Past Exhibition

Hung Keung: Digital Media Art Installation

04 Nov - 27 Jan  |  2023 -2024
Hung Keung
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to announce the new exhibition Hung Keung: Digital Media Art Installation at our Aberdeen Gallery. The exhibition officially opens to the public starting from November 4th, marking Alisan’s first solo exhibition for the artist. Hung Keung, a renowned digital media installation artist from Hong Kong and grantee of Asian Cultural Council Award (2005), is known for his interactive installations that combine film, video, and digital new media with themes from Chinese classical philosophy, art, and literature. This exhibition showcases Hung’s latest works from three of his iconic creation, including two groups with flowers and Chinese characters as the main themes - the multi-channel video "Four Seasons: Extended Time Series" and the vibrant digital moving images "Grain Rain Series-Flower and Text". Among them, the "Heart Sutra Version" and "Golden Version" were specifically created by the artist for this exhibition.". The imagery depicts mist, flowers, charcoal, and rice paper transitioning from vibrancy to decay through ink variations. The dancing Chinese characters respond to these subtle changes, suggesting the relationship between the nature and the passage of time. V.1 of "Four Seasons” has been collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Anourthermore, the site-specific installation "Purifying and Integrating V.3" is an experiential video installation that designed by Hung Keung for our Aberdeen gallery. Hung captures the image of a seated Buddha ink painting using a high-speed digital camera, intertwining it with shadows, light, and technology to create a unique sense of space and ambiguity. This artwork is open to the public, allowing viewers to personally experience the fusion of technology and meditation. Still images gained the finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize, 2018.

Limited edition prints of flowers and ink paintings of Buddha are also exhibited. The entire exhibition is filled with a strong contrast of fast and slow, black and white, and vibrant colors, arousing viewers to reconsider the concept of moments.

Part of the artworks v.1 & 2 have been showcased in various significant exhibitions in Hong Kong and mainland, including: “Four Seasons V.2” at New Rhythm of Line: Contemporary Hong Kong Ink Art, curated by Prof Tang Hoi-Chiu, Hong Kong City Hall, 2022; Wild Imagination: Contemporary Ink Art in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau from 2000 to 2022, travelling exhibition curated by Prof Pi Daojian, Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 2022; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2020-2021; V.1 at Fluid Boundaries, curated by Wang Boqiao, Tencent Beijing headquarter, Beijing, 2020. “Purifying/Bodhisattva V.2” has been showcased at Drawing as the Core, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 2020; V.1 at Luminous Shadows, Ink Studio, Beijing, 2017-2018. The print works “Grain Rain“ were exhibited at Digital Art Fair, Asia Standard Tower, Hong Kong, 2022.

27 January 2024, Saturday
During the closing party, there will be a mindfulness meditation workshop with the artist Hung Keung.
Meditation Workshop: 2:00pm-2:30pm

Hung Keung, renowned digital media installation artist from Hong Kong, has been practicing mindfulness meditation for twelve years. In the closing event, Hung will share the methods of mindfulness meditation and guide participants to enter the world of "awareness" through the practices of "art viewing" and "contemplation”. Visitors can engage in meditation with the artist, and immerse in the poetic realm of purifying the mind and harmonising with nature, while personally experiencing the fusion of technology and mindfulness.

The workshop is limited to 6 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly RSVP
Please arrive 15 minutes early. It will be conducted in Chinese and English.
Exhibition runs until 27 January 2024
Public hours: Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Address: 2305, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong