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. 

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

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.

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE – A POP-UP EXHIBITION ABOUT HONG KONG TRASH BY TRES ART COLLECTIV

TRES, the grant recipient for the WMA Commission 2015 upon the theme of “Waste”, will present a pop-up exhibition titled Here, There and Everywhere’ at the WMA Space from 25- 30 June 2019.

WMA Commission 2018/19 – Opportunity Recipient Announced

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 annual theme each year. This year the theme of the proposals had to contextually related to “Opportunity”. The panel selected Lo Lai Lai Natalie as this year’s WMA Commission recipient. Her project “The Days Before Silent Spring” explores opportunities in Hong Kong by looking at alternative lifestyles and sustainable development after the “Anti-XRL movement and protect Choi Yuen Village” movement.

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.

WMA Commission 2018/19 – Call for Proposals

The WMA Commission is now inviting 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 “Opportunity”. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme and to Hong Kong. A five-member selection panel will choose the WMA Commission Recipient, who will be awarded a HK$250,000 grant. The grant will contribute towards the production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work, which will be given a place in the WMA Collection.

Submission Period  1/6 – 21/9/2018

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

Identity ‧ Commission
Identity
Ducky TSE Chi-tak
Transition ‧ Commission
Transition
LEE Kai-chung
Opportunity ‧ Commission
Opportunity
Lo Lai Lai Natalie
Poverty ‧ Commission
Poverty
CHAN Wai Kwong
Poverty ‧ Commission
Poverty
CHAN Wai Kwong
Opportunity ‧ Commission
Opportunity
Lo Lai Lai Natalie
Air ‧ Commission
Air
LAU Ching Ping
Identity ‧ Commission
Identity
Ducky TSE Chi-tak
Air ‧ Commission
Air
LAU Ching Ping
Identity ‧ Commission
Identity
Ducky TSE Chi-tak

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
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
25JunTue, Jun 25 - 30, 2019Exhibition Period
Waste ‧ Commission
HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE – A POP-UP EXHIBITION ABOUT HONG KONG TRASH BY TRES ART COLLECTIVE
2019-06-25
1DecSat, Dec 01 - 20, 2018Exhibition Period
Mobility ‧ Commission
“We Are Like Air” A Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani
2018-12-01
28JanSun, Jan 28 - Feb 14, 2018Exhibition Period
Identity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission “Identity” – All That. Matters Solo Exhibition of Ducky Tse Chi-Tak – Part 1
2018-01-28
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
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION – LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-27
25JunTue, Jun 25 - 30, 2019Exhibition Period
Waste ‧ Commission
HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE – A POP-UP EXHIBITION ABOUT HONG KONG TRASH BY TRES ART COLLECTIVE
2019-06-25
1DecSat, Dec 01 - 20, 2018Exhibition Period
Mobility ‧ Commission
“We Are Like Air” A Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani
2018-12-01
28JanSun, Jan 28 - Feb 14, 2018Exhibition Period
Identity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission “Identity” – All That. Matters Solo Exhibition of Ducky Tse Chi-Tak – Part 1
2018-01-28

News

Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-19
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-06
Commission
Ten years, the forest and the trees?
2020-04-29
Light ‧ Commission
WMA Announces Light Cycle Recipient of Commission Grant
2020-01-14
Commission
LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-04
Commission
Here, There, Everywhere – A Pop-up Exhibition about Hong Kong Trash by TRES Art Collective
2019-06-20
Commission
WMA Commission – LIGHT Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 11 October 2019)
2019-05-31
Light ‧ MastersCommissionOpenStudent
WMA Introduces Theme of 2019/20 Cycle – Light
2019-04-25
Opportunity ‧ MastersCommissionStudent
Opportunity! WMA Annual Exhibition
2019-03-28
Opportunity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2018/19 – Opportunity Recipient Announced
2019-02-01
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – “We Are Like Air” Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani
2018-11-14
Opportunity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – OPPORTUNITY Deadline Extended to 21 September 2018
2018-09-06
Opportunity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – OPPORTUNITY Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 14 September 2018)
2018-05-31
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
Transition ‧ MastersCommissionFilm
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-12
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 8 January 2018)
2017-10-12
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient Announced
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – MOBILITY
Call for Proposals DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION December 2016
2016-10-15
Identity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission Award Recipient Announced
2016-04-14
Waste ‧ Commission
2014/15 WYNG Masters Award WINNER and Commission Recipient Announced – WASTE
2015-04-23
Poverty ‧ Commission
WYNG Masters Award WINNERS Announced – Poverty In The Midst of Plenty
2014-03-18
Opportunity ‧ MastersCommission
WMA CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND SUBMISSIONS
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
Commission
Lee Kai Chung ‘I Could Not Recall How I Got Here’ book launch
2020-11-19
Transition ‧ Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-12
Commission
Finale Showcase of Lee Kai Chung’s Commissioned Project Exploring ‘Transition’: ‘Once I Wake Up, My Body is Old’
2020-11-06
Commission
Ten years, the forest and the trees?
2020-04-29
Light ‧ Commission
WMA Announces Light Cycle Recipient of Commission Grant
2020-01-14
Commission
LEE Kai Chung Solo Exhibition ‘I could not recall how I got here’
2019-09-04
Commission
Here, There, Everywhere – A Pop-up Exhibition about Hong Kong Trash by TRES Art Collective
2019-06-20
Commission
WMA Commission – LIGHT Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 11 October 2019)
2019-05-31
Light ‧ MastersCommissionOpenStudent
WMA Introduces Theme of 2019/20 Cycle – Light
2019-04-25
Opportunity ‧ MastersCommissionStudent
Opportunity! WMA Annual Exhibition
2019-03-28
Opportunity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2018/19 – Opportunity Recipient Announced
2019-02-01
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – “We Are Like Air” Solo Exhibition of Xyza Cruz Bacani
2018-11-14
Opportunity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – OPPORTUNITY Deadline Extended to 21 September 2018
2018-09-06
Opportunity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – OPPORTUNITY Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 14 September 2018)
2018-05-31
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced
2018-04-15
Transition ‧ MastersCommissionFilm
TRANSITION – WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition ​
2018-03-12
Transition ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – TRANSITION Call for Proposals (DEADLINE: 8 January 2018)
2017-10-12
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient Announced
2017-04-13
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission – MOBILITY
Call for Proposals DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION December 2016
2016-10-15
Identity ‧ Commission
WMA Commission Award Recipient Announced
2016-04-14
Waste ‧ Commission
2014/15 WYNG Masters Award WINNER and Commission Recipient Announced – WASTE
2015-04-23
Poverty ‧ Commission
WYNG Masters Award WINNERS Announced – Poverty In The Midst of Plenty
2014-03-18
Opportunity ‧ MastersCommission
WMA CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND SUBMISSIONS
Transition ‧ MastersCommission
WMA Masters and Commission 2017/18 – TRANSITION Winners Announced

Articles

Transition ‧ Commission
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
Opportunity ‧ Commission
Ten years, the forest and the trees?
Lo Lai Lai Natalie
2020-04-10
Transition ‧ Commission
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
Opportunity ‧ Commission
Ten years, the forest and the trees?
Lo Lai Lai Natalie
2020-04-10

Video

Waste ‧ Commission
TRES Art Collective revisits Hong Kong
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient – Xyza Cruz Bacani
Waste ‧ Commission
TRES Art Collective revisits Hong Kong
Mobility ‧ Commission
WMA Commission 2016/17 Recipient – Xyza Cruz Bacani