Le French May
Beyond the Sound
Le French May presents its first sound art exhibition, “Beyond The Sound”, curated by Anne-Laure Chamboissier and featuring the works of 14 French and Hong Kong artists.
Living in a metropolis, we are constantly bombarded by sound. While most of which is washed off beyond our attention, it leaves lamentably rare aural space to share. The attention to hearing a space, in a reticent moment, is the focus of this exhibition. “Soundscape” is a concept shared by Pascal Broccolichi, Joe Chan, Jasper Fung, Pierre-Jean Giloux, Eddie Ladoire, the Talec Cécile, Cédric Maridet, Edwin Lo and Samson Young, which offers an immersive experience that is almost unreal. Pierre Bastien, Pierre Laurent Cassière, Bertrand Lamarche and Phoebe Huiwork on the notion of “the object of the sound/ sound of an object”, with Rainier Lericolais. Using silence, they together explore the element and materiality of sound. Expect to encounter a new sensory space through this journey.
Comix Home Base 7 Mallory Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
DATE AND TIME
8 MAY – 8 JUN
10am – 8pm
Climate Change: Artistic Dialogue Between Nicolas Vial and Young Hong Kong Artists
Renowned French artist Nicolas Vial is the illustrator for Le Figaro (French magazine) and has been publishing satirical editorial cartoons on Le Monde (The World newspaper) for over 30 years. He is widely celebrated for his succinct political humour and his prescience on environmental issues, particularly ocean pollution and climate change. Curated by the Young Friends of the Art Museum of CUHK and Virginie Morin Brucker, this exhibition displays around 30 pieces of original illustrations by the artist, alongside works by young emerging Hong Kong artists to converge on the imminent subject of climate change and global environmental distress.
A series of outreach activities has been planned around the exhibition with Young Friends; through workshops and sharing sessions, we hope to raise awareness about the severity of environmental decay and how art can play a crucial role in promulgating public awareness for critical social issues.
Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre,
2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
DATE AND TIME
13 MAY – 10 JUN
9am – 10pm
15-25 May 2015 (Closed on Tuesday) | 10 am - 9 pm | Hong Kong Visual Art Centre
This exhibition features the work of Chinese and French photographers invited to reflect photographically on the core values of Hong Kong over a period of 4 months under the mentorship of renowned multi-disciplinary artist Cecilia Ho.
The artists, ranging from very talented amateur to already well established art photographers have brought their unique style and perspective to this ground-breaking visual exploration of Hong Kong while opening up to cross-cultural influences. The result is an intriguing and stimulating walk through the history of photography itself, with artworks ranging from exquisite ‘traditional’ black & white darkroom prints to the most elaborate digital compositions.
Project mentor and curator | Cecilia Ho
Participating photographers | Chow KarHoo | Chong Cherie |Yan Kallen | Baron Aurore | Chaboureau Stephane |
| De Puymorin Harold | Rolin Emilie
The artists have generously donated their time and talent and all profits from the sales of photographs will benefit Children of the Mekong, a charity championing access to education for under-privileged children in Asia.