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- Mo Liu is you Book Launch in Zurich & Basel
ZURICH Saturday 10 June 13.00 - 21.30h 19.00 - 1930h: Sogetsu Ikebana Performance by Hedy Leung Meow Kong Store, St Jakobstrasse 41 Part of the Random Diaries exhibition and Art Basel VIP Programme East Asian refreshments provided by Meow Kong BASEL Tuesday 13 June 18.00 - 21.00h PF25 cultural projects, Pfeffergässlein 25 Music Mixology by Hedy Leung & Hong Kong street food by Celine Ngai Event registration: team@PF25.org Pre-order: moliuisyou@PF25.org www.moliuisyou.com Mo Liu (無[mo4]聊[liu4]) is an abstract Cantonese term that defies literal translation. Some interpret it as ‘meaningless’ or ‘senseless,’ while others see it as a source of boundless creativity springing from an uncluttered mind. This creativity flourishes in a personal and peaceful space insulated from external distractions and disturbances. Channeling the spirit of Mo Liu, Angelika deftly sketches faces and creatures onto paintings Hedy makes using dried flowers repurposed from her Sogetsu Ikebana practice. It is an exercise in pure joy and relaxation, like swimming in a vast universe of freedom. There are no rules, restrictions, expectations, targets, or intentions structuring this imaginative and whimsical process. The forms and figures seem to arise spontaneously from the unconscious mind, emerging from a half-woken state in which playfulness and the extraordinary intermingle. The resulting pictures often surprise the creators themselves, prompting questions like: ‘Where did those eyes and faces come from?’ or ‘What are these strange creatures?’ The answer is simple: there is no answer. We hope this collection of images conveys the melodies, energies, humour, harmony, and colours that we experienced during their enchanted creation. Concept and work: Hedy Leung & Angelika Li Book design: HE&AD Büro für Gestaltung Text editing: Stefan Lorenzutti Art preparation: Corinna Rieber Prepress Printing and binding: Grammlich, buch.one Publisher: PF25 cultural projects, Basel 2023 First edition with a printrun of 99 copies Each numbered and signed, CHF 80 each. Supported by Chinyan Wong, Christoph Merian Stiftung, and mobani
- 202200080026 Sogetsu Ikebana Performance by Hedy Leung - ZURICH
'202200080026' Sogetsu Ikebana Performance by Hedy Leung, as part of the 'Random Diaries' exhibition and Art Basel VIP Programme Saturday, June 10, 2023: 6 - 9:30 pm Performance: 7-7:30 pm Location: St. Jakobstrasse 41, 8004 Zurich RSVP to Celine Ngai, +41 76 696 40 66, Celine@PF25.org Taking inspiration from other works in this exhibition and primarily based on her recent migration journey from Hong Kong to London, Hedy Leung has created a group of vessels entitled '202200080026' (2023) (d), which embody diasporic sentiments. Adapted from the title format used in both her visual ikebana diary and personal journal, the artwork is aptly named as a record of her move from her homeland to a new destination. The hand-built vessels are constructed - and protected - using packing materials including the sheer papers Hedy received from a logistics company as the first layer, while newsprint wrapping papers form the second layer. The final layer is strengthened with newspapers collected from an ikebana shop where she ordered materials from Japan. The artist then dyed the newspapers in the iconic colours of the Red-White-Blue bag to further imbue the artwork with the spirit of the journey. The packing materials are transformed into vessels of memories documenting her personal and emotional journeys. In the Sogetsu Ikebana performance as part of the exhibition, Hedy interacts with the vessels and invites the audience to reflect on the essence of ikebana, which is to live in the moment. The vessels also serve as a reminder to cherish and appreciate the precious items and memories that we carry with us. Each layer of protection used in the construction of the vessels represents the care and importance given to those items that are most precious. Excerpted from the curatorial essay 'Random Diaries 2019-2023' About the exhibiton Meow Kong and PF25 cultural projects are delighted to present 'Random Diaries,' the first chapter of the 'Homeland in Transit' exhibition series to be showcased in Zurich. Opening from May 13 to June 18, 2023, this chapter presents recent works created from 2019 to the present by eight Hong Kong and Swiss artists: Tashi Brauen, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Leung Chi Wo, Hedy Leung, Lo Lai Lai Natalie, Andreas Marti, Angela Su & Wai Pong Yu, curated by Angelika Li. Interweaving a diverse range of mediums, the exhibition unveils the artists' kaleidoscope of memories, emotions, and consciousness, reflecting their observations of the constantly changing environment through their 'mind's eye.' Amid the current global instability, this chapter of the 'Homeland in Transit' exhibition series conveys fluidity, transience, and resilience that are integral to its narratives, evoking a sense of chance and risk-taking. It leaves us wondering: where will these transformations lead us?
- We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars. A solo exhibition by Bouie Choi
PF25 cultural projects Residency, Community Projects & Exhibitions May - June in Basel Introducing our resident artist in May & June Bouie Choi (b. 1987, Hong Kong, lives & works in Hong Kong) Bouie Choi grew up in Hong Kong, surrounded by high-rise buildings that shape the city's urban landscape. Through her paintings, she weaves together fragments of memory and collected stories to depict the co-existence of the visible and invisible, light and darkness, and the real and surreal. Bouie uses the force of urban imagery and light to create a manifestation of infinite borrowed space and time, bridging the gap between tangibles and intangibles. Recently, she has focused on using wood to explore the definition of freedom, employing multi-perspective and layers of time to deepen her state of mind. After receiving her MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012, Choi started participating in community art and cross-media collaborations. Her unwavering commitment to painting is driven by a profound curiosity about how the environment and social values leave lasting impressions on individuals. Her works play with absurdity from different contexts, finding them carriers and bringing new meanings to texts, objects, and two-dimensional art. Choi also participates in community art programs and has formed an art collective with other Hong Kong artists named the "CHT. Art Project". During Bouie's residency in Basel, we invite you to bring a postcard of your homeland to the community event on 31 May, where you can share your stories with us. This exchange will serve as part of the inspiration for Bouie's upcoming exhibition, entitled 'We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars,' which opens in Basel on 13 June. Her exhibition seeks to capture the emotional resonance and complexity between the interior and exterior worlds, the physical and metaphysical, and the multi-perspectives of far and close oscillating between different times and dimensions. Click here for the PF25 May & June Programme. Programme Stories Exchange Community Event Bring a postcard and share your stories! Wednesday, 31 May 2023 Doors open: 18h Sharing session by the artist: 19h Venue: Nonnenweg 45, 4055 Basel Register: celine@PF25.org We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars a solo exhibition by Bouie Choi as part of the Homeland in Transit exhibition series and PF25 cultural projects and residency Time : Tuesday, 13 June 18 -21h Venue: Pfeffergässlein 25, 4051 Basel, entrance at Nadelberg 33 Register: celine@PF25.org Viewing by appointment only until 30 June: connect@PF25.org The above programme is supported by Christoph Merian Stiftung Hong Kong Arts Development Council mobani Simone Berger Battegay Achtsamkeit Basel Event sponsor: Meow Kong Programme curator : Angelika Li Programme coordinator: Celine Ngai
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- HOMELAND in TRANSIT
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2023 PROGRAMME EXHIBIT ION RANDOM DIARIES St Jakobstrasse 41, 8 004 Zurich Art Week Event Saturday, 10 June 2023, 18 - 21.30h Tashi Brauen Oscar Chan Yik Long Leung Chi Wo Hedy Leung Lo Lai Lai Natalie Andreas Marti Angela Su Wai Pong Yu Curated by Angelika Li Co-presented by Meow Kong and PF25 cultural projects as part of the 'Homeland in Transit' series Art Week Event Saturday, 10 June 2023, 18 - 21.30h 19 - 19 . 30h Sogetsu Ikebana Performance by Hedy Leung as part of the Art Basel VIP Programme Hong Kong drinks & snacks To register: celine@PF25.org Vernissage Saturday 13 May 2023, 14-20h Exhibition 16 May - 18 June Tue - Sat, Sun 11 & 18 June, 11 - 19h Venue Meow Kong St Jakobstrasse 41, 8004 Zurich +41 79 264 90 00 Press Enquiries email@example.com +41 76 781 76 78 Click to Press Folder About the Exhibition Meow Kong and PF25 cultural projects are delighted to present ‘Random Diaries’, the first chapter of the ‘Homeland in Transit’ exhibition series to be showcased in Zurich. Opening on 13 May to 18 June 2023, this chapter features recent works created from 2019 to the present by eight Hong Kong and Swiss artists including experimental works on paper by Tashi Brauen; ink on canvas by Oscar Chan Yik Long; moving images by Leung Chi Wo, Lo Lai Lai Natalie, and Angela Su; wearable objects by Andreas Marti; ink on paper by Wai Pong Yu; and a newly commissioned Sogetsu Ikebana installation by Hedy Leung. Interweaving a diverse range of mediums and techniques including paintings, video works, wearable objects, works on paper and a sogetsu ikebana installation, 'Random Diaries' unveils the artists' kaleidoscope of memories, emotions and consciousness, reflecting their 'mind's eye' observations of the environs in constant states of flux. Amid the current global instability, this exhibition chapter highlights the concept of collective and individual memories, the notion of transience and resilience, and evokes a sense of chance and risk-taking. It leaves us wondering: where will these transformations lead us? ---> Curatorial Essay by Angelika Li ---> List of Work ---> Artists Biographies ---> Press Enquiry COMING IN MAY & JUNE Hong Kong Artist Bouie Choi in Basel The watery-fall, 2023, acrylic on wood, 40 x 29.4cm (detail) Programme Stories Exchange Community Event Bring a postcard of your homeland and share your stories! Hong Kong artist Bouie Choi believes that landscapes are imbued with memories and histories. As part of her residency with PF25 in Basel from May to June, Bouie is inviting people in Basel to bring a postcard from their homeland to the community project and share the stories they holds with her. This exchange will become part of the inspiration for Bouie’s upcoming exhibition, entitled 'We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars,' which opens on 13th June. Her exhibition seeks to capture the complexity and emotional resonance between the reality and surreality; visible and invisible; darkness and light, while suggesting the ways she sees that can shape and define our sense of self, community and hope. Wednesday, 31 May 2023 Doors open: 18h Sharing session by the artist: 19h Venue: Nonnenweg 45, 4055 Basel Event registration: celine@PF25.org We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars a solo exhibition by Bouie Choi Time : Tuesday, 13 June 18-21h Venue: Pfeffergässlein 25, 4051 Basel, entrance through Nadelberg 33 Event registration: celine@PF25.org Exhibition viewing by appointment only until 30 June: firstname.lastname@example.org Part of the 'Homeland in Transit' exhibition series and PF25 cultural projects and residency. The programme is supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council Christoph Merian Stiftung mobani GmbH, and Achtsamkeit Basel Event East Asian soft drinks and snacks sponsored by Meow Kong Programme curator : Angelika Li Programme coordinator: Celine Ngai ---> Curatorial Essay ---> List of Work ---> Arti st Biography ---> Press Enquiry Random diaries Bouie Choi 2023 Contact email@example.com
- HOMELAND in TRANSIT 2022
2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org