A very special exhibition by Ronn Jim, opening this Wednesday at Hong Kong University. Please join us. His work is amazing.
An amazing series of photographs of people with Down Syndrome by Frank Freeman. You must visit!
Arts & Dementia, another example of what a good match it is.
The Phillips Collection together with Iona's Wellness & Arts Center have set up a project to improve the lives of people with some form of memory loss.
Read more about it in the Washingtonian.
To know more about Iona's Wellness & Arts Centre, please visit their website.
More information about the Phillips Collection and the Creative aging exhibition, you can find here.
We met the people from Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) today and came across one of their amazing projects. Kid Photographer is a photography workshop in which kids took pictures of their life and environment in Sham Shui Po.
The book is still for sale. You can buy it by getting in contact with SoCO by clicking here.
The Centre on Behavioral Health together with the Tung Wah Groups of Hospital Lok Hong ICCMW are packing out with a very strong exhibition. It will showcase 20 art pieces created by an art therapy group in which they will give viewers a unique opportunity to glimpse into their lives living with mental illness.
The exhibition wants to highlight public misconceptions towards mental illness and advocate for more comprehensive policy change to raise mental health awareness.
The opening is on Monday 22 October, 7.00-9.00pm at Ma on Shan Plaza.
If you cannot make it, the exhibition will travel to following places
- 15-21 October: Olympian City, West Kowloon
- 22-25 October: Ma On Shan Plaza, Ma On Shan
- 26-31 October: Fortune Metropolis, Hung Hom
- 19 -25 November: APA, Wan Chai
For more information, please visit their Facebook page.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department/ Art Promotion Office are coming up with some great projects lately, here is another one.
Grandpa Grandma Memory Boxes is an exhibition of works created by a group of senior citizens suffering from visual disabilities, and some with early dementia, and six Hong Kong-based visual artists: Hazel Chiu, Lina Har, Evelyna Liang, Mak Siu-fung, Wong Wing-fung and Bellini Yu.
The exhibition will open tomorrow at the Visual Arts Centre and will move to i-dArt from 25 October onwards.
For more information, please click here.
In Switzerland they host a yearly International Festival of Humour. They are looking for drawings, murals and caricatures of the Bolivian socialist movement. Any images are welcome and will be displayed at an exhibition in Bern from 16 until 26 October 2012.
Anyone who can help get in contact through the website www.festinhumour.org. Please note the website is only in French or Spanish.
Yesterday we were invited to the opening of Louis Vuitton's pop-up shop to marvel over the latest Kusama creations, all dotted as expected.
The opening was a very well orchestrated event including a talk by Fumio Nanjo (from Mori Art Museum, Japan) at Sotheby's. Fumio has worked very closely with Kusama over the years and it was very refreshing to see how her mental well-being was not glossed over but addressed with the necessary sensitiveness and respect. The exhibition is actually a celebration of an obsession and to be frank these sort of things do not happen a lot so a very approving nod to Louis Vuitton for doing so.
After all was said and done there always remains this one -reoccuring- question. Amy Winehouse allegedly said that she wrote her best songs when she was at her worst.
What is the correlation between mental well-being and exceptional art?
If you want to know more about Kusama, have a look at one of our previous posts Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots.
If you want to know more about the Louis Vuitton's collection and their other pop-up shops around the world, have a look on www.louisvuittonkusama.com.
Our Nesbitt Centre Art Project is still touring Hong Kong.
We opened it last year at Li Hall, St John's Cathedral (have a look here) . Then it went to the Science Park. Now it will be shown at the British Council from 31 July until 20 August 2012 (9.00am-8.00pm).
The exhibition opening will be next Monday 30 July 2012, from 7.00-8.30pm. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 2813 4550.
Cross all Borders is opening its exhibition this Friday 13 July at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, showcasing new visual artists with disabilities. Another great event of Arts with the Disable Association.
More info here www.adahk.org.hk
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb