- Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:04
At the fourth collaborative exhibition with International Art Moves (IAM), 17 emerging artists from Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) of HKBU showcased their artworks.
The exhibition "Weight Watcher" held in Berlin, Germany from 5 to 15 January 2018 centred on the topic of weight watching on an international, political and societal level.
The works of art comprises diverse media that shares an interest in interaction, forming points of entry into a conversation on art between engaged artists, curators and spectators. Their visions were realised through their personal and collective experiences of life lived in relation to self and power, and reflected their responsibility towards a shared future.
"Weight Watcher" was a showcase of an intensive workshop conducted at the Academy by founders of IAM, Martin Müller and Anne Müller in the summer of 2017, when students had full sight on professional art curation. To plan the exhibition from scratch, participants had a chance to gain hands-on financial planning, exhibition design, promotion and communication, logistical arrangements and team coordination. The six AVA artists including Carmen Cheng, Chim Chi-ho, Tiffany Law, Li Hiuwa, Tom Chung-man and Mandy Wong joined the founders again in Berlin and together they actualised the exhibition in Kunstquartier Bethanien, an influential centre for contemporary art in the cultural melting pot of Berlin Kreuzberg.
Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Berlin Ms Betty Ho and Associate Professor of AVA Mr Peter Benz showed their support at the event's opening.
Through the exhibition, artists and visitors from around the globe shared a genuine in-depth intercultural exchange. "Weight Watcher" created a platform for possibilities, where political issues and cultural diversity were brought into conversations and presented the vibrancy of emerging artists. With the support from international organisations, the exhibition has received encouraging comments.