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“The Truth is Out There” Art Exhibition



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這次展覽由240 張似是油畫、既像手機隨拍、又猶如附有日期及地點標註的記錄陳列作品組成。

正當觀眾質疑眼前所呈現的是虛幻還是真實之時,藝術家想喚起我們面對現今廣泛資訊時應如何辨別真偽及應時刻對資訊持質疑態度,並且對欺詐的荒謬社會狀況作出批判。

毎張作品源自新聞照片或實時視頻截圖,記錄了催淚彈發放後的一刻。通過刪減法,原有照片的場景人物被移除,事實被扭曲同時建構了新的敍述。這種處於真假之間的含糊展示方式,帶出藝術不一定需負起傳達真相的責任。

隨著新聞中大量的視覺信息和實時直播的普及,大眾的角色延伸為見證人。集體目睹的事實在這個充斥著欺詐的時代被駁斥、信息被誤解、真理變得不真實。

但實際是任何人,甚至政權也不能凌駕真相。因真相無處不在。你會一起捍衛真相?

展覽於2020 年6 月12 日(星期五)正式開幕,展期至7 月18 日。費用全免,歡迎各位參觀。藝術家將出席開幕,歡迎各位蒞臨交流及分享。 。

開幕日期: 2020年6月12日(星期五) 下午7:00 - 8:30
展覽日期: 2020年6月13日(星期六) 至 7月18日(星期六)
展覽時間: 星期一、四、五、六,下午2:00 - 6:00。(公眾假期休息)
地點: 香港 九龍 太子 西洋菜南街222號三字樓 C &G藝術單位

策劃及統籌: C&G藝術單位



The Truth is Out There (2020) consists of 240 prints. Each resembling an ostentatious Baroque sky painting accompanied with a date and location in an arrangement of archival record.

This set of work was derived from news photos or live videos screenshot of certain date and place documenting the moment when teargases were fired. Through deduction, the context of these photographs was removed and a new narration was constructed. The pictorial facts were manipulated and transformed into a fictional image, whereas its factual information was preserved.

While there are debates on whether art should convey the truth. Contrarily, audiences were staged between the seams of truth and fiction. This project aims to evoke spectators be questionable to the representation of information and to criticize the perversities of deceit.

With the vast visual information and the escalating use of live video in journalism, audiences perform the role of witness. A collective truth was established. Ironically, we are in the times of deception when facts are refuted, information is misinterpreted and truth is not true. Will you be able to safeguard the truth?

The exhibition will officially be opened on 12th June, 2020 (Friday) till 18th July, 2020 (Saturday). The exhibition is free of charge and all are welcome. To get to know the artist and share your thoughts about the exhibition, please join us at the opening night from 7pm – 8:30pm.

Opening: 7:00 - 8:30pm, 12th June, 2020 (Fri)
Exhibition Period: 13th June, 2020 (Sat) to 18th July, 2020 (Sat)
Exhibition Time: Mon, Thur-Sat: 2:00 - 6:00pm (Close on Public Holiday)
Exhibition Venue: 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Curated & Organized by: C&G Artpartment


關於藝術家: 黎靖欣於香港藝術學院及澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術文學士畢業,主修攝影。於香港出生及生活,她的創作理念建基於本土社會背景。 “藝術造就社會”是她藝術實踐的核心價值。 她的目的是喚醒公眾對不同社會議題的認知。 通過展示她的作品,向觀眾提出問題,為觀眾提供了一個反思自己並擴大視野的機會。

About the Artist: Jennifer LAI Cing Yan was graduated from Photography of BFA program at RMIT & Hong Kong Art School. Born and live in Hong Kong, her creative concept is strongly rooted from the local social context. “Art for Society’s Sake” is the core value in her art practices. Her intention is to arouse the awareness of public on different social issues. Through the presentation of her work, audiences were prompted with questions instead of deliberating a definite answer, providing a chance for audiences can reflect on themselves and widen their perspectives.