Modern and Contemporary Art
Tsubame is a series of artworks that examines gastronomy and fashion as social practices. May will install a sculpture influenced by Chinese and French food. A food-inspired dance performance and a documentary of the two cultures’ perspectives on food will also be held. As taste arises from scent and vision, a wood/perfume workshop based on the flowers of France, China and Hong Kong will be organised with the presentation of Komorebi, a sculpture inspired by cheongsam embroidery. Be it the smell of agalwood, the sight of jambon-inspired artwork, they will make you amazed by the similarities between French and Chinese culture. A votre santé!
A graduate of the University of Chicago majoring in visual arts and political science, May Yeung specialises in sculpture. After success with public exhibitions of her work entitled Citation at Chicago Union Station, Rockefeller Chapel, and Regenstein Library, May’s interest in public art installation grew, particularly the relationship between sculpture and viewers. With an interest to examine and question this relationship further, May’s works What If, Kiss Me, and Hold Me, were shown at the Logan Arts Center, Smart Museum and Harper Memorial Library in Chicago and Fringe Club in Hong Kong, inviting viewers to contemplate the role of art in their lives. Through the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, she de-abstracted the memorialised and re-established the silenced into official memory. Her installation Cocoon for the Residence of the Netherlands Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR peels back layers of the ordinary to re-examine the definition of home and reflect on our identity. As part of Dutch Days in Hong Kong, May presents Ichi, encouraging viewers to embrace solitude and pursue their dreams. For her dedication to promote the arts, May recently received Mina Ninagawa People’s Choice Award from Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei.
Flore was born in beautiful Brittany, France – between the beach and the woods – and brought up by a family who practiced l´art de vivre daily. As a young adult, she moved to the United States to study visual arts and dance and develop a creative partnership with her musician husband. Motherhood, the ultimate creative process, came as an answer to a deep search for her artistic identity. Being pregnant, birthing and nurturing two human beings has given her profound insight into life, learning and the art of living in the present moment. Raising bilingual children in particular has led her to a complex understanding of language and culture. Teaching French and English through a natural blend of visual arts, expressive movement, drama and song has been her contribution to a number of communities for 25 years. She often partners with local artists to create installations and events that promote cultural awareness in society and nature.
Studied creative design in college, Tin Mok has travelled to more than 10 countries to do photography. Previously, he interned under Professor Liu Bo, who was known for creating designs for Beijing Olympics, at China Central Academy of the Arts. He was the lead photographer for Forge Portmanteau, a Dutch-Cantonese performance supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macau. Recently, he was involved in Making Art with Community project sponsored by Education University of Hong Kong.