From now till 30 September 2019 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT + 8:00), WMA invites both photographers and artists worldwide to respond to the theme “Light”. Entries for the WMA Masters award and proposals for the WMA Commission grant must relate to the theme and context of Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 MOBILITY. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme MOBILITY 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.