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06 – 19.03.2015
Curated by Lee Lim-Chee

Co-ordination | Lumenvisum

Venue Sponsor | JCCAC

From the curious encounters in the adventurous travels to the Mainland in early 70s, to critical contempt for the commercialised urban conditions of recent years,, the images gathered here might, at their best, make up only a scant and scattered testament to our rapidly changing times. The images are so vividly compelling due to the atmospheric renditions and visual effects. The rather meandering trajectory of the artistic development has, in effect, drawn out of its own scope of exploration over the years, cumulated in a rich body of work that covers a diverse range of subject areas of social import. The impact of the works is enhanced through the utilisation of distinctive, expressive style, while meticulous attention is given to the most fleeting of impressions and, time and time again, brings out unexpected and compelling insights.

About the artist
Alfred Ko Chi-Keung, born in 1953 in Hong Kong, studied photography at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada. He returned to Hong Kong in 1977 and has worked as a freelance photographer ever since. In the same year he started teaching part-time at the Design Polytechnic University – Design/Photography Dept., Extramural Studies Department of Chinese University, First Institute and Chingying Design School. In the late seventies, Ko founded with friends the FOTOCINE School of Photography and the Photo Centre, which were to become the nurturing ground for numerous professional photographers in Hong Kong. Apart from being awarded “Photographer of the Year” presented by Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1992, his photo album “Palace Museum – The Forbidden City” has won the “Champion Book of the Year Awards” and the “Best Produced English Language Book” presented by the Hong Kong Urban Council in 1982 and 1984 respectively, and the collaborative work “Nouvelle Chinese Cuisine” won the “Champion Cook Book of the Year” in 1989, also presented by the Hong Kong Urban Council. Ko has participated in many group and solo exhibitions locally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include “Hong Kong, China” (1993), “The Blues” (1997) , “Nocturne” (2008) and “Agoraphobia” ( 2012 ). Ko is the founding member of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers, acted as its Chairman during 1989-1992 and at present Honourable Member. He is currently Chairman of Hong Kong Photograohic Culture Association. His works are collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and private collectors.

About the Curator
Lee Lim Chee has worked for many years in the field of graphic design and has recently ventured into other areas relating to creativity and visual culture studies. Besides devoting consistent efforts in research works on a wide range of topics, he also writes occasionally.

06 – 12.03.2015

Claustrophobia (2008 – 2015) + Agoraphobia (2009 – 2015)
13 – 19.03.2015

Home Coming (1977-1990) + Grey Duration (2011- )

Opening Reception

06.03.2015 (Fri)      6 – 8:30 pm

Conversation With the Artist

14.03.2015 (Sat)      3 – 4:30 pm
Gallery Opening Hours

11 am – 7 pm

L0 Gallery, JCCAC
No. 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon