Lee Kai Chung launches WMA Commission’s interim exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’

The ‘people’ from history have disappeared, but the traces they have left behind on the ‘things’ can feed the creative process, because they are the best evidence we have for the existence, speech, and behaviour of the ‘people’.  Through looking into various archives, artist LEE Kai-chung embarked upon a search of the history of 11 bronze statues that were seized by the Japanese Imperial Army from Central’s Statue Square as part of the ‘copper collection campaign’ as to satisfy the war-time material needs. In the painstaking process of restoring the statues, the theme of ‘transition’ in Hong Kong is explored through the inescapable predicament resulted during the creative process.

WMA Commission recipient, Lee Kai-chung put together the exhibition, ‘I could not recall how I got here’ under the WMA 2017/18 theme of ‘Transition’.  Through studying historical records and objects of Hong Kong during the last years of the WWII in this commission project The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament, Lee investigates the transition of meanings of a ‘memorial bronze statue’ brought about by the passing of time.  The interim showcase is presenting  a form of Hong Kong’s ‘transition’ with sculptures, photography, videos and installations.

Intellectual Property Rights Workshop Series

Starting in Spring 2019, WMA will present a series of workshops to discuss intellectual property issues relevant to the development, sharing, and co-creation of visual art works, and the use of archival materials.

WMA COMMISSION – ‘We Are Like Air’ – Book Sharing & Exhibition at Eslite Hong Kong

Co-organised by WE Press, the publisher of Xyza Cruz Bacani’s We Are Like Air, the exhibition of the same title is now showcasing at The eslite spectrum Tsim Sha Tsui Store, Hong Kong from 3 January to 17 February 2019 after its debut at the Hong Kong Arts Centre at the end of 2018.

Exhibition | 3/1(Thu)- 17/2(Thu)|Tsim Sha Tsui Store 3/F Art Book Section

Book Sharing | 13/1(Sun)15:00-16:00|Tsim Sha Tsui Store 3/F MINI FORUM

For more details, please visit https://meet.eslite.com/hk/tc/artshow/201812230001

WMA Commission – We Are Like Air, Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani

Filipina documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, recipient of the “Mobility” cycle of WMA Commission, will launch her solo exhibition We Are Like Air at the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 1- 20 December 2018, during which her first photo book of the same title will also be launched.

Lee Kai Chung launches WMA Commission’s interim exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’

The ‘people’ from history have disappeared, but the traces they have left behind on the ‘things’ can feed the creative process, because they are the best evidence we have for the existence, speech, and behaviour of the ‘people’.  Through looking into various archives, artist LEE Kai-chung embarked upon a search of the history of 11 bronze statues that were seized by the Japanese Imperial Army from Central’s Statue Square as part of the ‘copper collection campaign’ as to satisfy the war-time material needs. In the painstaking process of restoring the statues, the theme of ‘transition’ in Hong Kong is explored through the inescapable predicament resulted during the creative process.

WMA Commission recipient, Lee Kai-chung put together the exhibition, ‘I could not recall how I got here’ under the WMA 2017/18 theme of ‘Transition’.  Through studying historical records and objects of Hong Kong during the last years of the WWII in this commission project The Retrieval, Restoration and Predicament, Lee investigates the transition of meanings of a ‘memorial bronze statue’ brought about by the passing of time.  The interim showcase is presenting  a form of Hong Kong’s ‘transition’ with sculptures, photography, videos and installations.


Winner & Finalists

Mobility ‧ Open
不夜之城
King Wa Lam
Mobility ‧ Open
Mobile food stall
Tsz Yan Yeung
Mobility ‧ Commission
Mobility
Xyza Cruz BACANI
Mobility ‧ Open
蘋果動
Joseph Yim
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
The Other Shore
Wei Leng Tay
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
From Transit to New Lives
Billy H.C. Kwok
Mobility ‧ Open
The show must go on
Wong Yik Chung
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
Tsang’s Odyssey
Lee Wing Ki
Mobility ‧ Commission
Mobility
Xyza Cruz BACANI
Mobility ‧ Open
不夜之城
King Wa Lam

Events

27SepFri, Sep 27 - Oct 29, 2019Exhibition Period
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
1DecSat, Dec 01 - 20, 2018Exhibition Period
Mobility ‧ Commission
“We Are Like Air” A Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani
2018-12-01
14AprFri, Apr 14 - May 06, 2017Exhibition Period
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
2017 WMA Masters Exhibition
2017-04-14
27SepFri, Sep 27 - Oct 29, 2019Exhibition Period
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
1DecSat, Dec 01 - 20, 2018Exhibition Period
Mobility ‧ Commission
“We Are Like Air” A Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani
2018-12-01
14AprFri, Apr 14 - May 06, 2017Exhibition Period
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
2017 WMA Masters Exhibition
2017-04-14

News

Mobility ‧ Open
The WMA Open Announces Winning Entries for “Mobility”
2017-06-13
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 – MOBILITY Winners Announced
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient Announced
2017-04-13
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17—“Mobility” Exhibition of Finalists’ Works
2017-04-12
Mobility ‧ Open
WMA Open 2016/17 Finalists
2017-04-11
Mobility ‧ Open
WMA OPEN “MOBILITY” CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2017-03-01
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 – Mobility Announcement of Finalists
2016-12-12
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – MOBILITY
Call for Proposals DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION December 2016
2016-10-15
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 Call For Submissions: MOBILITY
2016-07-05
Mobility ‧ Open
The WMA Open Announces Winning Entries for “Mobility”
2017-06-13
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 – MOBILITY Winners Announced
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient Announced
2017-04-13
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17—“Mobility” Exhibition of Finalists’ Works
2017-04-12
Mobility ‧ Open
WMA Open 2016/17 Finalists
2017-04-11
Mobility ‧ Open
WMA OPEN “MOBILITY” CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2017-03-01
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 – Mobility Announcement of Finalists
2016-12-12
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – MOBILITY
Call for Proposals DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION December 2016
2016-10-15
MOBILITY ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 Call For Submissions: MOBILITY
2016-07-05

Articles

Mobility ‧ Masters
NO LONGER WITHIN THEIR REACH
Prof. Lui Tai Lok
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Masters
FROM IDENTITY TO MOBILITY
But Ho Ming
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Masters
SAME MOBILITY FOR EVERYONE?
Myra Tam
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Masters
NO LONGER WITHIN THEIR REACH
Prof. Lui Tai Lok
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Masters
FROM IDENTITY TO MOBILITY
But Ho Ming
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Masters
SAME MOBILITY FOR EVERYONE?
Myra Tam
2017-04-13

Video

Mobility ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 “Mobility” Opening Highlights
Mobility ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 Joint Winner – Weileng TAY
Mobility ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 “Mobility” Opening Highlights
Mobility ‧ Masters
WMA Masters 2016/17 Joint Winner – Weileng TAY