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CMC Gallery
2014.04.25 Fri - 2014.04.08 Tue
Opening Exhibition
04/24/2014 18:00
CMC Gallery, Level 3, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Cornwall Street 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
0852 -3442 7659
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat (Closed on Sun), 12pm-7pm

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So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture-Leung Chi Wo
[Press Release]

[Press Release]
The School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong proudly presents the solo exhibition by Hong Kong artist Leung Chi Wo, titled “So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture” from April 25 to May 18, 2014 at the CMC Gallery, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre.

The exhibition, titled after a 4 channel-video work commissioned for Marrakech Biennale 2012, brings together four recent installations; Sign (2008, Australia), Depot of Disappearance (2009, Austria), Sign Read (2011, Singapore) and So I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture (2012, Morocco). Given that each work was conceived either for an overseas exhibition or during an international residency, the affect of foreign languages, cultures and societies are keys factors in the resultant work and their final interpretation. In each instance, due to the status of the artist as visitor, he was able to view issues familiar to the local audience as unusual, or even alien, resulting in original and often poetic interpretations of the local culture and, in instances, their differences.

Born in Hong Kong in 1968, Leung Chi Wo’s reflective practice combines historical exploration with conceptual inquiry within a contemporary urban landscape. Ranging from photography and video to text, performance and installation, the artist is concerned with the undetermined relationship between conception, perception and understanding in the process of making sense. Leung was a co-founder of Para Site Art Space and represented Hong Kong in its first appearance in Venice Biennale in 2001. He is now Assistant Professor of the School of Creative Media.

Exhibition opening on April 24 from 6 to 8pm with the launch of a new monograph of the same title published by ArtAsiaPacific.