Exhibitions & Events



“Every Pandiculate” Daily

Time |
6pm-9pm
Location |
1/F, JC Contemporary
Price |
Free of charge

6pm-7pm
Pamela Leung: ‘Cut and Heal’

7pm-9pm
Yang Yeung: In search of the freedom of cultural expression in art: discussing the UNESCO “2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”

Pamela Leung: "Cut and Heal"

This is a process-based work in which Pamela cuts, tapes and hand stitches rice paper, looking into the acts of harming and pain followed by healing. This is the journey of the diaspora. After relocating, people may experience depression and cultural displacement, as well as the hope of finding a way to establish a new life. In this activity, Pamela will invite the audience to stitch with her together. Surrounded by an ambient soundtrack, this is a meditative and poetic interactive performance.

Yang Yeung: In search of the freedom of cultural expression in art: discussing the UNESCO “2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”

In June this year, Yang Yeung underwent training regarding the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. She finds the Convention offering tools and ideas that contribute to understanding what Tang has been encouraging in Every Pandiculate. For instance, discussions were held around “What could be a model platform for collaborative cultural policy/ making?” “How can citizens be stimulated to develop organizations and to collaborate among themselves?” “Economic and social rights for artists are crucial for the wellbeing of citizens and the stability of the arts. What measure would you propose to improve the status of the artist?” As a newby to the Convention, she hopes sharing her personal reflection on the training and the joy of learning with others from the Asia-Pacific region committed to cultural development would spark off more ideas for public action. Please note that this sharing is not a lecture or presentation about the Convention, but a discussion around topics highlighted in it. Participants please be prepared to engage with each other.

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Pamela Leung is a Sydney based multi-disciplinary artist. She graduated from the National Art School with a Master of Fine Arts in 2016. This year, Pamela won the Emerging Artist Prize of The 65th Blake Prize 2018.

After moving from Hong Kong to Sydney in the 1970s, she enjoys a dual identity that is in her own words "Westernised" but intrinsically tied to her Chinese cultural heritage. Pamela Leung’s artworks are often integral expressions of the migratory experience. It underpins relationships and customs, which are profoundly affected by displacement and diaspora. Leung uses found materials and everyday objects to epitomize the routines of daily life, while their functionality provides a symbolic reading for drawing, sculpture and installations.

Pamela has done two solo exhibitions in Hong Kong since 2016. She also has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. Her work, Sorry I No Understand is permanently held in Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Sydney) and works can also be found in private collections in Australia, UK, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Yeung Yang is an independent curator, writer and university lecturer, in which she has played the roles of identifying, curating, and researching on new programmes, sustaining existing ones, and the management, supervision, implementation and development of strategic plans. In recent years, she has been commissioned by artists and academics locally and in the US, Finland, Germany, Singapore and Australia, to contribute critical writings and reviews to exhibition catalogues, art anthologies, and academic discussions. She founded non-profit Soundpocket in 2008 to promote sound as art and its research and education in Hong Kong. (www.soundpocket.org.hk). She was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013. She currently teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.