(exhibition preview: click here)
As city dwellers, we are so used to the presence of light that we have become blind to the myriad forms that light can assume. …… The exhibition features 16 artists and artist groups from countries including China, the US, and Japan, showcasing a spectacular array of works of painting, video, sculpture, and installation. While some of the works are intended to interact with natural and artificial light sources, others attempt to reveal the functions and symbolic significance of the variety of ‘glow’ that one can observe in contemporary society. The exhibition seeks to arouse interest in light, reigniting the sparkles dimmed by the grinding daily life.
Not only is light a natural phenomenon, but it is also a product of scientific advancement. It is an abstract signifier devoid of profound meaning; it is undefined, blurred at the edges. However, being amorphous has also given it plasticity and endless possibilities. In this exhibition, commonplace materials such as glass, mirrors, and plastic are put together to reveal its ever-changing, multifarious characters. When light encounters these materials, its refraction creates iridescence, and its reflection produces many interesting visual phenomena. It also opens up an internal space that reifies thoughts in different intensities and shapes. Brimming with a diversity of imagery associated with light, the exhibition echoes the view that the exhibition space overlooks, which further engages viewers’ interest. From the vantage point of Glow Like That in Victoria Dockside, viewers can feast on the opulence of the gleam and glimmer of the city; the glistering waves of the harbour and the exhibition shine a light on each other, bolstering one another’s splendour.
Quoted from the official website: click here
Gathering place & time: G/F, K11 Atelier at 1:45 p.m.
Language: English guided tour
Quota: 30 (for HKUST staff members and students only)
Fee: HK$20 Deposit (refundable after the tour)
The deposit will be refunded to participants upon their completion. Participants will receive deposit refund from CFA staff.
A talk ‘The Art and Language of Lighting’: An introduction by ERCO will be held on 11 Apr in Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall for HKUST staff members and students. For details, please click here.
Reserve a place
- Submit the online registration form, please click HERE
- you will receive a notification email from Center for the Arts afterwards
Pay the deposit (within 2 days after submitting the online registration)
- present the notification email and pay the deposit at CFA office to confirm your place
Center for the Arts
Location: Rm 6401, Academic Building (via Lift no. 25 & 26)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, except public holidays
9:30am - 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
K11 ART FOUNDATION
Founded by Adrian Cheng in 2010, the K11 Art Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organisation that advances the development of the Chinese contemporary art movement. The Foundation has been providing the creative incubating platform to nurture artistic talents in Greater China and bringing them to the international stage and the broader audience. Apart from embarking on creative collaborations and cross-regional experimentations regionally and globally to showcase Chinese talents and their full potential, the Foundation also offer the space an platform through the residency programme to many young artists to create and present their works. Through research, initiatives and partnerships, as well as harnessing the passion and energy of the active participants, the K11 Art Foundation facilitates the public to enjoy a diverse array of programmes and exhibitions to cultivate the interests in and raise the collective appreciation of arts and culture.
ERCO is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting, using 100% LED technology. The company is headquartered in Lüdenscheid, Germany and its Asia Pacific and the Middle East headquarters based in Singapore. Founded in 1934, now operates as a global player with offices, subsidiaries, and partners in 55 countries worldwide.
From design, R&D through to production and assembly are handled in one roof by our specialist in Lüdenscheid, this enabling us to guarantee ultimate precision and quality of our lighting tools.
For more information please visit our website: http://www.erco.com/contact/sales-282?/en/
K11 Art Foundation
HKUST Center for Education Innovation and Center for the Arts