When you think of a garden, what do you think of? Flowers? Insects? Green grass that runs for miles ahead?
In the latest K11 Art Foundation supporting group exhibition entitled The Garden, curator Enoch Cheng has arranged an artistic garden that not only “display, cultivate, study and enjoy” the beauty of nature, but also replace flowers with other multi-sensory representations. Featuring new and commissioned pieces by Hong Kong-based artists including Shane Aspegren, Enoch Cheng, Cheuk Wing Nam, Vvzela Kook, Andrew Luk, Samuel Adam Swope, Neïl Beloufa, Cai Kai and Ian Cheng; the glasshouse-like exhibition includes sound, video, performance as well as sculpture pieces.
Apart from re-imagining “the essence of natural life, such as air currents, temperature changes, and our physical sensations”, it also celebrates motion and new art-making techniques. For example, Samuel Adam Swope uses ‘aerial art’ to create unique images of paper maple seeds as it changes along with wind and light; Andrew Luk takes found objects such as post-typhoon debris to create a uniquely detailed environment; and Enoch Cheng choreographs an actor who shifts between acting as a security guard, a gardener and an organism at the site.
2nd September – 13th October 2017
10:00 – 18:00 daily
chi art space, 663 Clear Water Bay Road, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong