Well, you can have what's left of mine - KWAN Sheung-Chi Solo Exhibition
In the room there are a lot of things K didn’t take away when K left.
On the night table there is a big, brown butterfly shaped hairslide. Simple hairpins without any kind of decoration are scattered around the room. Aside the washstand some neatly arranged bottles of facial cleanser, face cream, sunblock and lotion covered with a thin layer of dust. The stockings are drying in the corner by the window constantly dripping water at the tips. Two porcelain piglet coin banks are standing on the floor. One is almost full and the other just a few coins in it. A pair of unfinished woollen gloves that who had knitted for unknown. The finger parts are either a little short or long, wide or narrow irrationally. On the postcards K sent me from Miami, “hey” and “hi” has been written on it in perfect, tiny characters that are just a bit too precisely formed. The table has two ashtrays on it. One of them is filled with ashes at two centimeters height. Between the two ashtrays lays a box of Marlboro with one of the cigarette missing. The little flowers K picked by the pond at the station are all dry, still plugged in a Duralex glass. On the table, there is also a notepad and pen, with some numbers on the pad that meaning unknown. On the wall hung a calendar, the distant scene on it is almost completely faded.
X, XXXX,..XX XX, XX
..K left all the things and presents, only took away a set of Capital which I have never read. Two t-shirts were washed. One was dyed with the colour of the other one. After a shower, there were finger traces on the moist mirror. The bathroom was as wet as now when K's finger tracing on the mirror.
,..an old porn movie disc, we brought it for $120 from a old lady selling old stuffs on street, she gave us posters as well, X XXX.
..the dream without a name left in my memory,.. K told the story very detail, does K still remember what has seen.
At last I saw the hands in the clock moving slowly XXXX I no longer in the room...
About the artist
KWAN Sheung Chi was born in 1980, Hong Kong. He obtained a third honor B.A. degree in Fine Art from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. He failed in applying the MFA programme from the CUHK in 2004 and 2007. In 2000 he was named the “King of Hong Kong New Artist”. In 2002 “Kwan Sheung Chi Touring Series Exhibitions, Hong Kong” was toured in 10 major exhibition venues in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Art Centre presented “A Retrospective of Kwan Sheung Chi”. He was also a founding member of local art groups, Hong Kong Arts Discovery Channel (HKADC),hkPARTg (Political Art Group) and Woofer Ten. In 2009, He had been awarded the Starr Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council, to take part in an international residency program in New York, USA. He is the winner of the inaugural “HUGO BOSS ASIA ART” in 2013.
1980年生於香港。2003年畢業於香港中文大學藝術系，並獲三等榮譽文學士學位。2004年及2007年報讀中文大學藝術碩士課程失敗。2000年起成為「香港藝術新人王」。2002年「關尚智香港巡迴展」於香港十個主要展覽場地巡迴展出，並於香港藝術中心舉辦「關尚智回顧展」。他亦曾是本地藝術團體「香港藝術搜索頻道（HKADC）」、「政藝小組」，及「活化廳」的創辦成員。2009年獲得亞洲文化協會給予Starr Foundation Fellowship交流獎金，前往美國紐約參加國際藝術家留駐計劃。2013年「HUGO BOSS亞洲藝術大獎」首屆得獎者。
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