Lui Chunkwong, Lee Kit – Aike Dellarco – Shanghai
June 29 – August 31, 2012
AIKE-DELLARCO is pleased to announce the upcoming duo exhibition featuring Lui Chunkwong and Lee Kit. The new works on display not only reflect their similar attitudes towards art but at the same time embody their unaffected, genuine bond as teacher and student.
"When Lui Chunkwong and Lee Kit are placed side by side in a contrastive relationship, the question of whether their existing familiarity can both break down the competitiveness engendered by the art system and at the same time fashion an appropriate aesthetic form is at the crux of what the exhibition broaches and ponders over.
On the one hand, the exhibition ‘Yu Di’ presents the individual practices of the two artists, Lui Chunkwong and Lee Kit, while on the other hand, it also seeks to reveal the ideological commonality — normally obscured within individual practice — by means of the exhibition format itself, and thereby in turn affording an occasion to revisit their individual artistic practice."– Sun Dongdong
The exhibition will take place concurrently in two spaces on 50 Moganshan Road: in the main space (2/F, Building 1) and in the new space (Room 102, Building 0). The opening reception will be held in the new space, open to the public for the first time.
Lui Chunkwong was born in Guangdong province in 1956 and moved to Hong Kong in his childhood. He has taught for over twenty years in the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, having trained many outstanding artists and vastly improved the overall state of contemporary art in Hong Kong.
Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions such as "Lui Chun Kwong — You Are Here, I Am Not," Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (2010), and "Legacy and Creations: Ink Art vs Ink Art," Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2010). His works have been collected by such institutions as the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Taiwan National Museum of History, Guangdong Museum of Art, as well as by private collectors.
Lee Kit was born in Hong Kong in 1978. Recent exhibitions include "The Ungovernables," New Museum Triennal, New Museum, New York (2012); "Print/Out," Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012. Lee Kit was most recently awarded the Art Futures Prize at Art HK 2012 (the Hong Kong Art Fair). Lee Kit will be representing Hong Kong at the next Venice Biennale.
Yu Di : Lui Chunkwong Lee Kit
Artist: Lui Chunkwong, Lee Kit
Curator: Sun Dongdong
Venue: AIKE-DELLARCO main space – F2,Bldg 1,50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai
AIKE-DELLARCO bldg 0 – Room 102, Bldg 0, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai
Opening: 5-8pm, June29th(Friday), 2012
AIKE-DELLARCO bldg 0
Room 102, Bldg 0, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai