3 July – 20 July
11:00am – 8:00pm
Free of charge
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Art Projects Gallery proudly presents artist Tang-Wei Hsu’s inaugural solo exhibition in Hong Kong, titled “Observatory”.
In his “Observatory” series, Tang-Wei conceives imaginary organisms from an alternate time and dimension. He creates each organism by morphing together different shapes – some recognizable, some alien. By arranging the morphed entities into groupings that seem to abide by a certain set of rules as determined by the artist, the formations begin to resemble coded texts. To the artist, the act of creating these organisms – born purely out of his own imagination – is a way of actualizing these beings and therefore his thoughts, into the physical world. By having the organisms coexist with the audience in the same and space, they become intertwined in an altered reality that the artist has created for the audience to explore and in turn imagine their own worlds.
Tang-Wei Hsu (born 1980, Taiwan) currently lives and works in New York and Taipei. He obtained a BA in Architecture from the Shih Chien University and completed his MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. He was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in year 2009.