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WE Curate: Josef Fischnaller

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Fischnaller fully collapses chronological distance. Much like photographers Vik Muniz, Cindy Sherman or painter Kehinde Wiley, his characters and constructions bring a self-reflective presence to the work and its subjects fusing the delightful luxury of charms and bobbles with the absurdity of motorcycles and cooked spaghetti.   Continue reading

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WE Curate: Two words. ‘Air pollution’. How would you convey this?

Blindly celebrating vanity and pleasures is a brusque insult to the art of photography – which has always been an important lens to look at history, changes and civilisation. For ideas and thoughts should be elaborated without words, the organiser of WYNG Masters Awards in Hong Kong uttered only one thing as the theme of the year – AIR. Hence these many translations of it by these aspiring Hong Kong photographers.

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WE Curate: David Lynch & his Factory Photographs

“I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste.”  – David Lynch

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WE Curate: RECIPE FOR A PAINTER

Michael Chow, the famous restaurateur behind ‘Mr Chow’ Chinese restaurants worldwide, presents Asia’s first solo exhibition, to be filled by large-scale mixed media canvases, in Hong Kong at Pearl Lam Galleries. Continue reading

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WE Curate: Red Men by Shi Li Feng

Famous for his Red Men Series, Shi Lifeng’s bold use of red men against greyed-out political images tells powerful stories of present struggles in China by representing the paradox between pain and happiness in life. Continue reading

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WE Curate: The Other Hundred

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In the spotlight now is the power of photography, as The Other Hundred, a global initiative to highlight the lives of the humble but significant, unveils its exhibition in Hong Kong later this week. This serves as a counterpoint to the countless rich lists that are constantly making headlines, such as Forbes 100, Bloomberg billionaires, etc. all of which suggest that wealth is the one key to life. The response was overwhelming, with over 12,000 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries. 100 winning photo-stories, which cover 91 countries across 6 continents, will be compiled into a book, and displayed at Pacific Place on October 10-16, 2013.

 

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WE Curate: Art Ephemere

French artist Vivi Mac creates incredibly accurate portraits of famous figures called “ephemeral art”, using virtually ANY kind of food In her series,

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Using materials like sauces, milk, rum, sugar, and even chewing gum, she makes these choices by relating her subject’s name to food-related puns. For example, her portrait of Ice Cube uses crushed ice cubes, while her Bruce Lee portrait in milk is titled ‘Bruce Lait’ (“lait” is French for milk).

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Don’t cry over spilled milk!

 

 

  • WE Curate: TwentyBliss, a mixed media group show
  • WE Curate: Work in Progress – Street Art Exhibition
  • WE Curate: Walter Van Beirendonck’s retrospective in Melbourne
  • WE Curate: PRIMAVERA 2013
  • WE Curate: Fetishism in Fashion
  • Wear WE Are: Singaporean Young designers’ Parade
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