The Integrity of Being – Along The Edge Arts Festival 18th to 22nd April 2018

Shek Kip Mei Jockey Club Creative Centre | 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong

I visited an exhibition a friend helped organise recently. The exhibition was divided into few sections and the source of content was mainly based in Hong Kong. Besides, there was a section of artwork by a Singaporean artist.

Photography

The Unseen Others

I like one of the themes, “The Unseen Others”. It displays pictures of some minorities you can see in some poor areas in Hong Kong. Most pictures were presented in black and white. Each image was strongly constructing with the idea of “the Others” and presenting some interesting stories, which draws my attention.  As the colour contrast in those pictures was pretty strong, it was able to make the main character or object stands out.

Contemporary Art

Embrace – Loving in Darkness

The artworks were quite interesting and creative in term of the use of media. The Singaporean artist, Mr Ernest Seah used Chinese ink to create those abstract form of people and captured them to a digital form and tuned with colours, then printed them out to complete. Images are not presented in a clear form but we can easily interpret the actions in those images.

The concept

The artist wanted to present homosexuality in Singaporean society is immoral to be seen in public. Homosexual lovers can’t act like a normal couple such as holding hands, kissing or giving hugs to each other in public, in order to avoid judgmental stares. Therefore, the artist created a series of images about homosexual couples involving sexual acts, hugging or kissing. The media he used in creating the artworks are embracing unclear or cannot be seen.

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