Saturday, 5 May 2012

Daydreaming with paper

Paper Tales, presented by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (Dec '11 - Jan '12) and Daydreaming with... the Hong Kong edition presented by FutureIndustries (now showing until 7 June '12) both at ArtisTree, Taikoo Place, feature curiously similar flights of fancy.

The former, focussing on paper as a medium, had a distinctly crafty vibe, whereas the über-cool latter combines multi-sensory art in subtle and... less subtle ways. The former showcased local artists and students; the latter, international cross-disciplinary artistic heavyweights including the curators themselves, James Lavelle and Simon Birch. Despite this apparent difference in calibre I spotted some shared visual and conceptual themes. See what you think:

Left: Daydreaming with...                                             Right: Paper Tales

More thematic crossovers in exhibitions recently: bicycles and rubbings.

More paper daydreams...

If you like illustration and language, let me draw your attention to another local talent, Sasha and her new site of visual aphorisms: it's fun to know.

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