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Lumenvisum initiated the Artist and Photographer Conversation Series in 2011 to serve as a platform for cross-disciplinary dialogue, each time conjuring a collaborative exhibition as the creative outcome.

“Contrast” is the seventh edition of the Artist and Photographer Conversation Series. In the last half a year, veteran photographer, producer and director Peter Yung and multifaceted visual artist Tam Wai Ping have engaged in deep dialogues on their artistic ideas and practices. Both eminent artists in their own fields, they have found kindred spirits in each other in their sharing towards photography and creative process. In the exhibition, Yung and Tam attempt to demonstrate their own photographic approach over the years through different series of works.

Exhibition period:20.5 – 25.6.2017

Opening reception:20.5.2017 (Sat) 5-7pm

Artist’s talk:20.5.2017 (Sat) 3-4:30pm


About the Artists:

Tam Wai Ping

TAM Wai Ping, born in Hong Kong. Graduated from University of Reading in 1991, and completed his postgraduate study from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London in 1995. He serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tam Wai Ping’s early work “My Real Life Series explores the definition of reality and records the complexity of individual life, instigating the ideas of “Truth”. Second Reality attempts to exemplify “Real”, which is, the situational difference between “Fact” and “Reality”. In face with the hardships of reality, Dream is a self-experience through observation of the lives of others, and invokes one’s observation towards others and society at the same time. Temple and Life Pilgrimages have been exploring the relationship between “Individual and Land” that attempts an insight into history and modern life, leading to the investigation of modernity in Asian values. The recent interest looks at the relationships between “Text”, “Object” and “Image”, it re-evaluates how art can serve as a cognitive experience.

Tam works in various media, and is notable for his photography, installation and environmental art. His works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, France and USA.

Peter Yung

Peter Yung was born in Hong Kong, is a distinguished photographer and filmmaker. He was educated at the Los Angeles Arts Centre College of Design and studied under Hollywood cinematographer and two-times Oscar winner, James Wong Howe. He has staged seven one-man photographic exhibitions sponsored by prestigious art and cultural organizations and has also published five books. His first publication “Termination” (1980) was added to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum collection in 2000. The other four books published by Oxford University Press are “Xinjiang – The Silk Road: Islam’s Overland Route to China” (1986), “Autumn Floods” (1989), “Bazaars of the Chinese Turkestan” (1997) and “Angkor the Khmers in Ancient Chineses Annals” (2000).

As filmmaker, Peter has made documentary films about a wide range of subjects, from the life of old Chinese community in Northern California to the wildlife and primitive tribes in Indonesia, New Guinea and Tibet, from drug and smuggling in Hong Kong, to opium warlords such as Khun Sa and Lo Hsing Han in Burma and Golden Triangle.

He has also made his mark in and out of China over the years and has produced, directed and co-written five feature films which has been featured at the Berlin International Film Festival, Los Angeles Filmex, the Manila Film Festival, the Canada Film Festival, India Film Festivals as well as the Hong Kong International Film Festival.


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