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Looking For Poetry In Wanchai



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Annie Wan Lai Kuen

The reality cannot reappear. We can do nothing but to describe or mimic it through various ways. Moulding is my way of depicting the reality. Moulds, like maps, come from reality. They have the quality of showing “this” rather than “that”. One cannot help associating them with the existence of the absent originals.

Moulding, like map drawing, is an act of interpretation. It creates a medium between an object and its image, and changes the object compatibly into its analogue. The result is the reappearance of the unoriginal object, filled with the artist’s ideas and thoughts, making a difference between the original and its reproduction.

Moulding, in a sense, is merely a simple reflex, carrying with it the characteristics of the original. Since it cannot contain the very content of the original, there leaves a blank space for ideas, giving the artist room to express any meaning or feeling.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
  • “Looking for Poetry in Wanchai”, Stage One Art Space, Hong Kong
2005
  • “Moulding World – A Summer in Denmark”, the Habitus, Hong Kong
2003
  • “Moulding World - Ceramic Works by Annie Wan”, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre & Ko Shan Theatre, Hong Kong
2001
  • “Rediscovery”, the First Institute of Art and Design Gallery, Hong Kong
1999
  • “Blue and White”, Gallerie Martini, Hong Kong
1999
  • “Longing and Rediscovery, Hui Gallery, CUHK, Hong Kong
1998
  • “Ceramic Works by Wan Lai Kuen” Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
  • “Is/Is Not Kai Tak River a Metaphor”, 1a Space, Hong Kong
  • “Guangdong Contemporary Ceramics Art Exhibition”, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China
2011
  • “2011 Asian Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition”, Foshan Ceramics Museum, China
  • “Open the Pages · You See Me Seeing You”, Kubrick Bookshop, Beijing &, 1a Space, Hong Kong.
  • “UN · EARTH: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan”, Ipreciation Gallery, Singapore and Hong Kong
2010
  • “Clay Rhythm 2010 Macau”, 10 Fantasia, Macau
2009
  • “21 Days”, Academy of Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
2008
  • “Hong Kong Anarchitecture Bananas: Artists Who Reclaim Space” – Artist Commune, Hong Kong
2007
  • “Prison Art Museum” – Victoria Prison, Hong Kong
  • “New Aspect of Image / Image of Pottery” – Gallery Susuki, Kyoto and Gallery Haku, Osaka, Japan
  • “10 Years! Exhibition of Ceramics” – Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, China
2006
  • “MEGartSTORE” – Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
  • “Exhibition of Modern Ceramic Art from Hong Kong and Macao”, Tap Seac Gallery, Macau “XIX eme Biennale Internationale de Céramique Contemporaine de Vallauris”, Vallauris, France
2005
  • “Re:Wanchai – Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop Exhibition”, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2004
  • “Culture & Identity”, Guldagergård, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark
2003
  • “Hong Kong Cultural Festival in Japan – Hong Kong Week”, Daimaru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “International Ceramic Biennale” Incheon, Korea
  • “Yuanyang: An Exhibition on Coffee & Tea Vessels”, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong
2000
  • “L’art de Vivre la Difference”, UNESCO, Paris, France
  • “Contemporary Chinese and Hong Kong Ceramics Exchange Exhibition”, HK Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong and GuangDong Museum of Art, China
1998
  • “ The New Discovery of Lo Ting”, HK Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1996
  • “No More Utensils”, HK Art Centre, Hong Kong
  • “Hong Kong Ceramics 1985-1995” , HK Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1994
  • “International Ceramics Festival”, Tokoname, Japan
1993
  • “Tea ware by Hong Kong Potters”, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

AWARDS

2003
  • Grant for Overseas Residency Programme by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2003 (Award Winner)
2002
  • “Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme II” by the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office
2000
  • Asian Cultural Council Fellowship
1999
  • Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition (Winner-sculpture)
1996
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship

Artworks

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