Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

「六廠夏日共學—過嚟織嘢」夏季藝術節 2017 | 'MILL6 GET SET - Hey! Let’s WEAVE!' Summer Festival 2017


六廠夏季藝術節來了! 一個在荃灣舉辦的紡織、藝術和文化活動。我們邀請大家齊來親手編織作品,並探索香港紡織業的文化!所有活動免費對公眾開放,歡迎一家大細,手作及紡織愛好者參與!

* 所有活動均以廣東話進行。
**文化導賞團敬請於8月10日前登記留位。成功登記之參加者將收到電郵確認。

地點 : 香港荃灣海壩街55號福來邨 (Google 地圖)
查詢: enquiry@mill6.org.hk | +852 3979 2301


JOIN US at MILL6’s Summer Festival! A series of hands on textile, arts and heritage events located in Tsuen Wan, once the hub of our city industrial textile development. Come and create your own weaving inspired works and explore the making culture in Hong Kong’s textile industries!

Open to the public and free of charge, we welcome all families and kids, crafters, makers, textile enthusiasts and festival goers for a day of exploration in Fuk Loi Estate. JOIN US ON 19 AUG!
 

*All events are conducted in Cantonese.
**RSVP essential to Cultural Tours before 10 Aug. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.

Location: Fuk Loi Estate, 55 Hoi Pa Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (Google Maps)
Enquiries: enquiry@mill6.org.hk | +852 3979 2301


 

 

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Dec
3
11:00am11:00am

FALL PROGRAM: 'TECHSTYLE SERIES 1.0: ARIADNE’S THREAD' 1.2 DISCUSSION FORUM 六廠秋季項目:「新經緯系列1.0:亞莉雅德妮的線球 」

1.2 Discussion Forum 研討會

11:00AM: Opening Remarks 開幕演講
Angelika Li, Director, MILL6 Foundation
李安琪 (六廠基金會總監)

11:10AM: Keynote Speech 主題演講
Sputniko!, Artist; Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab
人工衛星子!(藝術家、麻省理工媒體實驗室助理教授)


12:00pm - 1:00pm Session 議題 1
Where are women’s voice in textile and technology?
女性在紡織與科技的聲音

Speakers
講者 
Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
葛儀文(香港紡織及成衣研發中心行政總裁)  
Janis Jefferies, Professor, Goldsmith, University of London
珍妮絲.謝菲斯(倫敦大學金匠學院教授)

Moderator/commentator
主持和評論
Ingrid Chu, Public Programmes Curator, Asia Art Archive
朱珮瑿(亞洲藝術文獻庫公共項目策展人)


2:00pm - 3:00pm Session 議題 2
Women, textile and technology in Hong Kong and China
女性、紡織與科技在香港和中國的發展與趨勢

Speakers
講者

Francesca Bray, Professor, The University of Edinburgh
白馥蘭 (愛丁堡大學社會人類學教授)
Wessie Ling, Reader in Fashion, Northumbria University
凌穎詩 (英國諾桑比亞大學設計學院服裝設計部教授)

Moderator/commentator
主持和評論

Edith Cheung, Textile Catalyst
張西美 (紡織研究及教育人士)


3:00pm - 4:00pm Session 議題 3
Technology and textile with responsibility
科技與紡織責任

Speakers
講者

Anne Marr, Textile Designer; Course Leader, BA Textile Design Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London; Deputy Director of the Textile Future Research Centre
安妮.馬爾 (紡織品設計師、倫敦藝術大學中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院紡織品設計系學士課程系主任、及其學院旗下的紡織未來研究中心副總監)
Reiko Sudo, Artist; Director of Nuno
須藤 玲子(藝術家、NUNO總監)

Moderator/commentator
主持和評論
Mizuki Takahashi, Senior Curator, MILL6 Foundation
高橋 瑞木 (六廠基金會高級策展人)


4:30pm - 5:30pm Session 議題 4
Toward a new horizon in textile exhibition
紡織展覽新領域

Speakers
講者
Pamela Parmal, Curator, David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
彭美拉.帕爾馬(波士頓美術館 David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts 策展人)
Liu Xiao, Curator, 2016 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art
劉瀟(2016年第二屆杭州纖維藝術三年展策展人)

Moderator/commentator
主持和評論
Kinor Jiang, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
姜綬祥 (香港理工大學副教授)


5:30pm - 6:00pm
Cross Talk 跨界分享和問答環節

All speakers and moderators are invited to the stage to exchange the comment and questions.
所有講者及主持和評論員將獲邀上台作出分享。


The discussion forum will be conducted in English. English-Cantonese simultaneous interpretation will be available. Free admission and seas are limited. Register before 30 November.
活動將以英語進行,輔以廣東話即時傳譯。免費入場,座位有限。請於十一月三十日前登記留位。

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Nov
18
to Dec 6

Fall Program: 'TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread' 六廠秋季項目:「新經緯系列1.0:亞莉雅德妮的線球 」

  • Exhibition Hall, 6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ‘TECHSTYLE Series’ is a unique multi-layered program consisting of exhibitions, discussion forums, broadcasts and archiving activities that intends to exchange knowledge, ideas and techniques regarding various issues surrounding textiles today.  

For our inaugural Fall Program, ‘TECHSTYLE Series’, we will spotlight the subject of women and technology. Historically, women have been significant producers and consumers in the textile industry. They have both been impacted by and stood for some of its most important innovations. 

‘TECHSTYLE’ aims to incorporate multiple voices concerning contemporary social inquiries into textiles. Leading international artists, academics, designers and critics are invited to share their knowledge in science, technology, history, sociology and art to shape the future of textiles with us. 

「新經緯系列」是一個集錄像藝術展、研討會、廣播及資料庫的獨特多媒介平台,專注於紡織文化相關的議題,從各種不同層面推動知識、意念和技術的交流和分享。

「新經緯系列」首個項目的焦點主題是女性與科技。自有歷史以來,婦女一直是紡織業的主要勞動力,同時也是一股強大的消費力;她們與科技的發展息息相關,共同締造紡織業的蛻變傳奇。

「新經緯」旨在聆聽當代社會對紡織文化的探問,開啟多元對話。我們誠意邀請不同世代的國際知名藝術家、學者、設計師和藝評家與我們分享他們在科學、科技、歷史、社會學和藝術領域的真知灼見,與我們攜手展望未來。

1.1

Video Art Exhibition
錄像藝術展


Opening Reception 開幕酒會 6:30-8:30pm
Opening Remarks 開幕致辭 7pm
Angelika Li, Director, MILL6 Foundation 六廠基金會總監李安琪
Sharing 分享 7:10-7:30pm
Cao Fei 曹斐 & Vvzela Kook 曲倩雯
Performance 表演 7:30pm
Tina Havelock Stevens a.k.a White Drummer 天娜.哈維洛克.史蒂芬斯(別號:白鼓手)

Exhibition 展覽
2016.11.19 – 12.06
Tuesday to Sunday 星期二至星期日 11:30am-7:30pm
Closed on Monday 星期一休息

Artists 藝術家
Dara Birnbaum 達拉.畢恩包
Cao Fei 曹斐
Tina Havelock Stevens 天娜.哈維洛克.史蒂芬斯
Vvzela Kook 曲倩雯
Rachel Maclean 麗素.麥蓮
Natacha Nisic 娜塔莎.尼希克
Sputniko! 人工衛星子!
Magdalen Wong 黃頌恩 
Ji Hye Yeom 廉智惠

Venue 場地
Exhibition Hall, 6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
香港上環文娛中心6樓展覽廳

Enquiries 查詢
enquiry@mill6.org.hk
+852 3979 2301 (9am-6pm)

 
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Aug
20
to Aug 21

六廠夏季活動:「六廠夏日共學-造一件衣服給自己」MILL6 Summer Program: ‘MILL6 WARM UP - Make a piece of clothing for yourself’


在那個紡織業蓬勃發展的時期,大工廠有其生產模式,山寨廠也有其靈活變通的生活技巧;而街頭巷尾的每一家,多多少少都總會懂得一些縫紉技巧。時勢使然,雖然時代不斷在變,但衣服都只是身外物。我們能做的,就是在當下的日常生活中,重新發掘那種讓我們感受到美好的可能性。

六廠希望透過從前紡織到成衣業積累下來的技術和故事,將這些資源帶到現今生活。「六廠夏日共學-造一件衣服給自己」是我們建構的第一個社區平台,透過一連串活動讓不同社群在這裏共同學習,與街坊交流,分享紡織故事,並透過創作去認識自己、了解我們的社區和實驗生活的可能性。

Back in the heyday of the textile industry, big factories ran their productions en masse while smaller cottage factories also found ways to survive by staying light on their feet; and more or less everyone in the neighborhood knew how to sew. Ages came and went, and clothes are now only considered possessions - perhaps a sign of our times. All we can do is to rediscover, through our day-to-day life, the beautiful era we once embraced.

With the plethora of techniques and stories inherited from our textile and garment industries, MILL6 hopes to channel such resources to the life we lead today. ‘MILL6 WARM UP – Make a piece of clothing for yourself’ is our first community platform which offers a series of programs for different groups to learn together,share stories of textile and garment, and the opportunity to create - as a way of discovering oneself and gaining insights into our community and experimental ways of living.


1. 青年製造
日期-2016.08.20- 21
時間-1:00pm - 6:00pm
地點-真的變身鳥(鱟地坊小販市場103 號舖)

《青年製造》由六廠與香港小童群益會合辦,計劃透過文化探索、時裝設計、化妝及形象設計等學習項目讓學員發展不同方面的興趣。是次《青年製造》七十名年青學員將分別參與兩部份工作坊── 視覺藝術及口述歷史,成果將於「真的變身鳥」排檔中展出。

1.1 青年製造- 視覺藝術
邀請藝術家王天仁於七月至八月期間舉行五節的工作坊。《青年製造》的年青學員將會與東華三院愛不同藝術的學員共同製作工藝品。

1.2 青年製造- 口述歷史
《青年製造》學員亦與荃灣區獨立車縫工作者進行訪問,收集各人的口述歷史。資深傳媒人鄭天儀為學員主持工作坊,教導他們採訪與寫作的技巧。

 

1. It’s Show Time
Date - 2016.08.20- 21
Time - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue - The Upcycling Bird (Unit 103, Hau Tei Square Hawker Bazaar)

Held in collaboration by MILL6 and The Boys‘ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, It’s Show Time is a program that encourages participants to explore their interests via cultural discovery, fashion design, makeup art and image design. 70 young students would take part in one of two workshops on visual arts and oral history, before showcasing their final works at our community stall “The Upcycling Bird”.

1.1 It’s Show Time- Visual Arts
We joined hands with the i-dArt, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals initiative to invite artist Wong Tin Yan to host a 5-session workshop from July to August. Students from It’s Show Time and i-dArt will work alongside Wong to create handicrafts.

1.2 It’s Show Time- Oral History
It’s Show Time students also interviewed independent sewing workers to gather their accounts of oral history. Veteran media practitioner Tinny Chang gave a workshop on interviewing and writing skills.


2. 社區實驗室
日期-2016.08.20-21
時間-1:00- 6:00pm
地點- 荃灣鱟地坊休憩處 

説起紡織,我們可能很快便會想到自己身上穿着的衫褲鞋襪,卻甚少想起紡織周邊的東西或聯想到紡織在生活上的可能性。「社區實驗室」邀請了一群升級再造的街坊組織和車衣姐姐:織織團、容姐和May姐,於六月到八月期間,在荃灣街頭舉行一系列紡織實驗計劃,透過舊物改裝探討生活的可能性。

2. Community Lab
Date - 2016.08.20- 21
Time - 1:00pm- 6:00pm
Venue - Hau Tei Square Sitting-out Area, Tsuen Wan

We often identify textiles with the clothes and socks and shoes we wear, but seldom beyond that – like things related to textiles, or how textiles can shape our lives. From June to August, the Community Lab invites Jik Jik Team, a neighborhood upcycling group, and seamstresses Aunt Yung and Aunt May to host a string of textile experimental initiatives at the streets of Tsuen Wan to explore possibilities in life through upcycling.


3. 草根2016 編織電影 
日期-2016.08.20
時間-4:30pm *5:15pm *6:00pm 場設映後討論 
地點-漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號) 

「草根電影2016:編織電影拍攝計劃」是由影意志與六廠合辦的一個社區藝術電影拍攝計劃,是次計劃我們邀請了獨立電影導演崔允信與盧鎮業作導師,與一班學員共同製作一部圍繞紡織與成衣工人的故事的草根電影。整個拍攝計劃於四月展開,並於八月「六廠夏日共學 造一件衣服給自己」活動中首映。

粵語對白,中英文字幕。座位有限,
敬請於八月十七日前電郵留座。
電郵:rsvp@mill6.org.hk(請註明活動名稱及場次)

3. Grassroots Filmmaking Project 2016
Date - 2016.08.20
Time - 4:30pm *5:15pm *6:00pm session with post-screening discussion
Venue - Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan) 

Grassroots Filmmaking Project 2016 is a community art filming program co-organized by Ying E Chi and MILL6. Independent filmmakers Vincent Chui and Lo Chun Yip were invited as mentors to work with a group of participants to produce a grassroots film based on the story of garments and garment workers. The initiative kicked off in April and will be premiered at the “MILL6 WARM UP – Make a piece of clothing for yourself” event in August.

In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. 
Seats are limited, RSVP by 17 August via email.
Email: rsvp@mill6.org.hk (Please specify event name and preferred timeslot)


4. 六廠紡織茶會
日期-2016.08.20
時間-3:00pm - 5:00pm
地點-漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)

那個紡織業蓬勃的時代,街頭巷尾的每家每都總會懂得一些縫紉的技巧,人們常常在深水埗、荃灣、西環等地方購買所需的紡織材料。時至今日,雖然紡織業在香港已逐漸式微,可是它除了為香港經濟發展付出重要的一環之外,還盛載着不少香港人的共同回憶。「六廠紡織茶會」集合了一班對紡織文化有認識的人士作為文化導賞員,透過口述歷史分享,帶領公眾回顧昔日紡織業蓬勃的年代。

活動將以廣東話進行。座位有限,敬請於八月十七日前電郵留座。
電郵:rsvp@mill6.org.hk(請註明活動名稱及場次)

4. MILL6 Textile Tea Gathering
Date - 2016.08.20
Time - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue- Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)

In the heyday of the textile industry, sewing was more or less a household skill everyone had, and people often bought materials they needed from places like Sham Shui Po, Tsuen Wan and Sai Wan. The trade is now on the wane in Hong Kong but apart from its economic contributions to the city, textiles represent an archive of collective memories for many of us. The MILL6 Textile Tea Gathering invited a group of textile know-hows to become cultural ambassadors, where they will revisit the industry’s glorious days with visitors by oral history sharing.

Event will be conducted in Cantonese. 
Seats are limited, RSVP by 17 August via email.
Email: rsvp@mill6.org.hk (Please specify event name)


5. 紙樣師傅示範
日期及時間-
2016.08.20 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2016.08.21  1:00pm - 2:00pm & 4:00pm - 5:00pm

地點-漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)

一件衣服由生物料到穿在身上,當中涉及很多步驟,而每一個步驟都同樣重要,缺一不可。然而,人們往往忽視了畫紙樣的師傅,他們是如何在一塊平面的布料上規劃出圖案,讓不同崗位的車衣工人拼湊成一件立體的衣服?這次我們邀請了兩位不同年代的紙樣師傅,於「六廠夏日共學」活動與街坊分享畫紙樣的技巧及作即場示範,從中令大家對他們的工作有更多的認識。    

5. Master Demonstration - Pattern Making
Date & Time

2016.08.20 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2016.08.21 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue - Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)

It takes a journey of many steps for raw materials to be transformed into a piece of garment, and each step is equally important and indispensable. People often ignore the role of a pattern-maker, who flat drafts the shapes of garment pieces before sewing workers combine to bring the clothing to life. We invited 2 pattern-makers from different eras to feature in the MILL6 WARM UP event where they will share and demonstrate their first-hand techniques, so residents can gain insights into their professionals.


6. 紡織故事 口述歷史分享 
日期-2016.08.20-21
時間-2:00pm - 3:00pm & 5:00pm - 6:00pm
地點-漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)

不少人身邊都會有些長輩、親人或朋友曾從事與紡織和成衣有關的行業,不時也聽聞香港輝煌一時的紡織製衣業大大小小的威水史。今次我們邀請不同部門、工種的師傅來分享當年的生活經歷,和當年工廠發生的愛情故事。    

6. Textile Stories – The Sharing of Oral History
Date - 2016.08.20-21
Time - 2:00pm- 3:00pm & 5:00pm- 6:00pm
Venue - Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)

Sometimes we would come across relatives and friends who used to work in textile or garment industries, and with them stories of the industry’s feel-good stories down the generations in Hong Kong. Masters from different departments and trades are invited to share anecdotes from the good old times, as well as romantic encounters knitted in the factory.
Event will be conducted in Cantonese.


7. 埋嚟睇埋嚟講
日期-2016.08.20- 21
時間-3:00pm - 4:00pm
地點-漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)

無須報名,即場爆肚!
廣邀街坊及曾經從事紡織製衣行業的朋友到場分享他們昔日的紡織故事。總之埋嚟講,更有機會得到由車衣姐姐親手縫製的紀念品一份。

7. Kaifong Tales
Date - 2016.08.20- 21
Time - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue - Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)

Pass it on - no registration needed!
Open call for residents (Kaifong) and friends who used to work in textile and garment industries to share their stories from the yesteryears. Come drop by – and stand to win a keepsake from the seamstresses!


8. 極速傳:衣車速度賽 
日期-2016.08.20
時間-4:00pm - 5:00pm
地點-漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)

名額:10
在「六廠夏日共學」活動舉行衣車速度賽,公開邀請街坊參加。比賽將會以淘汰形式進行,以最快速度完成指定項目者為優勝者。
先到先得,報名請請電郵至rsvp@mill6.org.hk。請註明活動名稱。

8. The Unstoppable Legend of Sewing Machines
Date - 2016.08.20
Time - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue - Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)

Quota: 10

An open call for contestants - a sewing race is about to take place during MILL6 WARM UP! An elimination format will be adopted, where the fastest sewer to complete the specific tasks will be crowned the champion.
First-come, first-served, please email to rsvp@mill6.org.hk. Please specify event name.
 


場地 -荃灣 
:漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)
:真的變身鳥(荃灣鱟地坊小販市集103-104號舖)
:鱟地坊休憩處

活動資訊站:漢都餐廳(荃灣鱟地坊62號)

Venue – Tsuen Wan
: Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)
: The Upcycling Bird (Unit 103-104, Hau Tei Square Hawker Bazaar, Tsuen Wan) 
: Hau Tei Square Sitting-out Area

Meeting Point:  Hon Do Restaurant (62 Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan)


所有活動以廣東話進行。
All events will be conducted in Cantonese.

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Jun
26
2:30pm 2:30pm

Heritage Program - Public Forum ‘Archiving The Mills through the lens’

This is an artist-initiated project that captures the transition and memories of The Mills during the heritage conservation project commenced in 2015. With each of their artistic practice and approach, six photographers, anothermountainman, Kitty Chou, South Ho, Law Yuk Mui, So Hing Keung and Tse Ming Chong, from Hong Kong have produced images of various aesthetics and stories around the engrained legacy at MILL6’s future home, The Mills in Tsuen Wan. Their works have contributed to our continuous research, study and archive of MILL6.

As part of our Heritage Program, the public forum will also showcase some precious photographic documentations of The Mills during its active years of textile production. MILL6 values this chance to share with you a lesser known aspect of The Mills.

Artists/ Speakers
anothermountainman
Kitty Chou
South Ho
Law Yuk Mui
So Hing Keung
Tse Ming Chong

Moderator
Angelika Li, Director, MILL6

The event will be conducted in Cantonese. Seating is limited. RSVP is essential.

RSVP
rsvp@mill6.org.hk

Enquiries
enquiry@mill6.org.hk
+852 3979 2301 (weekdays 9am-6pm)

Venue
Campfire, 4/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

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Mar
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

‘Social Fabric: New Work by Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi’ - Public Talk

For the second exhibition of MILL6, two young artists, Berlin-based Mariana Hahn, who last year took up MILL’s artist residency in Hong Kong, and Kwan Sheung Chi, who was born here, have specially created new works. These both confront specific elements within the art, culture, and political ecology of the region. Yet, this is not an exhibition that reflects only the myths and realities of Hong Kong: the rumbustious story of its colonial past, as well as the wavering uncertainty of its uber-materialist present, also resonate strongly in experience elsewhere. In different ways, both Hahn and Kwan pick up on this in their work and, in spite of obvious differences in their education and upbringing, their work has certain parallels.

Knowing Hong Kong intimately, Kwan has approached his subject slowly and cautiously. Analyzing it like an apothecary, he has distilled from its fabric a laconic essence. Who knows if this may have curative powers? But its scent lingers hauntingly in the memory.
Coming from afar, Hahn’s imagination has fired on an operatic scale. Building on her knowledge of the silk weaving women of Guangdong and the surviving fishermen of Lantau Island, she has teased out the threads of her experience to weave them into networks of mythic connection. As a result she represents a world that, while many may suspect that it exists, very few will actually have experienced.

David Elliott, Curator

Public Event: Conversation with David Elliott, Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi
The event will be conducted in English. Limited seating. RSVP is essential.

2016.03.26 Saturday
3 – 4pm

Exhibition
2016.03.22 – 2016.04.21
Monday to Saturday 11am – 7pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays except 03.25 - 03.28

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enquiry@mill6.org.hk
+852 3979 2474 (weekdays 9am-6pm)

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Mar
23
11:00am11:00am

Art Basel VIP Brunch Conversation

Dialogue between Berlin-based artist Mariana Hahn and Hong Kong artist Kwan Sheung Chi, together with internationally renowned curator David Elliott. The conversation centers around ‘Social Fabric: New Work by Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi’, focusing on the creative processes in textile art.

Yum Cha
2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road C, Central, Hong Kong

(By invitation only)

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Mar
22
to Apr 21

‘Social Fabric: New Work by Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi’

Exhibition
Monday to Saturday 11am – 7pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays except 03.25 - 03.28

This exhibition presents new work by two young artists who in their very different ways have responded to the history, culture and current social fabric of Hong Kong. 

Mariana Hahn (born Germany, 1985) has, in her previous performances and installations, engaged with both archetypical and local legends by weaving a common female mythology between them that enters into dialogue with the present. Her work shown here is the result of a residency last year in which she began to research the Zishunü(自梳女), the so-called 'self-wedded woman' silk workers of the Pearl River delta, who chose to retain their independence by refusing to marry. Some had fled to Hong Kong in the 1940s, and two were rumoured to still live on Lantau. Hahn went there to see what traces she could find, happening also to meet one of the last of the old ‘Tanka’(蜑家) Boat Dwellers who fish from the island. Her work - objects, drawings and videos - brings together the stories and crafts of these people with a current state of amnesia and carelessness.  They are forbidden to work beyond the threatening pylons of the Hong Kong-Macau Bridge and the waters surrounding Lantau have become so polluted that fishermen are no longer able to catch enough fish. Crafts, memories and human values are irrevocably lost in a mindless march of progress.

Kwan Sheung Chi (born Hong Kong 1980), an artist who confesses to ‘taking pleasure in thwarting people expectations,’ has over the past twelve years become established as one of the leading conceptual artists in Hong Kong. His varied and prolific work takes little for granted in that it questions not only the social and aesthetic ‘use’ of art in general, but also its relevance to and position in the local culture of materialism. With deadpan irony verging on absurdity, that punctures any pretension towards ‘great art,’ he struggles to devise work that is ‘necessary’ in the sense that it adds positively to common experience by providing clear and truthful perspectives. Other than a typically sardonic view of the vicissitudes of daily life, covered extensively in such performances as Everything Goes Wrong for the Poor Couple (2010), a five day closed event with live relay by video, he has also focussed on the question of Hong Kong’s culture, identity and future, as in A Flag-Raising-Lowering Ceremony on my Home’s Drying Rack (2007), a work that coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Handover. The large installation and other works he has made for this exhibition topic deal with the same subject, but within in the fluid and uncertain context of Hong Kong today.

David Elliott, Curator

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Mar
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Stored Story | Body Archive - Panel Discussion on Residence Research of Mariana Hahn

   Mariana Hahn, end by a fragile conductive line, Newspaper, 2016, 19.1 x 29.7 cm

 
 Mariana Hahn, end by a fragile conductive line, Newspaper, 2016, 19.1 x 29.7 cm

'Every manifestation of a force in any form whatever is to be regarded as its speech... everything in the universe speaks... if speech is strength, that is because it creates a bond of coming and going which generates movement and rhythm and therefore life and action. This movement to and fro is symbolized by the weavers feet going up and down... (the symbolism of the loom is entirely based on creative speech in action)'. - A Hampâté Bâ

Words:
thread, body, archive, extinction, dance, voice, hands, mouth, cloth, ocean, cell, story, belly, ash, sister, myth, life, shit, hunger, nummulite, stitches, water, spirit, lo teng, fish, death, styx, waste, land, waves, blood, fate, foreign, place, hyperobject, eocene, greek, taste, sperm…

Panelists
Mariana Hahn, Artist in Residence, MILL6
Edith Cheung, Textile Enthusiast and Educator
Prof Laurent Gutierrez, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Denise Tang, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong

Moderator
Angelika Li, Director, MILL6

The event will be conducted in English. Limited seating. RSVP is essential.

RSVP/ Enquiries
enquiry@mill6.org.hk
+852 3979 2474

Mariana Hahn is the first overseas artist to join MILL6’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Born in Schwäbisch-Hall and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany, Mariana Hahn's art practice focuses on the medium of silk, a delicate material with a substantial heritage from ancient China. With access to Hong Kong’s art and textile communities, resources and experts, Hahn examines the material transformation and the manifold meanings of silk across time and civilizations.
 

Edith Cheung juggles her time between commercial and self-initiated projects. She takes interest in all textile-related matters, ancient and modern, east and west. A fashion designer by profession, Edith combines her knowledge in the industry with her own discovered niche interests, providing unique designs and solutions for clients. She reinvents herself constantly: starting from a fashion career in New York, then a decade of work in film costume, then to arts and craft research, textile art therapy work, and writing on textile subjects.


Prof Laurent Gutierrez is an Associate Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he leads the Environment and Interior Design discipline and the Master of Design (Design Strategies) as well as Innovation Design Management (IDM/MBA). He is also the co-director of Urban Environments Lab. He is currently doing a PhD on the “Processes of Modernization and Urbanization in China focusing on the Pearl River Delta region”. His research areas include Strategic Planning, Urban Environment, Relationship between Design, Art and Politics in Asia.

Dr Denise Tang received her M.A. in educational studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include queer pedagogy, lesbian spaces in Hong Kong, gender and sexualities, new media and visual cultures. She is the author of Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life (Hong Kong University Press, 2011). 


Angelika Li holds a BA (Hons) in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Reading in the UK and an MA in Cultural Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Appointed as the first gallery director of Sotheby’s Gallery in Asia, she currently serves on the Art Advisory Panel of the MTR Corporation and is now director of MILL6 Foundation, a new non-profit arts and cultural institution with a focus on textile arts to foster independent creative practice, to encourage multi-cultural dialogue, and to explore new meanings of textile.

 

In partnership with the Master of Social Sciences in Media, Culture and Creative Cities Programme

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Jan
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Leung Chi Wo: Tracing some places - Artist Talk

To mark the official launch of the pre-opening programme, The Mills Gallery has commissioned celebrated Hong Kong artist Leung Chi Wo for a solo show titled‘Tracing some places’.Central to the show is the artist’s new mixed-media installation of a moving sewing machine, where the motion of sewing symbolisesthe importance of the textile industry, both as a historical pillar of Hong Kong’s development and a crucial foundation of the artist’s childhood memories, whereby his parents thrived as part of the workforce for decades. The exhibition will also include new and earlier prints, photographs, videos and multi-media sculptures dating back to 1996, showcasing the breadth of the artist’s creative oeuvre. 

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Dec
5
to Jan 9

The Mills Gallery Inaugural Exhibition | Leung Chi Wo : Tracing some places

Exhibition
Monday to Saturday 11am – 7pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays

To mark the official launch of the pre-opening programme, The Mills Gallery has commissioned celebrated Hong Kong artist Leung Chi Wo for a solo show titled‘Tracing some places’.Central to the show is the artist’s new mixed-media installation of a moving sewing machine, where the motion of sewing symbolisesthe importance of the textile industry, both as a historical pillar of Hong Kong’s development and a crucial foundation of the artist’s childhood memories, whereby his parents thrived as part of the workforce for decades. The exhibition will also include new and earlier prints, photographs, videos and multi-media sculptures dating back to 1996, showcasing the breadth of the artist’s creative oeuvre.

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Dec
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Mills Gallery Inaugural Exhibition Opening | Dec 4 | Leung Chi Wo : Tracing some places

Opening Reception & Performance
featuring a new composition by Kung Chi Shing
in collaboration with Mok Kwan Kit
By invitation only

RSVP/ Enquiries
gallery@themills.com.hk

To mark the official launch of the pre-opening programme, The Mills Gallery has commissioned celebrated Hong Kong artist Leung Chi Wo for a solo show titled‘Tracing some places’.Central to the show is the artist’s new mixed-media installation of a moving sewing machine, where the motion of sewing symbolisesthe importance of the textile industry, both as a historical pillar of Hong Kong’s development and a crucial foundation of the artist’s childhood memories, whereby his parents thrived as part of the workforce for decades. The exhibition will also include new and earlier prints, photographs, videos and multi-media sculptures dating back to 1996, showcasing the breadth of the artist’s creative oeuvre.

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