Art Month Break Fast Reception for Curators and Museum
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About the Event
We are inviting friends in the art field to have a gathering in our gallery for a nice chat from 11 am to 12:30pm before the opening hours of major art fairs. It is a good occasion to meet old and new friends in the field and be prepared for the Hong Kong Art Month. You may also meet with the artist of our gallery debut exhibition, CANDY BIRD: Arrived Us.
A Concept Gallery is having a grand opening in Hong Kong on 25 March. Our debut exhibition will be CANDY BIRD's solo exhibition: Arrived, us. After the exhibition "Candy Bird x 20,000 Ways to Die in Yau Ma Tei (2018, curated by Holok Chen)", Candy Bird once again focuses on the theme of Hong Kong. In this exhibition, He integrates drawings, artist books and murals in response to his family story and further extend the story to the contemporary society.
Born 1982 in Taipei, Candy Bird’s artworks first appeared as graffiti, voicing those of urbanism and marginalization. Since 2010, he has started to convey stories and viewpoints unattended by the mainstream media as well as his observations during his participation in social movements, attempting to demonstrate his motto, “art for the sake of the society”. Weaving existing objects and their environment into historical contexts has become his signature. In recent years, Candy Bird has also taken an initiative to incorporate writings and interdisciplinary collaborations into his works, shifting and interlacing the stances of subjects throughout his art-making process, as to seek for deconstructing traditional graffiti and street art.
奕思畫廊於香港隆重開幕，首個展覽呈獻台灣藝術家Candy Bird個展《到了，我們》。繼 2018 年展覽「Candy Bird x油麻地的兩萬種死法」（陳可樂策展）後，Candy Bird 再度聚焦香港題材創作，藝術家將帶來壁畫、平面作品和藝術家書本，除了呈現一段往事，也從過去延申至當代社會。
Candy Bird，1982年生於台北，發跡自街頭塗鴉，作品主題面向都市社會以及邊緣性。2010年，他開始使用塗鴉去傳遞被主流媒體忽略的觀點，以及參與社會抗爭的觀察，企圖在公共空間實踐為社會而藝術的呈現，融合環境的既有物件和歷史脈絡是他的主要風格。最近幾年，Candy Bird的創作開始融合文字書寫與跨界合作，嘗試創作過程中的主體變換和融合，試圖解構傳統塗鴉與街道壁畫。