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Conforming to Vicinity – A Cross-Strait Four-Region Artistic Exchange Project 2014
University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG)
15 Nov - 01 Feb 2015
Opening Reception : 14 Nov 2014, 18:00 - 19:30
Conforming to Vicinity – A Cross-Strait Four-Region Artistic Exchange Project 2014

“Conforming to Vicinity – A Cross-Strait Four-Region Artistic Exchange Project 2014” showcases the latest artworks by thirteen artists from Hong Kong, Mainland, Macao and Taiwan. The exhibition will be held from November 15, 2014 to February 1, 2015 at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), the University of Hong Kong.

The “Conforming to Vicinity” project is curated by the chief curator, Feng Bo-yi, and the curators of the four regions, Sarah Ng Sau-wah (Hong Kong), Noah Ng Fong-chao (Macao), Hsu Woan-jen (Taiwan) and Gou Xian-xu (Mainland) and is participated by thirteen artists. The exhibits feature a wide range of art medium with twelve sets of installation/video arts, paintings and photographs by artists from the cross-strait four-regions: Otto Li Tin-lun, Keith Lam and Hung Keungfrom Hong Kong; Carol Kwok, Bonnie Leong, Kitty Leung and Eric Fok from Macao; Lee Ken-tsai, Kuo Hui-chan and Zhao Liu from Taiwan; and Ma Yong-feng, Zhang Wen-chao and Chen Wei from the mainland.

This year's creative display shows artworks that change and develop from exhibition places to places by conforming to and confronting each local environment. It is a new kind of exhibition to understand and display the exchange relationship among the cross-strait four regions. In other words, in addition to artistic exchange, the artworks will not only showcase the artists’ understanding and recognition of the four regions but display the artists’ adjustments and conflicts of different current social structures, cultural habitats and their comprehension of the local circumstances. This traveling exhibition began in Macao in March and moved to Pingtung in Taiwan in May and Shenzhen in Mainland China in July, before concluding in Hong Kong, while the exhibits in Hong Kong will be displayed as the most “complete” form. Please refer to the document “Captions” for the photos taken from the previous touring locations.

To tie in with the exhibition, an academic symposium entitled “Conforming and Confronting: Arts Around the Cross-Strait Four-Regions”, will be held tomorrow (November 15, Saturday) for specialists, art historians and artists from the four regions to share their expertise and inside knowledge of contemporary art with all participants. In order to educate the public and to enforce their understanding and knowledge of contemporary art, the project also includes a series of "Creating Art with Artists" workshops that run from 11 November to the end of the exhibition in early 2015.

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