In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 infection, the events on 20 Jul is postponed until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Stay tuned for the reschedule on Hong Kong Arts Centre website, Facebook, Instagram.
In collaboration with: Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base), Today Publications
Moderator : Ms Connie LAM
Conducted in Cantonese
No reservation is needed, first-come first-served.
The brand-new comics by renowned Hong Kong comics artist Chi-tak Li, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum in France—Moon of the Moon, set its background in the classical art museum of the Louvre and focuses on five decommissioned clones. They should have been dead, but two scientists clandestinely revived them, giving them new lives but spying on them in secret. The revived clones, however, severed all the connections. Did they achieve a form of self-consciousness? Is this experiment successful? Through a series of tracking and chasing, the revived clones and the two scientists finally met at the Louvre. Chi-tak Li has attempted to navigate the historic beauty of the Louvre in a fitting manner through this comic.
In the talk, comics artist Chi-tak Li will share his journey on participating in the recreation of BD Louvre project in person.
Remark : after the talk, a book signing session by Chi-tak Li will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the booth of Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau in Hong Kong Book Fair. Please purchase your Hong Kong Book Fair tickets to enter and participate if interested.
Chi-tak Li began his career in the comics industry in 1982. After working for a corporate comics publisher in Hong Kong for a month, he decided to start his own venture as a freelancer. Following on from the release of The Wisely series, he self-published Tong Men Shao Nian, a prominent title which rocketed him to fame in 1987. He has since developed a distinctive art style, creating his own visual world with eerily experimental works that broke genre rules.
Li’s transmedia creations transcend the boundary of comics and expand into movies, experimental theatres, literature, pop music and sculptures. His idiosyncratic style has attracted the attention and commissions from local and international brands. Li is also well-known to the international comics scene. His comics has been published in places like Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mainland China, France and Italy since the 90s.
In 2016, the Hong Kong Arts Centre had jointly curated Li’s solo exhibition with the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France as one of the Festival’s thematic exhibitions. His French comics The Beast, a collaborative project with the famous Belgian writer Jean Dufaux, was released at the same time. This solo exhibition had given birth to another international cooperation opportunity. Li was invited by the Louvre Museum to create a new comics Moon of the Moon. The French version was released in November 2019 in Europe and the Hong Kong Chinese version by the local publisher Today Publications in March 2020.
To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the organiser has implemented the following precautionary measures.
- Mandatory body temperature checks are implemented. Presenter reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons whose body temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius (as indicated by the temperature detector used by presenter) or to those who have significant respiratory infections into the venue.
- Participants are required to clean their hands with hand sanitiser before admission.
- Participants are required to wear their own mask inside the venue.
- To avoid people gathering, participants are required to follow the staff instructions during the conference, and maintain social distancing.
The presenter will review the situation and adjust the measures if necessary. We appreciate your understanding.
The presenter reserves the rights of final decision on the arrangement.