Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’

‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’, a solo exhibition by Lee Kai Chung, is the finale of the project The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament, which Lee conceived around the concept of ‘Transition’ for the WMA Commission grant (2018). It is preceded by ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ shown at WMA Space in 2019. The latest exhibition will be on view at WMA Space from November 12th to December 6th.

Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch

 

A highlight of the exhibition is the launch of I Could Not Recall How I Got Here, a work that encapsulates the blurring of geographical, temporal and individual boundaries in the artist’s project. Six narrators will read, in different languages, from the scripts of the six characters in the book—a young Japanese wife who visits her husband in Hong Kong, a Chinese grave keeper, a British intelligence officer, and the three characters who appear in the 30-minute video. 

WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced

The winner of this year’s WMA Masters and the recipient of the WMA Commission were announced on the 14 April, 2018 at the WMA opening ceremony. YIM Sui-fong’s The Unlocked Space won the the WMA Masters and received a cash prize of HK$250,000. LEE Kai-chung is the WMA Commission recipient. LEE will receive HK$250,000 grant that contribute towards the production of his proposal and a public event featuring the completed work, which will be given a place in the WMA Collection.

Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’

‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’, a solo exhibition by Lee Kai Chung, is the finale of the project The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament, which Lee conceived around the concept of ‘Transition’ for the WMA Commission grant (2018). It is preceded by ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ shown at WMA Space in 2019. The latest exhibition will be on view at WMA Space from November 12th to December 6th.


About Commission

The WMA Commission invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new research...

The WMA Commission invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new research based photography work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of LIGHT. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme LIGHT and to HONG KONG. A five-member Selection Panel will choose the WMA Commission recipient, who will be awarded a HKD 250,000 grant which will contribute towards production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work which will be entered into the WMA Collection.


Winner & Finalists

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LEE Kai-chung
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LEE Kai-chung
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LEE Kai-chung

Events

21NovSat, Nov 21, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-21
12NovThu, Nov 12 - Dec 06, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
27SepFri, Sep 27 - Oct 29, 2019Exhibition Period
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WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
21NovSat, Nov 21, 2020Exhibition Period
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Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-21
12NovThu, Nov 12 - Dec 06, 2020Exhibition Period
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
27SepFri, Sep 27 - Oct 29, 2019Exhibition Period
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WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27

News

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WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
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TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-12
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WMA Commission – TRANSITION Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 8 January 2018)
2017-10-12
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WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-12
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 8 January 2018)
2017-10-12
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced

Articles

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Archival Research as an Imaginarium where Past and Present Overlap: An Interview with Lee Kai Chung
Linus Kwok
2020-11-27
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Melancholy and Wishfulness in Historical Records: Lee Kai-chung’s solo exhibition I Could not Recall How I Got Here
Vivian TING @ Art Appraisal Club
2020-11-25
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Archival Research as an Imaginarium where Past and Present Overlap: An Interview with Lee Kai Chung
Linus Kwok
2020-11-27
Transition ‧ Commission
Melancholy and Wishfulness in Historical Records: Lee Kai-chung’s solo exhibition I Could not Recall How I Got Here
Vivian TING @ Art Appraisal Club
2020-11-25