Tradition to Contemporary 傳統到當代
9/10/2021 – 13/2/2022
Artists: Li Yun-Xia, Lee Huan-Chan, Lau Ming-Han, Lee Keng-Chun, Chen Yan-Ting, Wuba Yang, Meko Cheng
A pair of scissors, a piece of paper,
Paper cutting is an ancient Chinese folk art,
Paper cutting is creating art from hollowing,
Paper cutting embodies the rich flavor of life.
This special art exhibition, “Paper•Cut”features seven well-known established and emerging artists in the paper-cutting genre. They combine traditional and modern forms of paper-cutting, showcasing its traditional beauty and fashionable charm.
In 2009, UNESCO listed paper-cutting in the “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. Today, contemporary paper-cutting is active in the international art scene. Through the works on display, Artspace K hopes that visitors will deepen their understanding and love for the art of paper-cutting.
「剪 ∙ 紙」特展，Artspace K邀請七位知名剪紙界前輩及新銳藝術家，集合傳統與當代的剪紙藝術，綻放出剪紙傳統之美和時尚的魅力。
Exhibition Events 特展活動
Based on traditional paper-cutting techniques, artist Meko Cheng breaks the boundaries of traditional paper-cutting. Extending her creations from flat paper-cutting to three-dimensional form by making use of tension between the surfaces to construct geometric shapes. From traditional red paper to different materials, Cheng will teach us basic paper-cutting techniques, such as ying-yang, symmetrical cutting and the multiple-layer cut-folding method. Participants will be able to combine papers of different colors, as well as use simple tools to transform the 2D paper-cutting into a 3D work, creating a unique and meaningful festive decoration.
Fee: HKD50 per person
As a stage lighting designer and paper-cutting artist, Lau Ming-Hang’s “Pop-up Book Theatre” combines paper-cutting art, theatre and lighting to create a special form of performance. The performance brings together the “movement” of the theatre and the “stillness” of paper-cutting art, integrated by the special effects formed between light setting and paper-cutting. The artist adopts a flexible approach in storytelling to present lively and interesting stories that are suitable for all ages. The performance invites everyone to participate and interact with the artist under the light and shadow following the plot and become one of the creators of the story.
Lunar New Year has been one of the most important festivals in China since days of yore. Every year, walls and doors are fully pasted with red and golden color couplets. In the ancient farming society, “window flowers” played an indispensable part of the New Year. Window flower is paper cut art pasted on the window and this Chinese traditional folk art that sprung up since the Han Dynasty. In this workshop, the traditional paper-cutting master Li Yun-Xia will briefly introduce the background of window flowers and teach the participants basic skills of paper cutting. Participants who are new to paper-cutting can experience the joy of paper-cutting and design a new year’s picture “Lucky Doll” window flower. Participants can bring back the finished product as a decoration for the New Year’s gate god.
Fee: HKD50 per person