殖民地景─與韓志勲同行 Colonial Landscape—Walk with Hon Chi-funVIEW EVENT DETAILS
光的故事 : 韓志勳 (教育項目) │A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun (Education Program)
週末文化遊│Weekend Cultural Walk
5月5日，星期日│Sunday, May 5, 2019
下午3:00至5:00 │From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
*此工作坊以粵語進行，英語補充。│This program will be conducted in Cantonese, with English supplement.
* 請穿著舒適的衣物及鞋履。│Please wear comfortable outfits and shoes for the walk.
Hon Chi-fun grew up in the colonial era of Hong Kong. He started his study in a Chinese private school and studied the Trimetric Classic. Then he went to Wah Yan College, Kowloon, where he started to study English and receive a Western education. Hon worked as a civil servant for years before he focused his career in painting when he was in his 30s. Without any ambition to promote tradition nor cultural exchanges, Hon devoted his life to art, for just pursuing spiritual contact and a passion for art. His works are the embodiment of Hong Kong's unique cultural exchanges between East and West. It is natural, and it is a refinement and sublimation of people's daily life in Hong Kong during the colonial period.
This Cultural Walk, led by the cultural researcher Leung Po-shan, Anthony, is based on the oral autobiography of Hon Chi-fun, Modern Art in a Colony: Narrated by Hon Chi-fun at the Millennium. Centered round Central district, the Walk will re-visit the culture places during the colonial era of Hong Kong, includes the St. John's Cathedral, the City Hall and the Connaught Place, and other sites of the lost art venues. This Walk is not only to cherish the avant-garde pioneer who passed away in February this year, but also to reconstruct the relationship between colonial landscape and modern art. The facilitator will explain the literary and artistic venues on the spot, their relations with Hon’s artistic career, and the limitations of his time.