Artist to Artist: Cultural ExchangeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Conversation between Artists HO Yuen Leung and Jacob Cartwright, moderated by Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s Head of Gallery & Exhibitions, Joyce Ng.
Organized by Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Artist to Artist: Cultural Exchange is a series of 5 online conversations between two artists who have collaborated on the Fusion project. As a cultural exchange project, each artist was able to choose their preferred collaborative partner, working not only on their own sculptures but also on their partners’. The sculptural works currently exhibited at Asia Society Hong Kong Center are the result of an unprecedented collaboration between artists who, with humility and enthusiasm, have accepted to place their own creations in the hands of another artist they had never met.
Join us on Zoom to hear from paired artists, Ho Yuen Leung from Hong Kong and Jacob Cartwright, from Australia and based in Italy, who will share the concept, details and creation process of their sculptures.
Yuen Leung Ho graduated from the Fine Arts Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1995), followed by completion of Master of Fine Arts degree (major in sculptures) at the same university (2002). Ho likes to collect fallen trees and branches, mostly Taiwan Acacia, and use them to create sculptures. The wood is carved repeatedly, with a narrow, long, thin and small shape, to the extent that it hardly stands on its own. In recent years, his creation has expanded to other art forms and themes, such as site-specific installation and environmental art to express creative ideas more appropriately. Ho loves nature, enjoys outdoor work and art making.
Born and bred in the arts, Jacob Cartwright was a gifted child of music and visual art, developing over the years a belief in the ‘renaissance man’ – the ability to work in whatever medium is appropriate to the creation. His creative process often starts with finding a fitting medium to germinate a seed discovered earlier in another work. He creates without models and prefers a direct approach, enjoying the discovery of each moment and remaining observant for “seeds” for future work – a method informed by his musical improvisation, composition and experiences with collaborative, multidisciplinary and often performance-based art groups, such as Koski and Bob Collective.
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