Date:28.06-04.08.2017
Time:10am-7pm
Venue:chi art space, 8/F, 18 Queen’s Road Central, New World Tower 2, Central, Hong Kong
Artists: Cheng Ting Ting
Curators: André Chan

Enfante pivots on Hong Kong artist Cheng Ting Ting’s observations in her classroom as an early childhood art instructor, shedding light on the attitudes towards education and creativity in society at large. The artist is always fascinated by the personalities and capabilities of her students – some accomplish the learning objectives she sets with ease, while others require step-by-step guidance from her or insist on experimenting with their own ways of craft making. All these differences she sees at close quarters are captured with her colourful palette.The time she spends with her students prompts her to recollect and dig out her own growing-up experiences and childhood sketches, to which she responds in an art book specially made for this exhibition, an attempt to, at the same time, trace her artistic journey. Enfante also witnesses the opening up of new paths in Cheng’s painting-based practice as she experiments with other media such as printmaking and projection.

A series of events will be held during the exhibition period. All are welcome.

1. Talk: The world never repeats itself/ People always stay the same

Everything on earth, like a steed galloping through a space, zooms past us in a blink of an eye. Some even say that since it takes time for lights reflected from an object to travel to our pupils, we never actually see anything in the present – it is always the past that we see. Since physical space is not volatile, artists handle questions pertaining to time with a variety of means, counting on their subjective perceptions to create a new dimension of time and space. The topic “The world never repeats itself / People always stay the same” is an excerpt from painter Yank Wong’s book, a compilation of his writings about painting. The moderator of the discussion, Yeung Yang, will be in conversation with artists Cheng Ting Ting, Morgan Wong and Ivy Ma. They will discuss how artists manipulate the concept of time in works of art, sharing their thoughts on sceneries.

Date: 04.07.2017 (Tue)
Time: 6:30-8pm
Venue: Library, Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Speakers: Cheng Ting Ting, Ivy Ma, Morgan Wong
Moderator: Yeung Yang
Registration: rsvp_chi@k11artfoundation.org

2. Enfante Artist-led Tours

Artists who are peers of Cheng Ting Ting are invited to share their interpretations of her works with tour participants.

First tour: Led by artist Chris Huen
Date: 20.07.2017 (Thur)
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: chi art space, 8/F, 18 Queen’s Road Central, New World Tower 2, Central, Hong Kong
Registration: rsvp_chi@k11artfoundation.org

Second tour: Led by artist Ocean Leung
Date: 04.08.2017 (Fri)
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Venue: chi art space, 8/F, 18 Queen’s Road Central, New World Tower 2, Central, Hong Kong
Registration: rsvp_chi@k11artfoundation.org

3. Enfante × Dawn Blossoms Plucked At Dusk Curator-led Tour

This joint tour will take visitors to exhibitions Enfante and Dawn Blossoms Plucked At Dusk. Curators of the two exhibitions – André Chan and Leo Li Chen – will talk about the concepts of the exhibitions and offer glimpses into the scenes behind.

Date: 01.08.2017 (Tue)
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Exhibition Venue: chi art space, 8/F, 18 Queen’s Road Central, New World Tower 2, Central, Hong Kong;
Duddell’s, Level 4, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Meeting place: Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Registration: rsvp_chi@k11artfoundation.org