“So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture” mixed media exhibition
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The exhibition “So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture” featuring the mix-media art work created by Mr Warren Leung Chi-wo, Hong Kong Artist and Assistant Professor of the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, will be held at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC) Gallery from 25 April until 17 May 2014 as part of CityU Cultural Festival to celebrate the University’s 30th anniversary.
The exhibition, titled after a 4 channel-video work commissioned for Marrakech Biennale 2012, brings together four recent installations: Sign (2008, Australia), Depot of Disappearance (2009, Austria), Sign Read (2011, Singapore) and So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture (2012, Morocco).
Given that each work was conceived either for an overseas exhibition or during an international residency, the effect of foreign languages, cultures and societies are key factors in the resultant work and their final interpretation. In each instance, due to the status of the artist as a visitor, he was able to view issues familiar to the local audience as unusual, or even alien, resulting in original and often poetic interpretations of the local culture and, in instances, their differences.
Born in Hong Kong in 1968, Mr Leung’s reflective practice combines historical exploration with conceptual inquiry within a contemporary urban landscape. Ranging from photography and video to text, performance and installation, the artist is concerned with the undetermined relationship between conception, perception and understanding in the process of making sense. Mr Leung was a co-founder of Para Site Art Space and represented Hong Kong in its first appearance in Venice Biennale in 2001.
The exhibition opening reception will be held on April 24 from 6 to 8pm with the launch of a new monograph of the same title published by ArtAsiaPacific.
“So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture” mixed media exhibition by Leung Chi Wo will be held from 12:00 noon to 7:00pm, starting 25 April until 17 May (closed on Sunday and public holidays) with free admission. All are welcome.
For more information of the exhibition, please visit http://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/news-events/events/mixed-media-exhibition-by-leung-chi-wo/
Media enquiries: Fion Ng, School of Creative Media (Tel: 3442 7659 or 9133 9599)