Exhibition Date: 12 Apr – 2 July 2018

Venue: 3/F Au Shue Hung Memorial Library, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

Exhibition Opening Hours: Service Hours of HKBU Library

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.

Have you ever dreamed you were running along the “Wedding Card Street”, but woke up with a feeling of sadness and loss? Have you ever thought about the reasons for the decline and sudden disappearance of the dazzling Ritz Nightclub and its transformation into a peaceful residential area? Community art and historic buildings have inextricable connections with our daily lives. In this exhibition, we present both existing and no longer existing artworks and historic buildings through various media and experience these vibrant and unique artistic neighborhoods together.

This exhibition is generated with the supervision and assistance of Dr. Sarah Ng, Manfred Xiao and Andy Cheng. Special thanks to Dr. James Ellis for his comments and advice.

Curatorial team: Mindy Lui, Val Yang, Tess Mo, Amy Fan, Connie Lee

「藝林築  – 香港社區藝術與歷史建築

視覺藝術院「二十世紀藝術」(VART2305、VART2306)的六十五名同學於本次展覽探索及討論本地社區藝術和歷史建築。這次展覽展出了他們共同創作的作品和研究成果,旨在透過不同的媒介,例如介紹不同社區藝術和歷史建築的短片、圖文並茂的手工書以及根據社區中的藝術品或歷史建築而創作的視覺筆記、本地近百年以來的社區藝術和歷史建築的特色、歷史以及它們與社區的關係,帶領觀眾了解香港的本土文化與昔日的流金歲月。因得天獨厚的地理位置和中西文化交融的背景,香港不同的社區都展現著獨有的文化特色和風采。受時間洗禮的藝術品與歷史建築,見證著時代的興衰與變遷,向人們訴說著過去的故事,展現着時代的烙印。

您可曾試過夢見自己忽然在“囍帖街”奔走,清醒時又驚覺一陣惘然若失?您是否會感到驚訝,曾經令人眼花撩亂的麗池夜總會,如何銷聲匿跡而變作眼前寧靜安逸的住宅區?社區藝術和歷史建築與我們的生活息息相關,密不可分。本次展覽把不復存在及現有的社區藝術和歷史建築,以不同形式再次呈現在您的眼前,以互動形式向您娓娓道來,希望能藉本展覽帶領您們一起感受香港濃厚而獨特的藝術氣息。

在此衷心感謝策展顧問吳秀華博士、蕭文衍、鄭浩東的指導和協助,並共同完成是次展覽的整合,也感謝James Ellis博士對是次展出作品的寶貴意見。

策展團隊: 雷恩兒、楊雪怡、毛穎芯、樊汝卿、李康悅