I Was Therefore I Am group art exhibition

With the support of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO), Sydney-based independent arts organiser Red Dose will present their second major group exhibition entitled ‘I Was Therefore I Am’. This exhibition of 12 contemporary artists will be on view between Thursday 3 April and Thursday 17 April at Hong Kong House located on 80 Druitt Street, Sydney.

Art Exhibition previously on at Hong Kong House in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 03 April 2014 to Thursday 17 April 2014

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‘I Was Therefore I Am’ explores the relationship and transition between the past and the present and how individuals are culturally shaped by places and memories. Seven of the 11 contemporary artists are established Hong Kong artists renowned across Australia and Asia. The artists’ works on view are: Ka Wai Au, Lisa Cheung, Kim Joon, Yan Kallen, Lindy Lee, Song Ling, Jo Law, Kaye Mahoney, Chi Loy Man, Johnson Tsang, Dorothy Tang, Wang Xu. This show features some of their recent artworks, in diverse mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation arts.

“Cultural diversity is a valuable and important aspect of today’s society. Red Dose and HKETO believe that exploring the uniqueness of any individual’s culture and identity plays an important role in one’s self-expression,” explains Red Dose Artistic Director Kathy Leung. “This exhibition asks two pivotal questions: ‘What makes us who we are?’ and ’How do our surroundings impact our thoughts and actions’?”

As part of the exhibition program, audiences can enjoy a free screening of the award-winning short film ‘Ochre and Ink’ and an artist talk by Zhou Xiao Ping following the screening on the Friday evening 11 April, 6-8pm.

This exhibition, which will be officially opened by a HKETO representative, follows the successful ‘RED-VOLUTION’ exhibition that ran from October to November 2013, which marked the first collaboration between Red Dose and HKETO who share the common goal of showcasing to Australians the best artists from Hong Kong and Asia.