二零一五年七月三十一日 至 八月九日，「買不起，送給你！」展覽， 賽馬會創意藝術中心，香港
31 July – 9 August 2015, ‘Affordable Art Basel!’ Exhibition, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
我與珍妮素未謀面，但被派至「滿足」她的「欲望」— 擁於一組於香港藝術巴塞爾2014展出，由Manjunath Kamath所繪的畫作。她說，她喜歡作品「創意演繹生活中的微細事物」，「意念有趣、獨特」。
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I was asked to create a work to ‘fulfil the desire’ of Jenny Fu with whom I had never contacted. Her ‘desire’ is to own a set of paintings by Manjunath Kamath shown in Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, of which she liked the ‘creative interpretation of some small stuff in life’ and ‘very funny and unique ideas’.
In contrast to the extravagant and sacred creativity demonstrated in Art Basel, I would like to divert Jenny’s ‘desire’ to the everyday creativity by ‘laymen’ that is ubiquitous in my (our) habitat. I took it as an opportunity to gaze into Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong that I have lived fro my whole life to search for everyday creativity.
I strolled down the streets and alleys I have already been too used to, and have found new little wonders unnoticed before: the unexpected decorations, the clever use of public space, the unique play of words, the incredible styles and others. I took a picture for these new discoveries, and put them into frames bought in night markets and second hand shops in Sham Shui Po. The back of each frame writes a small piece of text about the discovery: the specialness about the discovery, the circumstance of taking the picture, or simply a related memory. The some twenty frames stand crowdedly on a small table – like the extreme crowdedness of Sham Shui Po and Hong Kong.
The work is an intimate connection between me as an artist and Jenny as an (imaginary) audience. It is dedicated to both Jenny and my beloved district.
給珍妮的信 a letter to Jenny (文字版本 Text version)