Members’ Connection Night @ ASHKVIEW EVENT DETAILS
6:00pm Registration and drinks
6:45pm Docent Tour on ASHK Exhibition – A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun
7:30pm Showcase of Rainforest Fringe Festival 2019
7:45pm Lucky Draw
8:00pm End of Program
Before the two current exhibitions: A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun and Yukaloo by James Turrell end their run in early-June, we would like to offer members an exclusive docent-led tour to over 30 paintings, photographs and collages by the ground-breaking Hong Kong artist – Mr. Hon Chi-fun and also to view James Turrell’s work.
On top of this, participants will get to find out more about the Rainforest Fringe Festival from Kuching, Sarawak. All Asia Society Hong Kong Center members are welcome to join us for a lovely evening.
Don’t miss this networking opportunity with fellow members and free-flow of wine!
Asia Society Hong Kong is honored to present A Story of Light, an exhibition of the groundbreaking Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun (1922–2019). A postal inspector by trade, Hon was a self-taught artist who rose to prominence in the 1960s with his radical artistic experiments that combined international influences as a response to Hong Kong’s multi-cultural context. A Story of Light re-contextualizes the evolution of Hon Chi-fun’s practice by contrasting his continual fascination with light as both a material and subject with his deployment of various media and cultural influences. The exhibition presents over thirty artworks spanning four decades of his trailblazing practices in painting, printmaking, and photography.
Art Logistics Partner:
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is honored to present Yukaloo (2011) by James Turrell, marking the artist’s first installation at an institution in Hong Kong. James Turrell (b. 1943, Los Angeles) is a leading American artist who uses light as a medium for his immersive installations. Associated with the Light and Space movement of the 1960s, Turrell has dedicated his practice to what he has deemed perceptual art, investigating the materiality of light and the sensorial experience of space, color, and perception.
JK and Ingrid Lee Foundation
Additional Support by
Wellington and Virginia Yee; Tucker Highfield and Inna Rodchenko-Highfield
Special thanks to
Pace Gallery and Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery
Showcase of Rainforest Fringe Festival 2019 – Kuching, Sarawak
Come and hear from the local Sarawakian about the Rainforest Fringe Festival! And have a taste of some of the culinary delights.
The Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF) began in 2017 and is an annual 10-day spectacle for all to celebrate the spirit and energy of Sarawak. Hosted in the heart of Kuching, the festival honours Sarawak’s eclectic culture and vibrancy of the land and the people through music, art, craft, film, photography, and design, giving festival attendees a holistic view and true sense of its splendour.
It is hosted by The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak. RFF 2019 will be held on July 5 – 12, 2019. Learn more at www.rainforestfringe.com
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Address: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty