It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing |徐冰:變形記

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Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

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.

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介紹
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

官綺雲策展,《徐冰:變形記》是知名藝術家徐冰在香港舉辦的首個大型個展,展出藝術家部份近作。展覽將強調變形一詞如何標誌着意念與手法處理過程的開端,也為徐冰的藝術作品提供一個較集中的觀賞角度。藝術家透過採用出人意表的材料,例如:煙草、垃圾和蠶蟲,思考物質之轉化力量,同時也挑戰社會價值觀,並探索記憶、歷史和命運的形態。

 
 
 
  
 
 
                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                             
 

Gallery Guided Tours
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

Gallery Guided Tours will be available at the following times and days during the week and tours start at the Gallery Reception.

  English Cantonese
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.

English Cantonese
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

展覽導賞團
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Installation view of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

 

展覽免費導賞團時間:

  英語 粵語
逢星期五 下午2時30分 下午3時30分
逢星期六 下午2時30分 下午3時30分
逢星期日 下午2時30分 下午3時30分
每月最後一個星期四 晚上7時  

免費家庭導賞團

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。

英語 粵語
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

*家庭導賞團參加者免展覽入場費

Programs
ASHK x Hong Kong University Workshop at It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Educational workshop at It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

In conjunction with the exhibition It Begins with Metamorphosis, Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosts a variety of related programming, including workshops and lectures.

Lectures
An Art Salon on “Chineseness”
It Begins with Metamorphosis

Workshops
My Mini Background Story
Silkworms and Metamorphosis
Un-readable Family Secret Letters

 

Online Learning Resources
Educational tour of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Educational tour of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

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.

Teacher Resource Guide

Art Cards

#1 - Welcome to Asia Society Hong Kong Center

#2 - Find Square Word Calligraphy

#3 - Find The Character of Characters

#4 - Find Book From the Ground

#5 - Find Background Story

網上學習資源
Educational tour of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.
Educational tour of It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing.

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:

  • 關於亞洲協會香港中心及其歷史特色,全面的導賞團
  • 講解員以互動的活動形式介紹展覽的作品
  • 派予學生的發雙語教育套裝 (內附5張美術活動卡)
  • 發予教師的雙語綜合教師資源指引,內有展覽及藝術家的資料、建議活動及討論問題,以鼓勵教師與學生於課堂或美術館中進行關於展覽的討論

雙語教師資源指引

美術活動卡

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