THE CONTEMPLATION GARDEN

A PROJECT BY ALTERMODERNISTS | SUPPORTED BY HABITU HONG KONG & THEDESK

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS : Victor CHU Chi Kuen | LI Fung Chun | Redtonetone | Elaine WONG Suk Yin

Altermodernists Projects presents The Contemplation Garden, a project exploring possibilities in urban space and the realm of exhibitions, with a group of artists living and working in Hong Kong.  The project runs a series of exhibitions by artists with diverse interests in materials, artistic forms and approaches, yet they shared a mutual concern with human conditions inspired by experiences in the city they reside.

Gardens were places for people to contemplate in the western medievals, for people to hide from the daily mundane and think about the spiritual aspects of life[1]; whereas the traditional Japanese gardens are designed with philosophical ideas related to the aesthetic appreciation of the evanescence of life[2].  The Contemplation Garden constructs an invisible breathing space (‘the garden’) connected by the spread-out sites, to investigate its relationship with the society and among the sites.  

The two-part project presents artworks in sites close to daily life, where people come and go for anything but art, and taps into the sphere of art in non-gallery space, where artworks are perceived with the usual senses.

(Click to read full curatorial statement)


EXHIBITIONS:

Sunrise, Sunset by LI Fung Chun

Period: 2017.07.15 – 2017.08.15

Venue: HABITU table Queen’s Rd East


For-Paper-rest by Redtonetone

Period: 2017.07.15 – 2017.08.30

Venue: HABITU table Cityplaza Eslite


The Perpetual Flow by Elaine WONG

Period: 2017.09.01 – 2017.10.30

Venue: HABITU table Cityplaza Eslite


Serried by Victor CHU

Period: 2017.09.01 – 2017.10.15

Venue: theDesk

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