Daydreaming with…The Hong Kong Edition, a groundbreaking multi-media exhibition of over 30 local and international award-winning artists, makes its Asia debut at the ArtisTree, from 4 May to 7 June 2012. The pioneering exhibition is proudly supported by Swire Properties, a long-term patron of the arts.
The exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to experience multi-media artworks by leading creatives in Asia such as Cang Xin, Li Wei, Wing Shya, Prodip Leung, Jayne Dyer and Huang Rui, alongside celebrated artists from Europe and the US. This is a unique and visceral exhibition that develops the original concept of the Daydreaming with… James Lavelle London show, which achieved world-wide acclaim in 2010 with its innovative examination of the relationship between art and music.
The Hong Kong edition of Daydreaming with… is curated by James Lavelle (of UNKLE / Mo’Wax fame) & Hong Kong installation artist and painter Simon Birch and presented by Future Industries, an innovative Hong Kong-based art organization. The artists’ have each reacted to exclusive music composed by UNKLE, or have worked alongside Simon Birch and James Lavelle to create new work. The multi-media event which includes film, sculpture, painting and performance, celebrates artforms that cross borders; visitors partake in a multi-sensory dialogue that explores the marriage of music and art.
This exciting new edition of Daydreaming with.. features work by leading European artists such as Jamie Shovlin, fresh from a solo exhibition at London’s Haunch of Venison, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton-Jones, masterly in their manipulation of light to create visually arresting images and Emma Richardson, of Band of Skulls, whose large-scale paintings and drawings examine the human form and symmetry. The exhibition will also debut a new large scale triptych of painting by the acclaimed collective Shynola. Black Dog Films will also curate a room of video-installations in collaboration with UNKLE, including new work by Jonas Åkerlund, Sophie Muller, Factory 15 and Toby Dye.
Alongside this British talent will be an innovative programme of international and Hong Kong artists, including Li Wei, Huang Rui, Prodip Leung, Cang Xin and Wing Shya.