Normalised: Associate Degree Visual Arts Exhibition
In many people’s eyes, art is the product of “pointless moaning and groaning”. The public often doubts the necessity of artworks or criticizes creators for being over-sentimental and exaggerated. Yet to artists, the process of creation originates from their inner feelings that must be expressed. Through endless self-scrutiny and hollowing the soul, they unveil questions posed on oneself or even the society, which is much more than mere moaning and groaning. This exhibition displays photographs and sculptures from 28 students, who record their own “moaning and groaning” with art to figure out the answers to the questions that they have been concerning in the pursuit of liberation.
Hong Kong Baptist University Master of Arts in Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition Re: spire will take place from Sunday 15 July to Sunday, 29 July 2018 at the extensive site of Academy of Visual Arts at Kai Tak Campus, showcasing artworks with a high diversity of medium from 23 students from two concentrations, namely Studio & Media Arts and Craft & Design.
Capturing the spirit of the students’ creative artistic process, the exhibition title Re: spire – a word often used to describe breath but also when broken down into two parts “Re” and “Spire” reflects the process of inspiring and re-inspiring – which showcases the students’ new perspectives, processes and ideas in artistic creation.
The exhibition showcases artworks with a high diversity of medium ranging from drawing, illustration, painting, photography, prints, video and sound, sculpture/objects art, textile and fabric, and installation in a combination of different media from 19 MA in Visual Arts final year graduates and 4 MA in Visual Arts first year students. Each piece of artwork takes a different approach to investigate contemporary art.
Featuring selected artworks from the students of the Art in the 20th Century courses (VART2305, VART2306) of the Academy of Visual Arts, Footprints of Art in the Community is an exhibition that traces a journey through the exploration of local art, culture, history and heritages around us in Hong Kong. This exhibition displays our research and artworks including short documentary videos, visual diaries and a handmade book, which tell you the history and the stories behind various local communities’ art and old architecture, and their relationship with the people living there. Every community has its own unique cultural identities because of its exceptional geographical features. Art and architecture also reflect their changes and development.
The AVA faculty comes from a range of cultures and visual arts disciplines – contemporary art, architecture, design, public art, sculpture, painting, Chinese arts, moving image, sound art, photography, ceramics, glass, jewellery, illustration, and more......