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Mur Nomade
2014.03.07 Fri - 2014.03.13 Thu
Opening Exhibition
03/12/2014 16:30
Unit 1606, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (香港香港仔田灣海傍道7號興偉中心16樓1606室)
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Tue-Sat, 12:00-18:00 (Closing on public holidays)——周二至周六:中午12點到下午六點,公眾假期不設開放
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a street installation and performance by Niko de La Faye during ArtWalk
[Press Release]

Niko de La Faye, M2B in Guangdong province mountains, 2013 © Photo by Etienne Oliveau, Image courtesy of the artist and Mur Nomade
Niko de La Faye, M2B 在廣東, 2013 © 攝影版權歸 Etienne Oliveau, 所有圖片來源:藝術家及 Mur Nomade

Mur Nomade presents a street installation and performance by Niko de La Faye during ArtWalk 

Event title:M2B by Niko de La Faye at Hong Kong ArtWalk 2014
Dates & Times :Wednesday 12th March, 2014, from 4:30pm to 11:30pm.
Venue:Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong

Mur Nomade invited Beijing-based French artist Niko de La Faye to present the M2B kinetic sculpture and light performance in Hong Kong’s unique streetscape during Hong Kong ArtWalk 2014.

It is a one-night street event from 4:30pm to 11:30pm, with special shadow theatre performance at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm.

With M2B, Niko de La Faye created a representation of the Universe placed on a traditional Chinese tricycle. M2B is a piece of poetry in the midst of the traffic. It does not create anything but its own show. In spring 2012 and spring 2013, the artist rode M2B for 80 days, along a 3,400- kilometer route from Beijing to Hong Kong, as an itinerant performance.

This time, Niko de La Faye will set up the M2B Shadow Theatre on the ArtWalk route, on Shin Hing Street, off Hollywood Road. Every hour, a 12-minute performance will be offered: the sculpture, covered in a white screen, will transform into an abstract shadow theatre. The artist will share with passing-by audiences the many stories of his 80-day ride on M2B.

In Spring 2014, M2B will resume its wanderings, this time in France. The M2B performance during Hong Kong Artwalk 2014 will be its final act in Asia before it departs to Europe to take part in several festivals.

I About Niko de La Faye I
Niko de La Faye is a French artist, born in 1978. After his studies, he moved to San Francisco, where he designed costumes and choreographed shows for a couple of years. Since 2008, the artist has been sharing his time between France and China. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Niko de La Faye’s work is about geometry, primary colours and interaction with people. He creates kinetic sculptures, installations, photographs and costumes. Performance is the underlying component of all the art forms he explores, as part of the creative process or in the presentation of the end result.
Visages is a photographic series of very graphic portraits. To complete it, Niko de La Faye worked with seventy-five models over two years. With his kinetic sculptures, the artist wishes to create mechanical interpretations of his environment. Moreover the artist recently directed several shadow theatre shows in Beijing.

I About Mur Nomade I
Mur Nomade is a curatorial office and gallery. Our name is the French translation of ‘nomadic wall’. We present site-specific projects in selected venues all around Hong Kong, in addition to regular exhibitions at our gallery space in Aberdeen. We work closely with local and international artists to imagine and conceive exhibitions and programmes such as artist residencies, collaborative art projects, travel grants, workshops and outreach initiatives.
Mur Nomade focuses on projects encouraging cultural exchanges and creative encounters. We like bold ideas and we are convinced that cultural exchanges support creativity, stimulate emulation and encourage experimentation.

I About Hong Kong ArtWalk I
Hong Kong ArtWalk 2014 will be held on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 between 4.30pm to 11.30pm. Now in its 14th year and Hong Kong’s premier charity art event, ArtWalk participants purchase a ticket allowing entry to Hong Kong galleries on ArtWalk Night to view artwork, and enjoy a sociable night of wine and food hosted by each gallery.
ArtWalk is a charity event and a donation is raised from ticket sales. A total of HK$5.5 million has been distributed to Hong Kong charities since 2001. Last year, ArtWalk saw 1,200 participants. This year’s benefiting charity is the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) – ArtWalk’s donation will benefit their pro-active community work, original social policy research and advocacy work. See the SoCO website for further details: www.soco.org.hk
Tickets available at galleries located along Hollywood Road & Wyndham Street. Full details at: www.hongkongartwalk.com