I love visiting ArtisTree in Tai Koo, the space is host to so many great and interesting exhibitions. But I hate that it is always so hard to find out what is going on – the website just lacks this vital information!
Just by sheer coincidence I saw a tram that advertised the 4th Hong Kong International Photo Festival, and it mentioned that the part ‘1000 Families’ will be shown at ArtisTree from August 6 onwards. A quick mental note to myself (to visit) and a few days later, I went to Tai Koo to check out the exhibition.
The show features photographic works by 13 overseas and local artists under three themes: Love, Happiness and Memories, which represent a multi-layered definition to ‘family’.
The artists are: Masashi Asada | Chan Dick | Doreen Chan | Ven. Chang Lin | Chan Kwok Chung | John Choy | Chu Tak Wah Almond | [Ho Fan] | Lai Ho Yin Franz | Lau Chi Chung | Dick Lau | Joe Lau |Yang Shaoming. Of course, the ones that stand out for me, are the classic and iconic work of Ho Fan, who just died two months ago at the age of 84.
I loved his work at the AO Vertical space back in 2014/15 and I still love his classic work. He captured Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s – and the pictures from this time are truly amazing.
Forming part of the exhibition, 1000 award-winning works selected from the Photoeat Competition in 2015 will be on display and added to the various dimensions of 1000 families. Meals are a significant part of Chinese culture and core values, so no wonder that these pictures highlight the feeling of love and happiness.