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Gok Dou Live - Small Talks
Join us for this series of behind-the-scenes programs that will allow us to observe the conversations of some of Hong Kong’s finest artists, collectors and curators. Each session is designed to take a peek behind the curtain as the speakers connect, discuss, share thoughts and gather ideas without boundaries. Watch these conversations flow LIVE at the Art Central auditorium.
Small Talks Series
An exploratory discussion on detachment and intimacy in our relationships with strangers by contemporary artists Lee Wing Ki Kalen, Yim Sui Fong and Mak Ying Tung. As their individual practices differ from archival photography, remapping objects and space, conceptual works to shifting realities virtual, imagined and real— find out how they make use of the creative process to destabilize expectations and provoke thoughts on the issues and the philosophies of relationships
Lee Wing Ki Kalen is a photographer based in Hong Kong. His photography works have been exhibited in Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Latvia, Taiwan, UK and USA. His work Tsang’s Odyssey was selected as a Finalist for WMA Masters Award (2017/18, Mobility) and Faded was selected in the KG+SELECT programme for Kyotographie 2019. LEE is also a researcher and curator in the history of photograph and visual culture in East Asia. His writings appears in museum catalogue, gallery essay, photography magazine and scholarly journals. LEE is currently an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and a curatorial member of 1a space.
李泳麒為香港攝影工作者。攝影作品曾在奧地利、德國、香港、日本、拉脫維亞、台灣、美國及英國展出。紀實攝影作品《曾老飄流記》入圍2017/18年WMA 大師攝影獎 「過渡」，概念影像裝置《色褪せた》參展2019日本京都國際寫真祭。李氏亦為影像歷史及視覺文化研究工作者暨策展人，編輯期刊及研究文章散見於本地博物館、畫廊、華文藝文雜誌以及國際學術文獻。李氏現為香港浸會大學視覺藝術院助理教授及1a空間策展小組成員。
Yim Sui Fong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA). She is the co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute and member of Hong Kong artist collective, L sub. Yim was awarded the WYNG Masters Award in 2018. Recent exhibition and projects includes: ‘Landskrona Foto Festival’ (2020, Sweden) , Solo show ‘A Room of Resistance’ (2019, JCCAC, Hong Kong), ‘Artists’ Film International’（2018, Whitechapel Gallery, UK and Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden), ‘The man who attends to the times’, project commissioned by Oi!, Hong Kong (2018). Yim currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
嚴瑞芳於香港中文大學獲取藝術碩士學位。她是藝術家營運的非牟利機構「天台塾」聯合創辦人，以及藝術組織L sub 的成員。她於2018年獲得WYNG 大師攝影獎。主要參與的項目及展覽包括：Landskrona Foto Festival (2020，瑞典蘭斯克魯納)、個展「一介之逆」（2019，香港JCCAC）、國際藝術家電影(AFI) 系列放映(2018，倫敦白教堂美術館，英國)、油街實現委約作品《看管時間的人》(2018)。現於香港居住及工作。
Lai Lon Hin (b.1982 Hong Kong) has been practisingphotography since the early 2000s, including a focus on the material of instant film, and is best known for his snapshot aesthetics. In 2013, he discontinued the use of professional cameras, turned his focus exclusively to the phone camera, and has since ceaselessly published his works on social media. Lai practises a mode of seeing through framing and zooming in, which forces his personal vision and perspective upon the viewer in a nearly hysterical manner. Lai has participated in several group exhibitions, including “Inside China [Journées Thématiques]” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015); “Hong Kong Photography Series 2: City Flâneur –Social Documentary Photography” (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2010), and Pingyao International Photography Festival (China, 2008). His work is collected by Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Hong Kong) and M+ Museum (Hong Kong). He was also an editor for the art magazine KLACK. In 2018, he published his first monograph Teleportation. Lai currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
賴朗騫曾參與的機構展覽包括巴黎東京宮的群展“Inside China [Journées Thématiques]” (2015)、香港文化博物館的“香港攝影系列展覽二：城市漫遊者──社會紀實攝影” (2010)及中國平遙國際攝影節 (2008)。他的作品被香港文化博物館和M+視覺文化博物館收藏。他曾擔任攝影美術雜誌《KLACK》的編輯。於2018年出版個人專集《瞬間轉移》。
Mak Ying Tung 2 (b. 1989, Hong Kong) is a conceptual artist. Her work contemplates 21st century issues through the study of philosophy, art history, culture, shifting socio-political environments, the Internet, and new technology. The aesthetic experience she crafts is bound by the dualism of humor and intense inquisitiveness. She creates, installations, paintings, drawings, video work, youtube videos, stand up comedy routines, and Instagram filters. Mak 2 lives and works in Hong Kong.
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