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DIA130mm, Hong Kong

Something Old Something New
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VESSEL no VESSEL

by
Tetsuya Ishiyama

18 April – 3 May 2015 (Sat & Sun), 1– 6 pm

@
Unit Gallery, L5-23 JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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KUNG CHEE FAT CHOY!

Looking for something to do over the Chinese New Year holiday?

There is an exhibition of lion’s head made by the traditional craft of bamboo and paper work.  There is a rare chance to see works from the 50s up to the present day by renowned artisans.  Do stay for the documentary which offer an in depth knowledge about the lion dance.

THE LEGEND OF LION DANCE
Living Room Museum
Time Square
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ends 5th March, Open daily (10:00 -22:00)

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DIA90xH80(large) H60mm(small), Hong Kong

Happy valentine’s Day!

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DIA200mm, Hong Kong

While we are waiting for spring to get warmer, the cicadas are waiting for a hot summer night for 3 to as many as 17 years for some species.  On that specific night the cicadas nymphs will emerge from the ground, climb up a tree where they will molt, acquire a pair of wings, sing and find a partner.  After mating, the female cicadas will lay hundred of eggs, when they hatch, the young nymphs will dropped into the soil, live for years until that one hot summer night.

The Chinese believe that cicada is a symbol of immortality, the exuvia from molting drops to the ground and one night in summer they emerges again singing.

Something Old Something New
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10th Anniversary exhibition
In Conversations with 100 local artists

The exhibition showcases five series of artworks, four of the new series of artworks by the gallery artists Chris Lo, Alannala Lau, Kennis Chan and Jiwye To. One of the highlight collaborative art piece created by the 100 local artists, featuring an installation consisting of 100 small pieces, each measured by 25x25cm; this installation thus embodies an intimate connection among the participating artists and creates a visual dialogue where artists may interact with each other and gain new insidghts on local contemporary art.

YY9 Gallery
Unit 206, 2/F., Phase I, Chai Wan Industrial City, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Wed – Sat 1-7pm
ends 31 March 2015

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L400mm, Hong Kong

It’s a smiley,
have a good week!

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If you have an afternoon free on this coming wed, 4 Feb, do bring your kids to attend a traditional Chinese Puppetry show at the Academy for Performing Arts.

Puppetry Stories will perform 4 different type of puppetry; rod, string, glove, shadow in shows Eight-Commandment Pig Carry Wife on the Back, Daming Perfecture, and Monkey Subdues White-Skeleton Demon.

4 Feb 2015, 15:00
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheater
Academy of Performing Arts
Wanchai, Hong Kong

puppetrystories@gmail.com

stopperDIA100xH300mm, Hong Kong + Sumatra, Indonesia

Remember the guri guri potion stopper?  It has now completed with a jar!
The jar has been custom made for the stopper.

The figurine belonged to the datu (shaman) of the Batak tribe in Sumatra.  Magic guri guri potion would have been kept in the jar, which is the ingredient for magic performed by the datu.
The figurine consists of 2 humans riding on a singa, a mythological creature that is benevolent and powerful, it is described to be part human, part buffalo, part crocodile.

cardW110xH150mm, Hong Kong

Aside from all the symbolism that the umbrella has on Hong Kong recently, this is a paper cutout from the scene of the Opera Madam White Snake.  The story was set at the West Lake in Sung dynasty, one day in the rain the young gentleman Xu Xian (figure above) saw two pretty girl at the pier and offered the umbrella to them leading to the romance of the story.  Earlier on, Xu Xian rescued a white snake, it was moved and fell in love with Xu.  The white snake transformed herself into Bai (white) Su Zhen and together with her friend Qing Qing (green) appeared at the pier.  Under her magical spell, Xu fell in love with Bai.

Click to see an embroidery of the the same scene.