Jointly presented: The Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jointly organised: Oi! and Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Oi! is located in North Point, which is home to many immigrants from Fujian and is therefore known as "Little Fujian". The Hokkien term kóo-tsá (meaning "archaic") is used to describe something that gives a feeling of history and nostalgia, highlighting the archaic flavour that permeates the "Archaic Curator Series". The first exhibition of this series is "Seon1: Cultural Symbols of Chinese Landscape Painting", co-organised with the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and guest-curated by Dr Phil Chan, Associate Curator of Painting and Calligraphy at the Art Museum. Six artists were invited — Wong Hau-kwei, Ou Da-wei, Raymond Fung Wing-kee, Hung Hoi, Hung Fai and Yau Wing-fung — to reinterpret the collections from the Art Museum by learning from the works of their predecessors. The exhibition aims to show how contemporary artists draw on the legacies of traditional Chinese art and culture to develop their own unique style.
This exhibition is held in conjunction with the exhibition at the Art Museum, CUHK, "Majestic Vistas: Selected Landscape Painting from the Collection of the Art Museum, CUHK", showcasing more than 40 landscape paintings from the Yuan to the Modern period, offering visitors a "travel" experience, in which they can take inspiration from the beauty of both nature and brushwork.
Artists: Wong Hau-kwei, Ou Da-wei, Raymond Fung Wing-kee, Hung Hoi, Hung Fai and Yau Wing-fung
Date: 9.12.2022 — 5.2.2023
Venue: Oi! Glassie