The result of Mur Nomade’s first open call for young curators, away, curated by Yip Kai Chun, will open this month
Operating as a curatorial office and gallery in Hong Kong, Mur Nomade launched an open call for young curators at the beginning of 2015. For the project, the company wanted to encourage artistic exchanges and was designed as a way of assisting and mentoring the winner who was chosen by a panel of independent judges. Yip Kai Chun was chosen to realise his exhibition, away, which encompasses a plethora or different mediums and artists.
On show will be a sound work by the curator himself, a video by artist Jolene Mok, an installation by sculptor Foon Sham and traditional paper crafts by Amanda Cheng of Soul House (paper art) Design Studio. All of the works deal with themes surrounding loss and healing and the constant search for meaning in life. They all link to a common thread of inexpressible feelings, either during the creative process or in there presentation and engagement with the audience.
Despite the somewhat heavy subject matter, in away Yip Kai Chun wants to surround the viewer with calm, well-composed images, offering a thought provoking exhibition through its quietude. He notes, “To me and perhaps many others, the feelings and emotions triggered by death are largely unspeakable,” but through this exhibition he hopes to lead the audience to a way forward.
Venue: Unit 1606, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Date: 11 July – 19 September, 2015
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm. Closed on public holidays.
For more information, visit http://murnomade.com/