Setouchi Triennale 2022 Fukutake House - Asia Art Platform 'Communal Spirits': Hong Kong Colours in Shodoshima: A Ceramics Showcase
Sponsor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region（協力：香港特別行政区政府 駐東京経済貿易代表部 ）
Artists: Teachers and alumni of Hong Kong Art School
Curator: Fiona Wong Lai Ching and HKAC team
‘Hong Kong Colours’ is an ongoing project that aims to rediscover the land we live in. Clay collected from different locations in Hong Kong has various colours and forms a spectrum of colours of Hong Kong.
From local clay to local production, sourcing locally is not only about the choice of materials, but also about the process that how a person discovers and understands a place and live together with it. The project seeks to revisit the relationships among memories, community and the culture of the locality.
This particular time gives us a chance to search within, explore the healing powers of arts and embrace the interconnected moments.
With the support from the Fukutake House team, we are grateful to have a Shodoshima version to present on-site. Local production in each place has its preciousness. As we trace back the origin of materials, we also open up new avenues.
For more details, please visit https://benesse-artsite.jp/art/aap2022.html (Only Japanese available.)
About the Artists
The artist group consists of 45 current and former teachers and alumni of the Hong Kong Art School. Most of them come from all walks of life and later transform themselves into practising artists through studying art with majors in ceramics, sculpture, painting and photography. The local clay was collected from various locations and was painted on fabrics with stories about the artists' affections towards the city, creating a collage of colours of Hong Kong.
About the Curator
The project initiator and curator Fiona Wong Lai Ching is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School. She was an invited artist to the Echigo Tsumari Triennale in 2015. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Arts and Culture Award from the Home Affairs Bureau and was named Hong Kong Arts Development Award Artist of the Year. Her work ‘Blue Wings’ was collected by the British Museum in 2018.
Since 1977, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all. The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established for more than four decades, the HKAC endeavours to bring arts to the people of Hong Kong – by presenting programmes for visual arts, performing arts, moving images and media arts, comics and animation. Our other areas also cover arts education, conferences, festivals, public art and community projects. All with the vision and mission of engaging and inspiring creativity in the Hong Kong community. In 2000, HKAC founded its education arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). The HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners, as well as short enrichment courses for the general public. The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts – as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron. In 2023, the HKAC will celebrate its 45th anniversary. Let’s continue to embrace ‘Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All’, and share the inspiration.
Official website: www.hkac.org.hk