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10 Chancery Lane Gallery
2014.11.26 Wed - 2014.11.29 Sat
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Huang Rui presents a performance at 10 Chancery: Black and White Cats 49,Then?
[Press Release]

Huang Rui presents a performance at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects:

Black and White Cats 49,Then?

And an installation:

One Country Two Systems, 50 Years Unchanged


Performance: 5pm,Saturday 29 November 2014

Exhibition opens 11am – 7pm for Chai Wan Day as part of the HK Art Gallery Association Week

Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects, 604, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase One, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan,Hong Kong


Chinese Artist Huang Rui will present a performance art work entitled Black and White Cats 49,Then?  Inspired by the slogan by Deng Xiaoping, “It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white as long as it catches mice.” Huang Rui will create a live action painting that is 15 meters long and 4 meters tall.  The painting is divided into 50 sections. The painting represents the colors black and white to signify the Yin and Yang. Divided into sections of 7, Huang Rui will paint the bodies of 7 women and create rubbings onto the canvas with their bodies. They will first be painted white and then black, eventually the rubbings will become grey. The numbers have significance: 7 times 7 is 49. China was established in 1949.  49 further is an important number in Buddhism as it is said that when one dies it takes 49 days for rebirth. The Buddha, Siddhattha contemplated for 49 days before reaching enlightenment. Hong Kong is now in the 17th year since the Handover from the British. Deng Xiaoping created the slogan: “One Country Two Systems, 50 years Unchanged.”While a third of the 50 years has been completed the One Country Two Systems idea has already been challenged. Huang Rui’s performance asks what comes after 49?

In addition to this new work, Huang Rui will show his work made in 2006, “One Country Two Systems Fifty Years Unchanged!”. The audience is invited to write or draw on the wall outside the gallery to discuss this idea. Huang Rui’s work One Country Two Systems, Fifty Years Unchanged! comprises an installation of commonly found Hong Kong items that have all been relabeled with the slogan used during the handover to China to question what can remain the same for 50 years. Huang Rui’s work is meant as a creation of art. “Creation is the question. Creation is also the answer” says Huang Rui. “In certain time, certain site or certain pressure, it is necessary for artists to create large independent art works. Artworks are artistic games.”

Huang Rui is one of China’s most highly regarded artists, one of the founding members of the Stars Group of 1979 and a seminal figure of the DashanziFactory 798 Art District. Since co-organizing China’s first public art exhibition in Beijing in 1979, Huang Rui has sought to express art’s function as a reflection of society and its strength in addressing contemporary concerns.

Chai Wan Day, November 29 Saturday  - More Events:

3pm - HONG KONG ART GALLERY TALK SERIES: Digital Art Deals – How online art platforms are developing in Asia @ Platform China HK

An introduction to the different art digital platforms and how they strive to gain local and international exposure in order to extend their reach.

Moderator: Christine Brendle(Founding Partner, Kids Dailies Ltd.); Speakers: Benjamin Deng(General Manager, Arton Shenzhen branch), Anna Dickie (Managing Editor, Ocula), Sureyya Wille(Partner Outreach Manager, Artsy)

RSVP : [email protected]

6pm - Performance @ Platform China HK

Platform China presents Hong Kong Bestiary, curated by Caroline HA THUC, with: LAM Tung Pang, Carol LEE, MAP Office, Cedric MARIDET, Angela SU, Yuk King TAN, TANG Kwok-hin, Kacey WONG, Adrian WONG, Trevor YEUNG

We tend to consider animals as a kind of undefined entity, an Absolute Otherness from which we can mirror ourselves and define human being. Thereforewe usually exploit animals, asking them to speak for us to tackle political, social or moral issues. But what if they could speak for themselves? What if we could restore an equal communication with them and break down the barriers that separate them from us? Moving away from the usual anthropocentricism, 10 Hong Kong artists are here offering the public the opportunity to discover fresh and alternative angles to look to animals.