ツァン・キンワ / 曾建華

Showcase: Tsang Kin-Wah

Dec.12 -16, 2006

  Art-U room is pleased to host a five-day presentation of Honk Kong based artist, Tsang Kin-wah. This special exhibition is designed as a showcase for the emerging artists who come up with a novel idea and creativity.


  In recent years Tsang has developed site-specific installations which consist of covering up the exhibition space with originally designed and hand-printed wallpapers. At first glance, the viewer sees on the walls a retro-fashioned floral patterns, for which Tsang uses William Morris’s designs as reference. However if one has a closer look, he/she will find those elegant petals and leaves are composed by innumerable small letters that forms phrases expressing the people’s cries of anger or despair in a foul tongue.


  His work could be regarded as a device which accuses and gives an opportunity to rethink about our habitual way of cognition towards the images, which overwhelm our daily life and force us to consume them quickly one after another without leaving the time to assume any critical attitude. For Tsang who states ‘art is not emancipated from the world but rather reflect or link with it.’, his work is a means to reconsider the legitimacy, authority and authenticity of the existing views and ideas from a different angle by making issues of ‘image and text’, ‘reality and illusion’ or ‘information and its interpretation’.


●  Opening hours: Tue.-Sat. 12:00-19:00.

●  Reception  & Perforamnce: Dec.15, starts at 18:00.

◼︎ Tsang Kin-Wah also collaborates in the stage design for‘Clavecin + Percussion III’, a concert by Laurent TEYCHENEY(Cembalo) and Takefumi FUJIMOTO(Percussion)

Date: Sunday 17 Dec. from 6PM / Place: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno

Ticket: Takechi Music Company 03-3371-1250, Ticket Pia 0570-02-9990


■ Performance by Lan Hungh-Siang, Tsang Kin-Wah and a graduate of Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music at the reception on Dec.

■ Images from the concert ‘Clavecin + Percussion III’ on Dec.17th. Tsang Kin-wah made a stage design by quoting some phrases from Sappho’s poems. Lan Hungh-Siang gave performances during intermissions.

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