The HKU Museum Society is pleased to present two guided viewings at the Kwai Fung Salone and the Villepin Gallery. The first exhibition ANGELS FROM INFINITY – Sculptures by Chi Wing Lo will be guided by Marian Ang, Head of Research at the Kwai Fung Salone. The second exhibition The Loss of Human Face? will be guided by Arthur de Villepin, owner of the Villepin Gallery.
ANGELS FROM INFINITY – Sculptures by Chi Wing Lo
Kwai Fung Salone is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition,ANGELS FROM INFINITY – Sculptures by Chi Wing Lo. Chi Wing Lo left Hong Kong more than forty years ago, and now he returns home to share with us his perception of aesthetics, life and civilisation as reflected in this collection of fascinating sculptures. These enchanting works are inspired by his spiritual models whom he calls “angels”, who have guided and accompanied him since his childhood in a small fishing village in east Hong Kong.
The Loss of Human Face?
Throughout art history, from the works of Rembrandt to Modigliani, Van Gogh and Freud, the human face has long been both a source of attraction and repulsion, an expression of humanity and fraternity but also portrayed with primitive violence and savagery. Across all its figurative and abstract representations, the portrait has been used as a mirror to the world.
Igniting a conversation between the past and the present, The Loss of Human Face? explores the significance of human faces as seen through these five artists Francis Bacon, Adrian Ghenie, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, and Yukimasa Ida. Showcasing twenty major works in a transformed gallery space, visitors will be confronted with the bold canvases of these artists displayed in dialogue with each other.