Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry | 影·亞洲

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Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia. Photo: Scott Brooks.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia. Photo: Scott Brooks.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Asia Society, the Hong Kong Center is proud to present Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry, the first exhibition in Hong Kong to feature the works of two most eminent master photographers – Brian Brake (1927 - 1988) and Steve McCurry (1950 - ). Asia Society was established by John D. Rockefeller III in 1956, a few years before New Zealand-born Brake became the only Western photographer allowed in the People’s Republic of China to document its 10th anniversary. His extensive body of work has inspired many spectators and next-generation journalists alike, including the internationally-acclaimed McCurry, who is best known for his iconic image of the Afghan refugee girl Sharbat Gula.

Picturing Asia: Double Take sheds light on Brake and McCurry’s common passion in capturing the many facets of Asia. In 1961, when an 11-year-old McCurry saw Brake’s celebrated photo essay of the Indian monsoon, a flame was kindled which eventually compelled him to document the same enigmatic climatic phenomenon twenty years later. Their monsoon photographs form a dialogue from which this exhibition starts. Showcasing over 90 works, the exhibition traces Brake and McCurry’s efforts in giving the West glimpses of the East – of China, Japan, India, and beyond. “Picturing” in the title proposes a double meaning – of taking a picture, and of imagining one.

Picturing Asia: Double Take is supported by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Te Papa gratefully acknowledges the gift of the Brian Brake Collection by Wai-man Lau.

The exhibition is curated by Ian Wedde, a New Zealand curator and art critic who was the Head of Art and Visual Culture at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, from 1994 to 2004. Ashley Nga-sai Wu and Kristy Kwan-yi Soo of Asia Society Hong Kong Center are the Assistant Curators.

為慶祝亞洲協會成立六十周年,亞洲協會香港中心將舉辦《影.亞洲》,首次於本港展出著名攝影大師布萊恩.布瑞克 (1927-1988) 及史蒂夫.麥凱瑞 (1950- ) 的作品。約翰洛克菲勒三世於1956年創辦亞洲協會,致力推動有關亞洲的跨文化交流。數年後布瑞克成為唯一獲准拍攝中華人民共和國成立十周年慶典的西方攝影記者。其作品觸動大眾、同業及後輩,當中包括了以一幀「阿富汗少女」蜚聲國際的麥凱瑞。

《影.亞洲》盡顯布瑞克及麥凱瑞對拍攝亞洲風貌的熱忱。1961年,布瑞克的「季風」系列攝影報導深深地打動了當年只有11歲的麥凱瑞。20年後,麥凱瑞更追隨著布瑞克的腳步,遠赴亞洲去記錄這個攝人的氣候現象。兩名攝影師的季風作品形成對話,為是次展覽掀開序幕。《影.亞洲》展出逾90幀作品,敘述了兩名攝影師為讓西方世界一睹亞洲風采而踏上的旅程。

《影.亞洲》 得到新西蘭國家博物館的鼎力支持;新西蘭國家博物館感激劉惠文先生捐贈布萊恩.布瑞克的收藏。

是次展覽由伊恩.韋德策展。伊恩・韋德是新西蘭策展人和藝術評論家,於1994年至2004年間出任新西蘭國家博物館藝術與視覺文化部主任。助理策展為亞洲協會香港中心胡雅茜蘇君懿

 


 

Gallery Guided Tours 展覽導賞團
Shun Tak Fraternal Association Lee Kam Primary School
Students from Shun Tak Fraternal Association Lee Kam Primary School visit our exhibition on December 15, 2016.

Saturday | 2:30pm (In English) | 3:30pm (In Cantonese)
Sunday | 2:30pm (In English) | 3:30pm (In Cantonese)
Last Thursday of each month | 7:00pm (In English)

Gallery tours are open to the public. No registration is required.  

逢星期六 | 下午2時半 (英語) | 下午3時半 (粵語)
逢星期日 | 下午2時半 (英語) | 下午3時半 (粵語)
每月最後一個星期四| 下午7時 (英語)

展覽導賞團歡迎公眾人士參加,毋須登記。

Programs 活動
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.

In conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry, Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosts a variety of related programming, including screenings, lectures, special workshops by leading photographers and educators.

Discussions and Lectures 座談會及講座

Unguarded Moments
Brian Brake: Lens on Asia
Picturing Hong Kong
Photographic Parallels: Early China and Contemporary Hong Kong
In Conversation with Raghu Rai

Workshops 工作坊

FotoFête
Visioning in the Dark
Intensive Photography Course
Family Workshop: Snappy Kids/ Snappy Grannies 親子工作坊: 攝出快樂
5 Day Magnum Photos Workshop with Raghu Rai
Magnum Workshop Participants' Photo Projection Evening

Film Screenings 電影放映

A Master of Light – The Life and Work of Brian Brake Photographer
Finding Vivian Maier
The Search For The Afghan Girl 尋找阿富汗少女

In the News 媒體
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia. Photo: Scott Brooks.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia. Photo: Scott Brooks.

通識導賞﹕兩位大師 兩種攝影視覺 對讀亞洲, 《明報》,September 11, 2016. 

Legendary Photographer Steve McCurry on His Career, Travels and InstagramHong Kong Tatler, September 21, 2016.

【展覽】東方與西方、傳統與現代 西方攝影師鏡頭下的香港,《香港01》, September 23, 2016. 

'Afghan Girl' photographer Steve McCurry on portraits that capture humanity, South China Morning Post, September 26, 2016.
 
話你知:海軍界石知多少?, 《文匯報》, October 10, 2016. 


Press Release 新聞稿

English
中文

Installation views 展覽照片
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.
Installation view of Double Take: Picturing Asia.

 

Catalogue 展覽圖錄
Picturing Asia Catalogue

This catalogue is published on the occasion of Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s exhibition, Picturing Asia: Double Take, The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve Mccurry, on display from September 10, 2016 to January 7, 2016.  Picturing Asia: Double Take sheds light on Brake and McCurry’s common passion in capturing the many facets of Asia. “Picturing” in the title proposes a double meaning – of taking a picture, and of imagining one. The fully illustrated book includes a catalogue of all exhibited artworks. It also includes essays from Ian Wedde (the guest curator), Athol Mccredie, Anthony Bannon, Jonathan Flaws, Evan Chan, Kristy Soo, and Ashley Nga-Sai Wu.

為配合於2016年9月10日至2017年1月7日舉辦的展覽“影。亞洲”,亞洲協會香港中心將出版“影。亞洲”同名展覽圖錄。本次展覽首次於本港展出著名攝影大師布萊恩·布瑞克(1927-1988)及史蒂夫·麥凱瑞(1950-)的作品。“影。亞洲”盡顯布瑞克及麥凱瑞對拍攝亞洲風貌的熱忱。展覽標題中的“影”一字帶有兩種含義,一為拍攝影像之意,二為想像的影像之意。本書收集了是次展覽中的所有展出作品,並輔以伊恩·韋德(客席策展人),安佛·麥卡迪,安東尼·班儂,喬納森·弗拉斯,陳耀成,蘇君懿及胡雅茜等撰寫的專題文章。 

Title: Picturing Asia: Double Take
ISBN: 978-988-12272-7-0
Number of pages: 187
Price: HK$252 (Non-Member), HK$224 (Member)
Publisher: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Art Direction and Design: Zero

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