Language (Press Release)

Language is an indispensable tool of our lives. We rely on it to understand and connect to the world. In this exhibition, six artists employ the medium of ceramics to explore the latent power language has on people, culture, and society.

Blanche Ho examines the unique nature of Chinese people through the use of the pictograph “人” (person). Yip Lai Yin reflects on how “body language” may compensate for the imperfections of the written language. Yu May Ming sees the human body in foul language as a reflection of a conservative Chinese society. Lau Wang Tat uses a game of word play to compare cultural differences among diverse Chinese regions. Lam Chi Kwong treats language as an evolving living creature that creates a sense of loss and helplessness among human beings. Siu Kam Han takes on the last ten years of local political rhetoric, to uncover how words of authority can have a deep impact on collective memory.

Language
Ceramic Exhibition by Blanche Ho, Lam Chi Kwong, Lau Wang Tat, Siu Kam Han, Yip Lai Yin & Yu May Ming.

Exhibition period: October 5 to October 30, 2007
Venue
: The Pottery Workshop
2 Lower Albert Road, Central.
Time
: 11:00am to 7:00pm (closed on Sunday & Public holidays)
Opening Reception
: 5th October 2007(Friday) 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Artists Sharing
: 12th October 2007(Friday) 7:00pm