Liminal Encounters: An Augmented Reality Exhibition | 別境:擴增實景展覽


Liminal Encounters is an outdoor art journey that explores the ways technology integrate the virtual world with our real life through artworks that make use of augmented reality (AR). As we are used to accessing information digitally in all aspects of life, the gap between the real and virtual grows closer every day. The three themes of the exhibition reflect the transformation of nature and the city, the impact of virtual information and the place of the individual within a world in flux. The journey includes virtually the works by Kikuji Kawada, Bharti Kher, Lee Bul, Toshio Shibata and Sarah Sze from the BNY Mellon collection, as well as three on-site commissioned installations by Carla Chan, Peter Nelson and Trevor Yeung. Through AR, the exhibition encourages the audience to view their surroundings from new perspectives.

《別境》是一個透過擴增實境(augmented reality)體驗探討科技如何融合現今生活的戶外藝術旅程。隨著我們習慣在生活各方面以數位方式接收資訊,現實與虛擬的距離日漸縮短。本展覽的三大主題探討大自然與城市的變化、虛擬資訊的衝擊,以及在瞬間萬變的世界中如何自處。展覽以虛擬方式呈獻川田喜久治巴爾提·卡爾李昢柴田敏雄以及薩拉·斯茨來自紐約梅隆銀行藏品的作品,以及卡娜彼得·倪森楊沛鏗的場域委約新作。透過擴增實境,這旅程讓觀眾從全新視角體驗既定環境。

About the Artists 關於藝術家
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Carla Chan Born 1989 in Guangdong, China, Chan is a Hong Kong contemporary artist based in Berlin. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Working with a variety of media including video, installation, photography and interactive media, she considers media art as a medium with infinite possibilities for artistic expressions. Chan’s creations often toy with the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion, figure and abstraction. Her works focus on the theme of ambiguity in nature, bridging natural transformation and unpredictable computer algorithms. In 2017, Chan received the Toy Berlin Masters Award and is the finalist of Contemporary Talents 7th Edition, François Schneider Foundation's Contemporary Art Centre.

卡娜在 1989 年出生於中國廣東省,為現居 柏林的香港藝術家。她於香港城市大學創意媒體學院學士畢業。她運用錄像、裝置、 攝影和互動媒體多種媒介探索媒體藝術的表現力和可能性。她的創作多探討虛幻和 現實、具象和抽象之間的界線、大自然的 微妙以及如何透過電腦演算法詮釋自然現 象。卡娜 2017 年獲頒 Toy Berlin Masters 獎,也是法國 François Schneider Foundation Contemporary Art Centre 第 七屆 Contemporary Talents 入圍者。

By Nakako Kawada

Kikuji Kawada was born in Japan in 1933 and grew up during the Second World War. He lived his youth in the shadow of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and his photography often reflects on experience in post-war Japan. He is one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers, co-founding the VIVO collective in 1959 with Akira Satō, Eikoh Hosoe, Ikko Narahara, Akira Tanno and Shomei Tomatsu. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Photographic Society of Japan in 2011. His works are collected worldwide, including by the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

川田喜久治生於 1933 年,是日本最受尊崇的攝影師之一。川田在第二次世界大戰及廣島原子彈爆炸的陰霾下成長,其攝影經常反映日本戰後的景象。他在 1959 年與佐藤明、細江英公、奈良原一高、丹野章及東松照明共同創立 VIVO 攝影團體,並在 2011 年獲日本寫真協會頒發終生成就獎。他的作品為世界各地的藝術機構所收藏,包括東京都寫真美術館、舊金山現代藝術博物館 、紐約現代藝術博物館、亞利桑那大學創意攝影中心及巴黎龐畢度中心。

By Anay Mann Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Bharti Kher was born in London in 1969 and grew up in New Delhi, India, where she is currently based. Her cross-cultural identity and experience underscores her works. Her practice consists of four distinct but interrelated dimensions including bindi works, hybrids, ready-mades and sculptures that explore body, border and cultural politics. She is collected by prominent institutions such as the British Museum, London; Tate Modern, London; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; and LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul.

巴爾提·卡爾在 1969 年出生於倫敦,現於印度新德里生活及工作。她的藝術實踐受其自身跨地理及社會環境的身分所影響,主要由四大獨特但相關的創作組成:吉祥痣作品、混種作品、現成物和雕塑,均探究身體、邊界和文化政治。她的創作收藏於倫敦大英博物館、倫敦泰特現代美術館、印度新德里德維藝術基金會、明尼蘇達州明尼阿波利斯沃克藝術中心、阿布達比古根漢美術館及首爾三星美術館。

By Park Jae Hyung. Courtesy Studio Lee Bul and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Seoul

Lee Bul was born in 1964 in Seoul, where she is currently based. Since the late 1990s, Lee has received critical acclaim around the world as one of Asia's leading artists for her provocative work that explores the female body, sexuality and gender in relation to technology as embodied by the figure of the cyborg. She works across a diverse range of media — from drawing, sculpture and painting to performance, installation and video — to explore universal themes such as the utopian desire to achieve perfection through technological advances, and its dystopic failures. Lee's mid-career survey, Lee Bul: Crashing,was recently presented at Hayward Gallery, London (June 1 - August 19, 2018), and has travelled to Berlin, where it is currently on view at Martin Gropius-Bau (September 29, 2018- January 13, 2019). Her work is in numerous international public and private collections,including Los Angeles County Museum of Art; M+, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo;Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

李昢在 1964 年生於首爾,畢業於弘益大學 美術系、主修雕塑;現居首爾。從 1990 年代末,她以顛覆性的作品探討女性身體、 性慾和性別與科技的關係,成為亞洲領先 藝術家之一。她運用素描、雕塑、繪畫、 行為、裝置和錄像等多種媒介,探討人類 共同意識、歷史及神話傳說、科技化(反) 烏托邦等主題。李昢近期在倫敦 Hayward Gallery 舉辦了大型回顧展《Lee Bul: Crashing》(2018 年 6 月 1 日至 8 月 19 日), 現巡迴展出至柏林 Martin Gropius-Bau (2018 年 9 月 29 日至 2019 年 1 月 13 日)。 她的創作收藏於洛杉磯郡藝術博物館、紐 約古根漢姆博物館、沃克藝術中心、休士 頓美術館、墨爾本維多利亞國家美術館、 倫敦泰特現代美術館、香港 M+、東京森 美術館、首爾國家現當代藝術博物館以及 首爾市立北首爾美術館。

peter nelson
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Peter Nelson (b.1984) is a visual artist who works between painting, animation and digital media. Across these disciplines, he is engaged in a prolonged consideration of the history of landscape images, how they are remediated by technological shifts, and how these shifts absorb and reflect changes in our relationships with the physical environment. He has been working between Australia and East Asia for the past 10 years, and has undertaken residency projects with Taipei Artist Village, Organhaus Chongqing and Sydney Serial Space. He is currently undertaking a PhD with the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, researching the historical significance of computer game landscapes.

彼得·倪森(生於 1984 年)運用繪畫、動 畫及數位媒體多種媒介創作,探討風景影像的歷史,以及其如何被科技重塑和影響 我們與自然環境的關係。他在過去 10 年活躍於澳洲和東亞之間創作,曾在台北國際 藝術村、重慶器空間、北京紅門畫廊以及 悉Serial Space 參與駐留計畫。他亦曾 參與多個群展及個展,包括在香港漢雅軒、 K11 藝術空間、台北國立故宮博物院以及 重慶四川美術學院博物館展出。他目前在 香港城市大學創意媒體學院修讀博士學位, 研究電腦遊戲景觀的歷史意義。

By Yoko Ikeda

Toshio Shibata was born in 1949; he was originally trained in painting in Tokyo, but found an interest for photography in the late 1970s studying in Belgium. He has been exhibited internationally since 1971 and he was given a mid-career retrospective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2008. In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum mounted a solo exhibition of his work entitled Constructed Landscapes which featured 28 of his large scale prints. His work is found in major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Sprengel Museum, Hannover; and Centre national de la Photographie, Paris.

柴田敏雄生於 1949 年,先在東京修讀繪 畫,後於 1970 年代末在比利時讀書時發 掘對攝影的興趣。他在 1971 年開始於國 際展出,在 2008 年於東京都寫真美術館 舉辦回顧展;在 2013 年於美國馬薩諸塞州 皮博迪博物館舉辦個展,展出《再造風景 》(Constructed Landscape)系列中 28 幅大 型照片。作品收藏於世界各地的博物館, 包括紐約大都會博物館,休士頓美術博物 館、芝加哥當代藝術博物館、漢諾威史普 格爾博物館,以及巴黎法國國家攝影中心。

By Deborah Feingold

Born in Boston in 1969, Sarah Sze currently lives and works in New York. She received a BA from Yale University in Connecticut in 1991 and an MFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1997. She is a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. Sarah Sze's work attempts to navigate and model the ceaseless proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life. Incorporating elements of painting, architecture, and installation within her sculpture, Sze investigates the value we place on objects and explores how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit. Sze’s works are found in important private and public collections worldwide, including those of New York's Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and 21st Century Museum of Art in Kanazawa, Japan.

薩拉·斯茨在 1969 年生於波士頓,現居紐約。她 1991 年在耶魯大學獲得學士學位; 1997 年於紐約視覺藝術學院獲得藝術碩士學位;2003 年獲得麥克阿瑟獎。她的作品設法回應現今資訊物質泛濫的生活。斯茨的雕塑融合繪畫、建築及裝置元素,探討我們對物件的價值觀以及物件寄予時空的意義。她的創作收藏於紐約古根漢美術館、現代藝術博物館、新當代藝術博物館、惠特尼美洲藝術博物館、芝加哥當代藝術博物館、金沢 21 世紀美術館、明尼蘇達州明尼阿波利斯沃克藝術中心、波士頓美術館、亞特蘭大高等藝術博物館及洛杉磯當代藝術博物館。

trevor young
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Trevor Yeung was in 1988 in Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010, and currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Yeung’s practice uses botanic ecology, horticulture, photography and installations as metaphors that reference human relationships. Recent biennials and exhibitions Yeung has participated in include “Cruising Pavilion” at the 16th International Architecture Biennale (Venice, Italy, 2018), the 38th EVA International Biennale (Limerick, Ireland, 2018), the 4th Dhaka Art Summit (Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018),“CHINA 8 –Paradigms of Art: Installation and Object Art” (Osthaus Museum Hagen, Germany, 2015) and the 10th Shanghai Biennale (China, 2014).

楊沛鏗 1988 年生於中國廣東省,於 2010 年 畢業於香港浸會大學視覺藝術學院,現居香港。他採用植物生態、園藝、攝影和裝 置來隱喻人與人之間的關係。楊近期參加的雙年展和群展包括第 16 屆意大利威尼 斯國際建築雙年展的 “Cruising Pavilion” (2018)、第 38 屆愛爾蘭 EVA 國際雙年展 (2018)、第 4 屆孟加拉達卡藝術峰會(2018)、德國 Osthaus Museum Hagen 的 CHINA 8 項目“Paradigms of Art: Installation and Object Art”(2015)及 第 10 屆中國上海雙年展(2014)。

Programs 活動
Liminal Encounters: Artist Chat
Liminal Encounters: Artist Chat

Discussions and Lectures 座談會及講座

November 19, 2018: Liminal Encounters: Artist Chat
December 11, 2018: Disrupting Creativity: Defining Art in the AI Era

Family Activities 家庭活動

November 18, 2018: Family Scavenger Hunt and Exhibition Tours
December 2, 2018: Family Scavenger Hunt and Exhibition Tours


In the News 媒體
Liminal Encounters

Augmented reality exhibition takes virtual art outdoors in Hong KongSouth China Morning Post, November 10, 2018. 

科技引路 當代創作的數碼表達, 《頭條日報》,November 15, 2018. 

《別境》結合AR技術遊走真實與虛擬世界, 《文匯報》,November 17, 2018. 

《別境》結合AR: 給觀眾獨特感官體驗, 《香港仔》,November 20, 2018. 

Press Release 新聞稿


Installation views 展覽照片
Installation view of Liminal Encounters.
Installation view of Liminal Encounters.
Installation view of Liminal Encounters.
Installation view of Liminal Encounters.


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