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Hong Kong — March 27, 2019 – Oui.Gallery, Hong Kong Central’s newest gallery ‘emerging’ artists with innovative art shows, announced a group show, Cantocore, opening Friday featuring Matt Hope’s Zerowaste project showing results as “Entropic Bodies” cooling suits available in Hope Coins and Guided Drawings. Cantocore is the re-emergence of the hard core canto style “Cantocore”. The show also features the work of Hong Kong native Kingson Chan Kin-Sing’s stained glass panel diving into religious subjects and “Mente morbida” paintings from post-street-art turned contemporary artist Gianluca “Barlo” Crudele. Representing Saint Louis is artist technologist moving to the “New Bay Area” to get closer to technology innovation is Ann Johnson’s LED performance cape, on-site.
“Oui.Gallery has arrived in Central Hong Kong,” said Redelle Lee, Oui.Gallery Director and Co-founder. “With Tai Kwun Contemporary and the flow of new construction in central, Oui also are part of the creative solution bringing commercial art to your home & office. Cantocore is about the effect of the greater Pearl River Delta on the region and world. The four artists all new work is effected by the hard core effects of our Canto culture and heritage, sci-fi now.”
Already all week artist Matt Hope and Fabricatorz have been gathering e-waste in Central Hong Kong. This e-waste has been turned into cooling suits and continues the rest of the week. The final results Matt Hope is showing as “Entropic Bodies” suits at Oui.Gallery Cantocore. Alongside Hope’s cooling suits are a set of drawings being collected internationally as plans for future Matt Hope artworks.
“Matt Hope’s new era artwork is #zerowaste,” said Jon Phillips, Oui.Gallery Co-founder and technologist. “From his guided drawings made in deep concentration considering the effects of human intervention on earth to the current zerowaste breakerspace happenings during Hong Kong Art Week, Matt Hope’s work is the leading cultural production and development ideology reshaping this century in the New Bay Area and world.”
Cantocore opens with private invite-only invites Friday, March 29 at 8 pm and runs until 10 pm. The following day the show opens to the public from 10 am until 3 pm. On Saturday, March 30, Oui.Gallery is holding Oui.Talk artist talk between Matt Hope, Gianluca “Barlo” Crudele, Kingson Chan and the public from 3 – 5 pm.
About Matt Matt Hope
Matt Hope (born 1976, London, U.K.) lives and works in Beijing, China. Hope received his M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 2004. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Art Lights up Life: People’s Power Station – Lighting Up Project, Guangzhou, China, 2016; Sun Dragon Hardware, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015; and Spectrum Divide, Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2012. Selected recent group exhibitions include Desert Island – Epicenter Projects, Coachella Valley Art Center Indio, California, 2017; Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China, 2017; BI-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, Shenzhen, China, 2016; BOOSTER: Art Sound Machine, MARTA Herford Contemporary Art Museum, Herford, Germany, 2016; The Solutions, International Design Exhibition, Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China, 2011; and What if, Beijing International Design Triennial, China National Museum, Beijing, China, 2011. https://matthope.org
About Kingson Chan Kin-Sing
Lives and works in Hong Kong. Kingson uses a number of approaches and uses a wide range of different media such as drawing, photography, video installation, performance, objects, also initiating projects that involve the public. His work is very idiosyncratic and is involved with a mixture of autobiography, documentary and anthropology; he addresses relationships between cultural significances, differences, and belief systems.
Awarded British Council 60th Anniversary scholarship in 2009 to pursue study Master of Art, Fine Art, in Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, United Kingdom. Chinese University of Hong Kong BA-Fine Arts (Hons) and Hong Kong Baptist University BBA-Marketing (Hons).
Worked as a member of production team for a cultural event “Detour” and in Ai Weiwei studio for art project management. He sets up his own studio for art creation in 2017.
About Gianluca “Luca” Crudele
Gianluca Crudele is an Italian painter and designer based in Hong Kong. “Luca” is also a well known street artist that goes under the name “Mr. Barlo”
About Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson is a St. Louis based artist using technology to create luminous sculptures with analog circuitry and electronics. Fascinated by the intersection of art and technology, she is constanty studying. Currently, she is practically studying electrical engineering at Washington University, in order to be able to create more emerging technology artworks and innovations. She is a member of Qi Hardware and her path towards the New Bay Area and Shenzhen, is unstoppable.
Oui.Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery featuring emerging artists and making innovative shows in Hong Kong and Saint Louis. Oui.Gallery Hong Kong is located at 10/fl 1009 Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong https://oui.gallery
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