other stories' (Basel, 2021); 'Hong Kong Video Talks ' (Museumsnacht, Atelier Mondial, Basel/Münchenstein, 2022); 'Difference/Indifference ' by Isaac Chong Wai commissioned by Kunsttage Basel (Basler Münster, 2022) and the public programme for ‘Brice Marden: Inner Space’ (Kunstmuseum Basel, 2022). Before moving to Switzerland in 2017, Angelika was the founding director of MILL6 Foundation in Hong Kong bringing it to ICOM museum status and achieving the Award for Arts Promotion by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2016. She was on the public art advisory panel of Mass Transit Railway Hong Kong between 2013 and 2017. Her previous curated projects in Hong Kong include The Mills Heritage Project 'Chim↑Pom - It's the Wall World' (2015), the public art by VHILS at The Mills (2015), ‘Tracing some places. Leung Chi Wo’ (2015); ‘Social Fabric. New works by Kwan Cheung Chi and Mariana Hahn’ in collaboration with David Elliott (2016), ‘Old Master Q: What The @#$% Is Going On? Original Works by Alphonso Wong’ (2014); ‘Beyond the Paper Screen - An Exhibition of Japanese Erotic Prints from The Uragami Collection’ (2013), ‘NEW INK: an exhibition of ink art by post 1970 artists from The Yiqingzhai Collection (2013)’ and as the director of MILL6, she co-organised with Zhejiang Art Museum ‘Textile Thinking – The International Symposium’ at Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2016. HOMELAND in TRANSIT PARTNER ORGANISATIONS Ein Fenster inmitten der Welt A window in the middle of the world