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2011-09-01

Wine & Art Evenings

Try something new and exciting on Friday nights with State-of-the-Arts Foundation!

Enjoy fine wine tasting and art appreciation at the same time, while expanding your personal network and meet like-minded art lovers.

Talk Program 2011

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Identity of Hong Kong Art
What is the creation of Western colonization and our Chinese background?
Speaker: Dr. Stella Tang, artist, curator & editor

Introduction:
An active artist, curator, writer and editor based in Hong Kong, Dr. Stella Tang’s work has always been influenced by the differences between Western and Eastern cultures. Her earlier work explored the issue of identity in the period of 97 handover of Hong Kong. Dr Tang’s inspirations come from her childhood memory on domestic industry in 60s and 70s Hong Kong. In retrospect, it is only necessary for Dr. Tang to re-think the contemporary digital world she currently lives in and her cultural heritage.

In this talk, Dr. Tang explores the connection and contradiction of Western colonization and Chinese background, and explains how these 2 elements are employed in artistic creation.

Certified Copy
Examine works by masters of art. Should artists copy?
Speaker: Clementine Chan, local artist

Introduction:
Recently held a solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Clementine Chan’s work portrays the beauty of nature and loneliness of human existence on canvas, recalling the story of ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine Saint-Exupery. In this talk, Clementine shares with us her experience of learning how to paint and gradually establishing her own style by comparing her works with those by masters such as Van Gogh, Mondigliani, Casper David, etc. She questions and explores the claim that copying means nothing authentic and original, but shows us that copying can be a learning process.

Winter Special: Vanity, or Not
Meet work-renowned Scottish painter and the celebrity, fame, money and greed portrayed in his works
Speaker: Stuart McAlpine Miller, Scottish painter

Introduction:
Stuart McAlpine Miller, Scottish artist based in London, is delighted to bring his new exciting series to Hong Kong. His new series celebrates the culmination of ideas based upon the last 20 years. McAlpine Miller questions the importance of Celebrity, Fame, Money and Greed in today’s throw-away society, using comic imagery to signify the unimportance of these false hopes, illustrating the shallow existence of human being.

McAlpine Miller will share with us the references he employs in his works, with model figures, movie heroes and Disney characters. In his paintings that are so full of layering yet lack depth purposefully, the artist draws us into the surreal imagery of dream and visions.

 

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Please contact Elizabeth Lau at elizabeth@sotafoundation.com or (852) 2526 1133 for details or reservation.
We look forward to seeing you.