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"Recomposing" Solo exhibition of Jaffa LAM Laam
《重整》林嵐個人作品展
2013.05.16 - 2013.07.03
Opening Reception: 2013.05.16 (Thursday) / 6:00 pm
The A·lift Gallery 'CHECKPOINT'



The A‧lift Gallery ‘CHECKPOINT’ is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Hong Kong artist, Jaffa LAM Laam on May 2013. It will be her new exhibition after her solo show in Hong Kong Arts Centre and 'PLATFORM' Shenzhen this year. The exhibition will feature a number of works including sculptures and installations, which some of them have not been exhibited before. She will try to put together different elements where it can provide viewers a deep insight into her years of practices.

This is the extension exhibition or prequel of my second solo in Hong Kong Arts Center: Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver. Time occupies a very important role in my work, not only about the duration of long process of work, but also about the “rumination” which means re-chewing my readymade work in concept and outlook after certain period. “Recycling” my own is kind of daily practice in past 10 years.

Personally, creation is not making breakthrough on the art, but a private record of my own. Being a member of this society, every individual record counts and helps to compose the symphony of the society.

In last past ten years, my main approach on art was formed gradually, which is focus on response to society issue with the backbone of history. Beside of that, I’ve been working in small exercises for my own satisfaction without grant meaning. Usually, these works couldn’t finished due to many reasons, but somehow could bring out a new story or thought while setting with other works which made in another period. They look like preliminary arrangement of the solo show mentioned above.

Maybe, it shows my belief of art. Living in art is not a cliché but a long life practice, what you could find in the show is the daily life feeling of a human being rather than just an artist. The composition of some works in this exhibition shows is a personal view and murmuring underneath or behind a contemporary artist.



Opening Reception:
16th May 2013 (Thursday) 18:00 – 20:00


Address: G/F, 24C, Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.



提藝廊「CHECKPOINT」將於五月展出香港藝術家林嵐之個人作品展,是次展覽是繼她於香港藝術中心以及深圳「PLATFORM」的個展後,於香港的延續展出。展覽將包括她一些過往未曾展出的舊作,並嘗試於展覽空間中拼合它們,整理出她歷年的創作思緒。

「這是續香港藝術中心個展的延伸展,亦可以說是前傳。我所做的藝術作品不是一次性的,除了將成品(ready work)改做,亦將概念重新譜寫,我稱之為『反芻』。回收自已的作品已是長期的習慣。

對我來說,創作並不是作品的突破,而是個人成長的記錄。因為我就是生長在這個社會上的一員,看自已亦看社會。

在前幾年間,我創作的大理念大致形成對社會歴史的回應,另一方面,我不斷地在工作室里試做了很多小的習作,這些小東西的背後沒有巨大的社會意義,也不是每次都能把想的都做出來了,很多作品做到一半時,已因為很多原因要停止, 到了另一個時候再拿出來看時,或和不同時段的作品交錯著,總有另一番風味,帶來另一種思考的可能性。現在看來,那好像都是為今年年初那個大展穿針引線。

這也許是我的生活態度。我的生活已和藝術創作早已無法割裂,所思所想,所怨所恨都在作品中找到痕跡。這次也找來幾件來放在一起,去看看近幾年的想法。如果說要看當下的藝術人在想其麼,那可能是要來看這個展覽的原因吧。」



展覽酒會
2013年5月16日(星期四)下午6時至8時

地址︰香港上環太平山街 24C 地舖