“Absorption As A Way of Seeing” @ Pearl Lam Galleries2018
Gonkar Gyatso, Luke Heng, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Li Tianbing, Studio Swine,
Sinta Tantra, Thukral & Tagra, and Kenny Wong
27 August – 10 September, 2018 Monday–Saturday, 10am–7pm
This group exhibition reflects on our absorption of an artwork through looking at it and contemplates the link between materiality, time, and memory in order to acknowledge the ontological potential of art itself.
In his 1967 seminal essay “Art and Objecthood”, art historian Michael Fried investigates ways to perpetuate the viewing experience of art. Fried proposes that artworks are “more than objects”; specifically, the experience of art does not rely on the object on view alone, but also the way in which we partake in “the entire situation” and embrace the very object within our field of vision. Objecthood is defined as the conditions that entice viewers to look consciously and to engage with an object. In short, the way we look at an artwork becomes an integral part of the object itself.
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Local artist Kenny Wong b.1987 explores the delicate relationship between daily experiences and perceptual stimulation’s, merging kinetic and digital representation to create computational kinetic installations. – Public opening: 27 August – 10 September 2018 Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm Pearl Lam Galleries, 6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong – Dist.solo by Kenny Wong @kennywrongwong , 2016