Tung Pang LamHong Kong
Tung Pang Lam is one of Hong Kong's most eminent and prolific independent artists. Mr. Lam is especially known for his charcoal-on-wood drawings, and his work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions; his most recent include No Soul for Sale at the Tate Modern (2010, London), New Vision: New Colours at the Hong Kong Museum of Art (2010, Hong Kong), and Legacy Creations: Art vs. Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2010, Shanghai). Mr. Lam was awarded a full scholarship from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to study at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, where he received an M.F.A. in 2006. He has received numerous awards over the course of his career, including the 2005 Hunting Art Prize "Young Artist of the Year" award and the 2009 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award. His works are included in private collections around the world and in the Hong Kong Museum of Art, as well as the University of the Arts London.
Grants Awarded2012 | Visual Art | United States
ACC allowed Mr. Lam to travel to the U.S. and observe contemporary developments in art as well as conduct research on Asian art collections in the U.S. at a critical juncture in his artistic development.
Everyone has a habit of collecting, be it a fetish, a memory or other reasons. Collecting is not merely about storing things up for daily life use, but an act when individuals gather, conserve and categorize objects for a piece of memory or appreciation. Not limited to collectors who buy valuable art works, the common people is able to afford collections to various extents, from fast food restaurants’ memorabilia to limited editions toys and sports shoes. These collectibles are not priceless in monetary value but important in another sense. They crystallize the lifestyle and culture of some individuals and specific communities.
With popularization of art fairs and collecting culture in this day and age, shall we have more imaginations and boundary-pushing practices towards “collection”? Possibilities and imaginations to “collection” are demonstrated in this exhibition via the showcase of artists’ collections.
Hi! Houses art project is carried out in 4 significant historic sites in Hong Kong, bringing audience a journey into the century-old houses. Wilson Shieh, Lam Tung-pang, Fiona Wong and Jaffa Lam, are invited to pay tribute to the long tradition and historical legacies of 4 selected monuments namely Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, Old House at Wong Uk Village, Law Uk Folk Museum and Sam Tung Uk Museum respectively. The 4 artists develop interpretative works together with their artist teams using their own visual vocabularies, based on field research, historical narratives, regional context as well as their personal experience.