The Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is delighted to present the ‘eight∞n: The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Graduation Show 2021’, which will be held from 12 July to 30 July 2021 in Gallery I of the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The artworks of 18 graduates will be exhibited.
The exhibition is titled ‘eight∞n’, suggesting that the path of art pursuit is boundless and endless. In the 2-year process of art learning, the 18 graduates have inspired and supported each other, empowered by the spark of art, and turned that into infinite possibilities. The number ‘8’, rotated horizontally, is turned into the symbol of infinity ‘∞’. ‘Infinity’ derives from the Latin word ‘infinitas’, which has the meaning of ‘limitless extent’. Same with art – not constrained by pre-existing concepts and media, art demonstrates its quality of inclusiveness. As such, infinite inspirations, strength and possibilities are to be found. Believing that art is irreplaceable in the era of fluctuation and uncertainty, the graduates explore their own propositions with a vision to the unknown future.
The 18 graduates include: Elize Chan, Jess Chau, Keith Cheng, Hay Cheung, Jady Cheung, Joseli Cheung, Ceci Fok, Chantal Fok, Hana Gui, Carmen Hui, Vincent Lai, Giraffe Leung, Henry Poon, Coco Ray, Haynie Sze, Elaine Tang, Chris Wong and Sanchez Yang. Coming from various backgrounds and carrying different stories, such as being a mother, a teacher, a film art director, a designer, an architect, or a Chinese medicine practitioner, the graduates extend their creativity through different media including painting, photography, video and mixed media installation.
Among such, Ceci Fok’s graduation work ‘What the Zoo’ has just been exhibited outside the campus in a dual exhibition. Ceci is a practicing film art director. In her work, she transformed the two-storey art space into a movie set for visitors’ own experience. Her work was inspired by the unlocked cages of animals in the zoo. The domesticated creatures will choose to remain in the cage even if it is not locked.
Another graduate, Giraffe Leung, has lately been regarded as an emerging star in the art field. During the course years, he has been continuing to respond to social issues with art forms and has aroused widespread attention. His graduation work ‘Not a Community Guided Tour’, exploring the relationship between people and society through art, will also be exhibited.
For more information and photos of the graduates’ works, please refer to the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sQcJF1GqURCNPQygtHo8CtF6WwFp2y1g?usp=sharing
‘eight∞n’ – Master of Arts in Fine Arts Graduation Show
Venue: Gallery I, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Sundays and Public Holidays 1pm to 5pm
11 July, 2021, 3pm, at Gallery I, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the opening ceremonies will be by invitation only. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
(The ceremony will be broadcasted online simultaneously on “The Art of CUHK” Facebook page and YouTube channel)
Master of Arts in Fine Arts Year One Exhibition
Venue: Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mondays to Fridays 10am to 5pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Saturdays 10am to 6pm
Sundays 1pm to 6pm
Phone: 852 3943 7615 (Department of Fine Arts)
852 5194 2739 (Giraffe Leung, MAFA Graduation Class representative)
852 9640 5312 (Peggy Chan, MAFA Year One Student representative)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (MAFA Graduation Class)
Atopos.email@example.com (MAFA Year One Class)