The Hong Kong-Mainland China border is permanently changing—a fact reiterated by the news announcing the large-scale reduction of the Frontier Closed Area in phases in early 2012. Established in 1951, this closed zone was expanded once in 1962, now being shrunk and re-aligned again. Crossing the border has been made simple and easy, while the increase in various kinds of cross-border activity and encounter has pushed the tension between the both sides to the brink. Yet, we are seemingly unable to grasp the transformations all the while.
Ng Hon Hei, Terry was born in Hong Kong in 1981, having received his Postgraduate Diploma in Photography from HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education in 2012 and is currently studying Master of Visual Arts (Studio Arts & Extended Media) at Hong Kong Baptist University. Border is the first of his trilogy on the Hong Kong-Mainland relationship, initiated in the midst of the growing conflict between the two sides in mid-2012. The series was first exhibited at the Lianzhou International Photography Festival 2013 as part of the group exhibition ‘Yuen Yeung – Contemporary Photography Exhibition by Seven Hong Kong Artists,’ and later at the postgraduate diploma graduate show ‘See-Saw-Seen’ at Hong Kong Central Library in 2014. Having ruminated over the implications of the border for three years, this exhibition conceivably is a more precise depiction of Ng’s nuanced review of the border, while serving as well as a small retrospective of the young artist’s endeavour.
29.8.2015 (Sat) 3 – 5 pm
29.8 – 11.10.2015
12.9.2015 (Sat) 3 – 4.30 pm
Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, 2013
‘Photography as Social Intervention’ Workshop
12.9.2015 (Sat) 4.45 – 6.45 pm
‘Journey to the Border’ Photo Field Trip
20.9.2015（Sun）2 – 5 pm
Max. no. of people: 10
Fee: Free of Charge
Registration: 2777 8766 ｜ email@example.com
Both activities conducted in Cantonese. Please contact us if you have any special language needs.