MILL6 (Then the mills gallery) Inaugural Exhibition:
Leung Chi Wo Solo Exhibition –
'Tracing some places'
To mark the official launch of the pre-opening programme, MILL6 (Then 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 symbolises the 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.
Opening Reception & Performance
featuring a new composition by Kung Chi Shing
in collaboration with Mok Kwan Kit
2015.12.04 Friday 6.30 – 8.30pm
By invitation only
2016.01.09 Saturday 4 – 6pm
The Mills Gallery Pop-up Space
The Annex, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road C, Central, Hong Kong
2015.12.05 – 2016.01.09
Monday to Saturday 11am – 7pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays
About Leung Chi Wo
Leung Chi Wo (b. 1968, Hong Kong) graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1990. After taking part in a short photography study program in Italy and a museum internship in Belgium, he returned to Hong Kong and worked briefly in a television station before joining a publishing house as an editor. In 1995, he decided to further his graduate studies at the Chinese University. In 1996, he cofounded the Para/Site art space in Hong Kong. Having earned his MFA in 1997, he was granted a fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council to reside in New York from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he exhibited in Hong Kong’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Leung’s recent exhibitions include ‘Asia Triennial Manchester’, UK (2014), ‘China 8’ at NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany (2015), a solo exhibition at OCAT, Shenzhen, China (2015) and a solo exhibition at Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2015).
Leung Chi Wo’s reflective practice combines historical exploration with conceptual inquiry within a contemporary cityscape. Ranging from photography and video to text, performance and installation, he is concerned with the undetermined relationship between conception, perception and understanding, especially in relation to site and history within cultural/political frameworks.
Kung Chi Shing a world-acclaimed music composer, performer and educator, to create a new music and dance performance piece for our inaugural opening bringing together musicians and dancers in a piece to respond to Leung’s work.
Mok Kwan Kit award-winning costume and artistic director, to design costumes for the performers of the Music and Dance Performance in response to Leung and Kung’s pieces.
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