It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing |徐冰：變形記
Curated by Yeewan Koon, It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing is the first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong featuring some of the latest works by this renowned artist. It will highlight how metamorphosis marks the beginnings of the process of ideas and methods, and provides a focused look at Xu Bing’s art. Often using unexpected materials including tobacco leaves, debris, and silkworms, Xu Bing mediates on the transformative power of materiality as he challenges societal values, and explores the shape of memories, histories, and destinies.
Gallery Guided Tours will be available at the following times and days during the week and tours start at the Gallery Reception.
|Fridays||2:30 pm||3:30 pm|
|Saturdays||2:30 pm||3:30 pm|
|Sundays||2:30 pm||3:30 pm|
|Last Thursday of the Month||7:00 pm|
Free Family Tours:
Hosted on weekends throughout the exhibition period, the Family Tours aim to engage families in activities that foster a deeper understanding of Chinese art. Designed for families with children aged 4 to 12, family tours provide creative, hands-on opportunities for children to explore the gallery with their parents or caregivers.
|June 29 (Sunday), 1:00 -2:00pm||June 22 (Sunday), 1:00 -2:00pm|
|July 19 (Saturday), 1:00 -2:00pm||July 5 (Saturday), 1:00 -2:00pm|
|August 30 (Saturday), 1:00 -2:00pm||August16 (Saturday), 1:00 -2:00pm|
* Admission to the exhibition is waived for participants of Family Tours
於展覽期間週末舉行，家庭導賞團將針對家庭給予對中國藝術更深的了解。專門為有 4 至 12 歲孩童的家庭打造具一個有創意，親身的藝術館體驗。
|6 月 29 日 (星期日), 下午 1 時 -2 時||6 月 22 日 (星期日), 下午 1 時 -2 時|
|7 月 19 日 (星期六), 下午 1 時 -2 時||7 月 5 日 (星期六), 下午 1 時 -2 時|
|8 月 30 日 (星期六), 下午 1 時 -2 時||8 月 16 日 (星期六), 下午 1 時 -2 時|
It Begins with Metamorphosis, ArtAsiaPacific, May 2014
The inquisition: Xu Bing, conceptual artist, South China Morning Post, May 7, 2014
徐冰的天與地 誰都看不懂，誰都看得懂, 《星島日報》，May 20, 2014
平易近人地觸動你的思維——「徐冰：變形記」,《藝頻》, July, 2014
Xu Bing in Conversation, Ocula, July 18, 2014
藝術家徐冰「變形」廢物蠶蟲做材料, 《星島日報》, July 18, 2014
REVIEWED: IT BEGINS WITH METAMORPHOSIS: XU BING, ArtworldNow, July 21, 2014
Xu Bing's Asia Society retrospective demonstrates conceptual thinking, South China Morning Post, July 22, 2014
徐冰的变形记：与卡夫卡无关或有关，《藝術國際》，August 26, 2014
Press Release 新聞稿：
In conjunction with the exhibition It Begins with Metamorphosis, Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosts a variety of related programming, including workshops and lectures.
The Exhibition Education Program targets primary and secondary school students with different age-appropriate activities scheduled according to the particular group visiting the exhibition. The 2-hour program is designed to be an interactive learning opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese arts and culture. The Exhibition Education Program will run throughout the duration of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing and will include:
- A comprehensive site-tour of ASHK that highlights historical features
- A docent-led guided tour of the exhibition with interactive gallery activities
- Bilingual Education packs with 5 art activity cards given out to students
- A cross-disciplinary, bilingual teachers’ resource guide (downloadable) with information on exhibits and the artist, and suggested activities and questions for discussion to encourage teachers to discuss the exhibition with students in the classroom or Gallery.
此展覽教育計劃以不同年齡的中小學生為目標 ， 因應不同團體安排相對的活動。為時兩小時的活動提供了一個亙動教學機會讓學生 對中國美術及文化有更深的認識。計劃將於徐冰．變形記期間進行，內容包括：
- 派予學生的發雙語教育套裝 (內附5張美術活動卡)
This catalogue was published on the occasion of Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s exhibition, It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing, on display from May 8th, 2014 to August 31, 2014. The exhibition is Xu Bing's first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong, and it features some of the latest works. It will highlight how metamorphosis marks the beginnings of the process of ideas and methods, and will provide a focused look at Xu Bing’s art. The book includes a catalogue of all exhibited artworks, an interview with Xu Bing, as well as four new essays by Yeewan Koon, Francesca Dal Lago, Kuiyi Shen, Julia F. Andrews and Adam Jaworski.
Title: It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing 徐冰：變形記
Number of pages: 146
Publisher: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Editor: Yeewan Koon