Lam Tung-pang: The Curiosity Box

When 13 Jun 2013 - 21 Dec 2013
Where Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Enquiry 415.986.1822

Lam Tung Pang, The Curiosity Box (2013). Courtesy of the artist.

June 13 – December 21, 2013

This summer the Chinese Culture Foundation is proud to present Hong Kong artist and 2013 Asian Cultural Council Fellow, Lam Tung-pang who will debut his Curiosity Box in the U.S.

The Curiosity Box is an experiment originated in Lam Tung-pang’s apartment during his recent artist residency in the US. The project reflects the artist’s attempt to turn his living space into a creative lab for documenting and sharing his internal psyche with the public.

As one of the most important rising stars from the Pacific region, Lam’s work demonstrates how an individual navigates and negotiates in a constantly changing environment. The captivating illustrations veil the critical distance the artist creates between realities. Chinese Culture Foundation’s Curator and Artistic Director, Abby Chen says the following about the program: “Without compromising sensitivity and imagination, Lam injects a fresh energy to ignite the cultural conversation for our city and Hong Kong. His unique perspective of surroundings is what we look forward the most this summer.” Lam will also donate a new piece to the Chinese Culture Foundation inspired by the city of San Francisco.

About Lam Tung-pang:
Lam Tung-pang was born in Hong Kong and currently lives and works there. He studied Fine Art at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with an MA at Central St. Martins College of Art in London. He has been awarded numerous scholarship and awards, including Arts Scholarship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2003) and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards (2009). Lam has exhibited worldwide and has exhibited in both private and public collections, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Deutsche Bank, and commissioned work by the Hong Kong Legislative Council. He is traveling in the US on an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, producing work derived from his time within American cultural institutions and museums, and continuing to incorporate his knowledge and observations into his practice.

About the Chinese Culture Foundation:
The mission of the Chinese Culture Foundation is to influence culture through art and education. The Foundation itself as a platform for self expression and innovation, promoting insight and inspiration through cross-cultural experiences. Since 1981, the Foundation has increasingly developed programs of contemporary relevance while continuing to explore, envision, and connect progressive perspectives on Chinese and Chinese American art and heritage.

The title sponsor for The Curiosity Box is the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco and the project is made possible by Asian Cultural Council, The Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, and the San Francisco Foundation.

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