An artist discussion at 4pm with Ant Ngai and hourly guided tours on the current group exhibition Chinese Surrealism from 11am – 3 pm
On the occasion of Southside Saturday, artist Ant Ngai Wing-lam will be in conversation with gallery director Daphne King about her creative process and the stories behind the works which were specially commissioned for this current exhibition Chinese Surrealism. Discussion will begin at 4pm. Ngai will also present a live demonstration of her artistic approach.
In addition we will be holding hourly guided tours on the current group exhibition from 11am -3 pm
About the Exhibition
This exhibition is a response to the French Surrealist exhibition: Mythologies & Beyond: Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou which is currently on show at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and is presented by Le French May Arts Festival this year.
The artists include Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai, Mok Yat-san, Charlotte Mui, Ant Ngai Wing-lam, Wu Shaoxiang and Zhang Xiaoli. Selected for their interest in Surrealist ideas and imagery such as, dreamscapes and the exploration of the unconscious mind. Using a contemporary Chinese lens, they portray surrealism with their individual technique and media. The surrealist artists they are taking inspiration from include Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Alberto Giacometti, Giorgio Chirico and Joan Miro.
About the Artist
Ant Ngai Wing-lam graduated with a BA from Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts in 2008. Her main medium is painting, and her work often depicts people with the head of a fish. These stories and characters are inspired by her own dreams and surroundings. Having grown up in Hong Kong, her paintings often take place in the landscape of the city.