『 Oikwan 』
[ Open Call ]
This project challenges the notion of urban preservation and archival of collective memory. Curators and artists are invited to co-curate and create multimedia art in various forms at the shop and alleyway with references to the history and community of Wan Chai. Through this project, we hope to achieve the followings:
- Re-imaging preservation and community through a series of exhibitions, guided tour and artists' talk.
- Research and commentaries on the value of archiving nostalgia and fading urban narratives.
- To experiment on how art could possibly create a new identity for an existing space, business and neighbourhood.
- To develop a systematic methodology which can be applied to other spaces, districts, even cities and nations.
Artists are invited to submit their art proposal on how they would response to the given space, Oi Kwan Barber and alleyway, through their proposed works. Curator will select not less than two winners and exhibit their works during our running exhibition between March to May, 2023 at Gallery In-between.
愛群項目挑戰對 城市舊區及老店保護 和 集體記憶 歸檔的概念。我們邀請策展人和藝術家在愛群理髪店和小巷共同策劃和創作各種形式的多媒體藝術。參考灣仔的歷史和社區，我們希望通過本項目實現以下目標：
我們邀請藝術家提交藝術提案，回應這紀定空間－愛群理髮店 和 小巷。策展人將選出不少於兩名獲獎者並在 2023 年 3 月至 5 月期間在 Gallery In-between 舉辦的連續展覽中展出他們的作品。
Concept Submission Deadline: 15 December 2022
Events & Exhibitions in Hong Kong: March - May 2022
Two Artists will be selected.
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We are an interior architecture studio / art space situated at The Factory in Wong Chuk Hang, an industrial building built in 1976. Formerly an obscure manufacturing district, this southern district of Hong Kong has evolved to encompass a pulsing art scene, home to creatives and artists.
Gallery In-between has many functions: the grand entrance of In-between Architects, an event space for meeting with clients, workshop and art exhibition. It has a 4m x 8m exhibition space and with a virtual gallery coming soon.
We aim to be an art platform to promote local art scene. We are constantly seeking artists who wish to hold solo or group exhibitions in our space. Holding exhibitions is usually costly and very burdensome for young artists. We aim to provide affordable art space for the time being to solve such problem. We will also send information to our guests before the event. It is also possible to hold a reception in the gallery.
For proposal submission, and knowing more about our gallery, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Unit 1102, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Opening hours is Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00pm till 7:00pm. Holidays by appointment only.
2022.07.29 - 08.13 (Fri & Sat only) "In — Between" by Phoboko
『 In — Between 』
Venue: Gallery In-between
Unit 1102 The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, HK
29th Jul (Fri.) – 30th Jul (Sat.), 2022
5th Aug (Fri.) – 6th Aug (Sat.), 2022
12th Aug (Fri.) – 13th Aug (Sat.), 2022
Hours： 12:00 - 19:00
Gallery In-between is pleased to present “In — Between”, a group exhibition by Phoboko.
Photography is usually viewed as amedium of individual expression through personalised tool use. However,Phoboko’s first group project has now coincided with Gallery In-between’sinaugural exhibition to challenge such norms. Instead of working individuallyand presenting images which reflect this, this project intends to explore theinherently social and fluid nature of photography.
Four approaches to photographing the“In — Between” emerged between pairs which then merged into intensecollaborative group sessions. Like a hybrid flower, symbolically representingthis ephemeral concept initially bloomed within the group. Emerging imagesshowed objects both out of place and naturally overlooked. However, the “In —Between” was also located through bodies intimately bound to each other. Theseinterpersonal and bodily interactions signified a gap between the intuited andthe representational. Looking beyond the symbolic, attention also turnedtowards the social mechanics where the “In — Between” also find its existencein daily life.
Reconciling such diverse approaches wasnot easy. However, recognising differences helped to thread these ideastogether. Differences of opinion in motivation, authorship, and aestheticpreference emerged through ideation, shooting, editing and curation of theexhibition you see here. This exhibition intends to communicate the complexityof practising photography collaboratively. The “In — Between” is now embodiedthrough this very invitation to participate in our process. This topic is ripefor your input with a living document; one revealing collaborative photographyin-action.
攝影常被視為一個表達個性的媒介，很個人化的工具，但閾限谷的首個作業正是要挑戰這個規範。適逢 Gallery In-Between 的開幕展覽，閾限谷嘗試摒棄這種單獨的個體影像，並探索攝影內在本質的社交性和流動性。
In— Between 的創作由四對組合先找尋自己的方向，然後再一起集合創作元素。一朵混種花卉，最初在小組中綻放，象徵著這個 In — Between 的概念。浮現的圖像當中有經常被錯置或忽視的物件。然而，In — Between 也出現於人與人和身體之間的親密互動，從而象徵直覺和表象之間的差距。創作亦審視存於日常生活中的 In — Between 。
處理分歧並不容易，但差異有助於將這些想法連貫起來。透過展覽的構思、拍攝、編輯和策展，觀眾更了解創作者於動機、著作權和審美偏好上的區別。是次展覽旨在展現合作攝影在實踐上的複雜性。 In — Between 現正邀請你和我們一起互動創作！
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Narrate your own “In — Between”.
Our collaborative processes are now open for your participation. From several hundred, we have chosen a subset of preferred images. We feel these best exemplify the differing approaches to the “In — Between” which emerged from our efforts. Yet we are also curious about how YOU may narrate the “In — Between”.
Please curate and sequence your own choice of images and attach them in the empty zine books provided. Use the pens to add as much written detail as you want. Rather than the wall, create within the confines that the book provides. Then, leave them in the gallery for us and others to see and be influenced by.
敍述你的 In — Between。
我們邀請你參與我們的共同創作：我們從幾百張圖像中篩選出一些作品。我們認為那些圖像最能體現 In — Between 不同創作方法，而我們想知你會怎樣敍述 In — Between。