Friday, June 10, 2011

Far from Fong exhibition

1I'm invited to be part of a exhibition about Chinese/dutch artist who got inspired by Fong Leng.I've worked one month on a video projection which I call "Four Seasons" Which visualize the dutch season in clothing and weather condition using
computer rendering techniques. Come to "Het Gemaal" and check out.

starting from 09/06/2011 to 27/08/2011

opening of Exhibition Far From Fong
- Exhibition design / Tangram Dining / Mungbean Couch made by Dada

9 juni t/m 27 augustus 2011
Opening: donderdag 9 juni, 20.00uur

Fenmei Hu, Khitan, Erwin Kho, Fong-Leng, Kwannie Tang, Zhen Tian en Dada Wang.

TENT/CBK presents in South Rotterdam project space Het Gemaal op Zuid topical work by young Chinese-Dutch artists. How do these fashion designers, illustrators, artists and designers deal with their cultural background?

The legendary fashion designer Fong-Leng was born almost seventy years ago in ‘de Kaap’ (Katendrecht, Rotterdam) to Chinese-Dutch parents. She became world-famous for a spectacular series of coats and dresses in which oriental techniques and motifs were combined into a totally stylish look for the Dutch beau monde at that time. Now, forty years later, a new generation of artists are creating a distinct profile for themselves and, in the spirit of Fong-Leng, are drawing on their cultural roots to sketch a contemporary image of our society.

In Het Gemaal op Zuid, based around two monumental gowns by Fong-Leng, a podium is offered to six contemporary Chinese-Dutch artists from various disciplines. The exhibition space is designed by interior architect Dada Wang as a mise en scène, a living room setting in which the artists’ works are placed and where Fong-Leng’s dresses function as colourful personages.

Gemaal op Zuid
Pretorialaan 141
3072 EL Rotterdam Zuid
T +31 010 290 7605
Wednesday – Saturday
11.00 – 17.00 hrs
Admission is free

Far From Fong came about thanks in part to Programma Cultuurbereik dienst Kunst & Cultuur, Museum Rotterdam, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam, School voor Fotografie, Wendelien Daan, Ferry van der Nat and China op de Kaap festival. With special thanks to Fong-Leng.

Het Gemaal op Zuid is an initiative of TENT/CBK, Kosmopolis Rotterdam and Museum Rotterdam and is supported by the Pact op Zuid programme and housing corporation Vestia.