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Digital art in HK, Chi Wing-lo@Kwai Fung Salone & in the studio: Sea Island Ferry x MOA

2022-06-18

Digital art in HK, Chi Wing-lo@Kwai Fung Salone & in the studio: Sea Island Ferry x MOA

2022-06-18
The enthusiasm in the art world for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, continues. According to “The Art Market 2022” report, the value of NFT sales on the Ethereum, Flow and Ronin blockchains grew from US$4.6 million in 2019 to US$11 billion in 2021. The value of cryptocurrency has seen a lot of volatility lately, but the digital database and the technology itself: blockchain in the form of a public ledger, has made major inroads in the art market. It has also brought digital art to the fore, and that has brought new opportunities even for some Hong Kong artists.

Hong Kong born Lo Chi-wing studied architecture at Harvard University. For decades, with his Italy-based company Dimensione Chi Wing Lo he’s focused predominantly on furniture design. Now based in Athens, Greece, he has also over the years developed a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, interior design, furniture, object design and sculpture. He says he sees his objects and sculptures as “artefacts from an imaginary civilisation”. Many of them are on show until the end of July at Kwai Fong Salone in Tai Kwun in the exhibition: “Angels from Infinity”. Inspired by his childhood growing up in a small fishing village in the Eastern part of Hong Kong, the works, Lo says, represent his “angels”: spiritual companions that have guided and accompanied him since his youth, allowing him to escape from the mundanity of time and his surroundings.

It’s 60 years since Hong Kong’s City Museum and Art Gallery, later split into the Museum of History and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, opened in City Hall.
To celebrate that anniversary, the Hong Kong Museum of Art has organised a series of events, including the exhibition “In-between”, that features items from its four core collections. The exhibition also features a collaboration with local musical ensemble Sea Island Ferry.

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