Studio Visits - Fotanian
Fotan in Shatin was an industrial center over a decade ago. Artists started renting units in the industrial buildings using them as studios and gradually transformed the area into a creative cluster. Soon after, people from different creative disciplines moved into the abandoned factory units, sprouting an art community known as the "Fotanian." It currently has a creative population of over 50 studios and 200 artists.
Five leading studios will be opening their doors to Asia Society members: Tin Lam specializes in paintings and mixed media art about the environment; Christopher Ku's focus is on large scale abstract oil paintings about an imaginary world; Gaylord Chan and fellow artist, Josephine Chow teach and paint in their self-owned 1,200-square-foot CC Studio; Blue Lotus Gallery is the first gallery in Fotan equipped with a regular exhibition program that supports local talents; sculpture and furniture designer Homan Ho created G16, a multi-functional bookstore and gallery that allows Fotanians to gather and dream together.
Join us on this exclusive tour to meet and engage in open dialogue with these talented artists. (Transportation included.)