So Many Quiet Walks to Take | A Solo Exhibition by Lee Kai Chung 李繼忠個人展覽

[FP members’ solo series 據點成員作品發表系列]

So Many Quiet Walks to Take

A Solo Exhibition by Lee Kai Chung

展覽日期: 三月十二日 (星期六) 至 三月二十九日 (星期二)
開幕日期: 三月十二日 (星期六) 中午四時至六時正
開放時間: 星期二至日 中午十二時正 至 晚上八時正 (星期一休息)
藝術家分享會:三月二十六日(星期六)  下午四時正

Exhibition Period: 12.03.2016 (Sat) – 29.03.2016 (Tue)
Opening reception: 12.03.2016 (Sat) 4pm – 6pm
Opening hours: 12nn – 8pm (Tue – Sun) (Closed on Mon.)
Artist Sharing Session -26.03.2016 (Sat) 4pm

Other times by Appointment




So Many Quiet Walks to Take 是李氏下一個企劃的序曲;當創作是不斷擴大檔案存庫,同時亦可以帶來毀滅性的結果。

In the last three years, Lee has been dealing with the symbolic implication of power over history archives and records in Hong Kong. The “archive” has been never been a value-free site of collection. Instead, power is revealed through historiographic constitution, which is Lee’s major research subject and source material of his artistic practice.

Taking a retrospective look on his research methodology, Lee finds himself archiving and inserting himself as a moment in history. The act of turning physical documents and records into art is also that of reconfiguring his own thought system. Giving a structure to archivable documents is at once making them available as “strategums” (Barthes) and embodying the artist’s own subjective mnemonic focus, “punctums.” The process of recognising the mentally housed inscription, organising “documents” and exteriorizing as art is the key to this exhibition.

An ordinary box for postage, two stacked pillows, an on-site silkscreen printing station, fragments of phrases and sentences, a hand-sewed book that was forbidden from past exhibition, window and more windows, some private records, and some quiet walks… a series of apparently unrelated everyday life objects, photographs and moving images allude to the artist’s psychic archivization of his practice and memories. Lee removes the objectivity that is somehow conceived with conventional notion of archive and its formulation and, instead, looks for alternative narratives.

Lee considers So Many Quiet Walks to Take as a prelude to his next project, in which the body of work sustains in curating memory but, in the end, buries it as well.

藝術家簡介 About the artist



Lee Kai Chung researches historical events, political system and ideology. Lee addresses the lack of proper governance on records and pending legislation of Archives Law. Through performance, documentation and installation, Lee considers individual acts as a form of political and artistic transgression that negotiates with existing narratives of history and story. In his ongoing research, Archive of the People, Lee investigates the framework of such socio-political issues, whether through a series of negotiation and encounter with Govern-
ment departments.

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