Slow Art Tour Virtual Edition│續章慢遊 線上版
Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong │ 續章：香港當代藝術展
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. In this virtual edition of Slow Art Tour, audience are encourage to spend 5-10 minutes to look at the artwork closely and experience the work, and make discoveries.
How to participate?
Now you can engage in Slow Art Tour from home. A series of exhibition videos are available on ASHK social media. Each art work is captured with details and narrated by the docent.
Each video is accompanied by artwork photos, prompts and questions to get you thinking more deeply and critically about the work.
Samson Young 楊嘉輝
The World Falls Apart into Facts, 2019
- Before looking at the artwork, let’s play the song Molihua (Jasmine flower) in your head.
- Now listen to the Horse Togaku from the exhibition (video 3:41). This piece of music is composed by the artist and juxtaposed with lyrics from John Barrow’s version of Molihua. Can you resemble it with your version of Molihua?
現在，仔細聆聽展覽中的 《Horse Togaku》（影片 3:41）。這首音樂是由藝術家創作，並與約翰‧巴羅版本的茉莉花中的歌詞並列。跟你熟悉的《茉莉花》相似嗎？
- Kenny G’s influence on Hong Kong pop music and centuries-unchanged Japanese Togaku are the other two examples that the artist used to question the notions of cultural purity and authenticity. Can you think of other examples from our everyday life that are the result of cross-culture encounters?
藝術家利用 Kenny G 對香港流行音樂的影響，和從中國傳入日本，並保留下來唐代宮廷音樂，來質疑「文化正統」的真實性。你能從日常生活中找到其他跨文化相遇的例子嗎？
- In the center of the work, there is an upside-down Venus de Milo sculpture. The 3D printed model only reproduces the middle section of the sculpture. 在作品的中間位置，有一個倒轉，用3D打印技術製作的《米洛的维纳斯》（Venus de Milo）雕塑。模型僅複製雕塑的中間部分。
- Do you remember how does Venus de Milo looks like? Can you recognize it from this 3D printed model?
- Venus de Milo is one of the well-known sculptures in world history. Upon the first arrival of the statue to the Louvre Museum in the 19th century, the authorities acclaimed it as a Classical Grecian masterpiece. However, more evidence had been discovered to refute the official claims. Until now, visitors to the Louvre today see only a plaque that makes no mention of the sculptor.
- Can you relate the Venus de Milo and Molihua from their behind stories? Why did the authorities accept the inaccurate accounts for those works?
- In the cabinet, the artist has showcased the half-sized flute he has used in the performance. Do see the flute from the video? Can you hear the sound of the flute?
- As known that the artist purchased it from a souvenir shop. Can you think of the reasons for using the unusual instrument for performance?