Be 40 Mixed-Media Exhibition


Hong Kong Fringe Club
  • Mon 16-05-2022 to Thu 30-06-2022

Fringe Club

Free Admission


Be 40 is an eclectic collection of mixed-media works by 66 artists who have previously exhibited at the Fringe Club.  For some of the artists, the works recall memories of their first Fringe encounters.
The exhibition also includes works commissioned and collected by the Fringe Club from 1982 until now.  It also features recent works by Frog King, the artist we presented in a solo show at the 2011 Venice Biennale.  Be 40 celebrates the conservation of the old Dairy Farm ice depot and its chimeric transformation over the past 40 years into the Fringe Club of today.
The key image of Be 40 is appropriated from Hokusai’s famous ukiyo-e print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, which shows a way of life, revered and cherished – symbolised by Mount Fiji and the long fishing boats – under imminent threat.  It portrays a moment of great beauty before annihilation by forces beyond human control.  Despite everything, the human spirit still soars like the sea eagle high up above.
Preview: 13 May (Fri) 4-7pm / 14 May (Sat) 2-5pm
Opening: 14 May (Sat) 5-7pm
*Preview & Opening by invitation only.
Public viewing by appointment: 16 May - 30 June (12nn-6pm. Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)
Online Exhibition:
Artistic Director: Benny Chia
Executive Curator: C Ting Chan
Administrator: Catherine Lau
Coordinator: Perry Chock
Curatorial Board:
Wong Shun-kit, Raymond Pang, Tang Hoi-chiu, Kith Tsang, Wong Wo-bik, Joe Li, Hung Keung, Peggy Chan, Janet Fong, Ellen Pau
Special Thanks:
Chau Shik-hung
Participating Artists:
Agnes Pang, Almond Chu, Antonio Mak, armechan, Asako Kasahara, Atelier Pacific, Blanche Ho, Bobby Liu Chi-hang, Brutus Chan, Carol Lee, Caroline Bouquet, Carolyn Fok, Chan Chok-ki, Chan Sai-lok, Charito Helgason, Chau Shik-hung, Chung Ka-chun, Corn Ho Shuk-mei, Danny Liu Wing-hung, David Booth, David Cow, Emily Law, Esther Liu, Frog King, Gail Deayton, Grace Law, HEGuolu, Hiromi Fujiwara, Hong Kong Singers, Hung Keung, Joe Li, John McArthur, John Wong, Jose Manuel Sevilla, KC Wong, Kith Tsang, Lam Hau-yi, Lau Hok-shing, Lau Tak-ming, Leung Mee-ping, Lo Sze-lim, Chris, Luk Shan, Man Mei-to, Manny Yip, Martin Cheung, Nancy Tong, Osbert Lam, Park Eunhe, Peggy Chan Pui-leng, Phillip Hui Kim-ho, Qian Yin-xiao, Raymond Pang, Roy Lee, SaBU SaBu, So Hing-keung, Tai Iat-kuan, Tang Ying-chi, Ting Yu, Tsang Chui-mei, Winnie Davies, Wong Cho-yi, Wong Shun-kit, Wong Tsz-ching, Wong Wo-bik, Wong Yan-kwai, Yeung Tong-lung

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