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Sending you our Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Christmas!
(New cohort introduction 5 out of 6)
 
Introducing our 2019 ACC Fellows
 
Active in the contemporary arts scenes in Shanghai and Hong Kong respectively, we are delighted to introduce visual arts duo Birdhead, and musician & composer Mak Kai Chung, Mickey (aka Mike Orange). To view the full list of 2019 ACC fellows from mainland China and Hong Kong, click here.

Birdhead (left) and Mak Kai Chung (right)
 
Birdhead | Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellowship
 
Birdhead is an artist duo founded in 2004 by Song Tao and Ji Weiyu, both graduates of the Shanghai Art and Crafts School. Their artistic practices are based on photographs but also beyond the philosophy of photography. Capturing all beings around them, Birdhead digests and applies the thinking mode of conceptual art into the context of their image interpretation. By combining the photographic matrix, collage, particular mounting technique and so on, Birdhead delivers a “Birdhead world” in various exhibition spaces and humanistic environment. Presented as matrices, tiled in large arrays, or assembled into collages of new and traditional images and poetry, each bricolage is driven by a distinctive Birdhead semiotics. They have been internationally presented at: ShanghART Singapore, The Avant-Garde is Not Afraid of a Long March (2019), Tate Modern, Living Cities (2017), The 7th edition Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism | Architecture (2017), The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art (2012), MoMA, New Photography (2012), and Illuminations, The 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Birdhead was also nominated at the inaugural Hugo Boss Asia Art Award (2013). ACC’s support will enable the duo to travel to Hong Kong and, using their documentary approach, capture a broad range of subjects such as snapshots of daily lives, activities and travels, to explore Hong Kong’s multi-faceted identity.
Mak Kai Chung, Mickey (aka Mike Orange) | HKETONY-ACC Fellowship 
 
Musician and composer, Mak Kai Chung’s music journey began when he played the flute at age six, then established himself as a composer, guitarist, and keyboardist of the indie-rock band Chochukmo in 2008. Striving to broaden his music vision, he began his inter-disciplinary practice by collaborating with some of Hong Kong’s leading institutions and performing art productions. In 2014, he was invited to be the music curator of the West Kowloon Freespace Festival, and was also composer and music director for the following projects: Windmill Grass Theatre’s Lazy People Are Always Lazy (2015), No Place Like Home (2018); Theatre Horizon’s The Black and Blue of a Man (2016), Requiem (2019); Hong Kong Ballet’s Carmen (2017), and more recently House Music Lab at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (2019). In 2016, he kicked off his own project “Mike Orange & the Universe Travellers”, exploring further possibilities in composing instrumental and electronic music. He aspires to broaden audiences’ appreciation to a wider variety of music, in hopes that his contribution will add diversity to Hong Kong’s music ecology. ACC’s support will enable Mak to seek new inspiration from meeting peers in the field while exploring the diverse music scene in New York.
 
Our Annual Report is Now Available Online!
 

We invite you to take a closer look at the work of ACC in 2018. To our alumni who sparkle the annual report with your fascinating photos, we send you our utmost gratitude for your contribution. Thank you!
ACC Fellows Annual Exhibition 2020


Heart of Autumn #4, Wucius Wong (1971 Fellow)
 
ACC collaborates with Alisan Fine Arts in presenting ACC Fellows Annual Exhibition to celebrate the diverse talents of the ACC family. In our coming second edition, we are honored to have the participation from the following alumni: Cai Wen-You & Cai Kuoqiang (1995 Fellow), Ho Siu Kee (2000 Fellow), Isa Ho (2013 Fellow), Mao Xuhui  (2000 Fellow), and Wucius Wong (1971 Fellow). We are also happy to have the support from alumni in the performing arts field. Percussionist Louis Siu (2005 Fellow) and composer Joyce Tang (2017 Fellow) will jointly create a concert for the exhibition.

Part of the proceeds of the exhibition will be donated to The Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellowship.


ACC Fellows Annual Exhibition 2020
Date: January 13 - February 4, 2020
Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Closed Sun & public holidays)
Location: Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

- Private Preview & Opening Reception- 
Date: January 13, 2020 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

- Concert in Gallery- 
Date: February 11, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

More details will be announced shortly.
We wish the following ACC fellows the very best in their fellowship journeys commencing this month in the US!


Gu, Jiani
Choreographer
2019 ACC–BCAF Fellowship

 
Fredie Chan Ho Lun            
Documentary filmmaker             
2018 Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Fellowship


Mak Kai Chung, Mickey (aka Mike Orange)
Composer and musician
2019 HKETONY-ACC Fellowship
Exhibitions
Architectural Representation in Chinese Contemporary Art
11.30.19 - 12.9.19
Miami

Birdhead
Visual Art | 2019 Fellow
The Great Movement
11.15.19 - 1.9.20
Hong Kong

Ellen Pau
Film | 1991 Fellow
The Situation of Learning
12.5.19 - 1.11.20
Hong Kong

Leung Chin Fung, Jeff
Curator | 2012 Fellow
Hui Ngo Shan, Steve

Music | 2016 Fellow
The Way of Chopsticks: Coming of Age
11.11.19 - 1.11.20
Beijing

Song Dong
Visual Art | 2005 Fellow
Yin Xiuzhen
Visual Art | 1997 Fellow
Boundless Encounters - the 3rd Hangzhou Triennale of Fiber Art
11.26.19 - 2.10.20
Zhejiang

Xing Danwen
Photography | 1998 Fellow
A beast, a god, and a line 
11.30.19 - 2.16.20
Trondheim

Jaffa Lam
Visual Art | 2006 Fellow
She says
11.9.19 - 3.1.20
Chengdu

Chen Qiulin
Visual Art | 2006 Fellow
Liao Wen
Art History | 1999 Fellow
Ma Qiusha
Visual Art | 2013 Fellow
Wang Qingsong
Photography | 2003 Fellow

Xing Danwen
Photography | 1998 Fellow
A Sense of Place : A Touch of Xiangshan
11.17.19 - 12.19.19
Hsinchu

Wong Wo Bik
Photography | 1993 Fellow
Becoming - Experimental Video Works
10.26.19 - 12.23.19
New York

Wen Hui
Dance | 1996 Fellow
Holy Mosses
11.19.19 - 1.11.20
Hong Kong

Wong Wai Yin, Doris
Visual Art | 2009 Fellow
Micro Era: Media Art from China
9.5.19 - 1.26.20
Berlin

Lu Yang
Visual art | 2013 Fellow
Present Tense: Task of Remembrance
4.27.19 - 12.21.19
San Francisco

Lam Tung Pang
Visual Art | 2012 Fellow
Li, Xiaofei 
Visual Art | 2010 Fellow
Yan Jun
Music | 2010 Fellow
Neither Black / Red / Yellow Nor Woman
9.27.19 - 1.4.20
Berlin

Nikita Cai
Visual art | 2019 Fellow
Weng Xiaoyu
Visual art | 2007 Fellow
Yang Yuanyuan
Visual art | 2017 Fellow
Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future
10.5.19 - 1.4.20
Hong Kong

Nadim Abbas
Visual art | 2014 Fellow
Performances
L'Amour Immortel
12.6.19 - 12.8.19
Hong Kong

Tsang Man-tung, Kelvin
Theater | 2009 Fellow
Yang Yuntao
Dance | 2011 Fellow
What About Art in Hong Kong ?
12.13.19 - 12.15.19
Hong Kong

Hoi-fai Wu 
Theater | 2008 Fellow
It Won't Be Long Now
11.18.19 - 12.18.19
Hong Kong

Indy Lee
Theater | 2005 Fellow
Janice Poon
Theater | 2009 Fellow
Mok Chiu Yu
Theater | 1989 Fellow
Matteo Ricci The Musical
1.4.20 - 1.12.20
Hong Kong

Heidi Lee
Arts Administration | 2012 Fellow
Performances
Mila
12.2.19 - 12.12.19
New York
San Francisco

Chong Mui Ngam
Theater | 2004 Fellow
Thunderstorm
12.13.19 - 12.14.19
Hong Kong

Tang Shu Wing
Theater | 1997 Fellow
Mui Cheuk Yin
Dance | 1989 Fellow
Xing Liang
Dance | 1995 Fellow
8/F Platform: ‘JING’
12.20.19 - 12.22.19
Hong Kong

Yang Yuntao
Dance | 2011 Fellow
Yuan Shenglun, Allen
Dance | 2014 Fellow
Exit
12.6.19 - 12.8.19
Shanghai

Gu Jiani
Dance | 2019 Fellow
The Beauty of Queen Leenane
12.20.19 - 1.19.20
Hong Kong

Poon Chan Leung
Theater | 2005 Fellow
Louisa So
Theater | 2008 Fellow
Others
Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza @Shanghai
11.01.19 - 12.15.19
Shanghai

Frederic Mao   
Theater | 1993 Fellow
Mandy Tam
Theater | 2008 Fellow
Tang Shu Wing
Theater | 1997 Fellow
Yang Yuntao
Dance | 2011 Fellow
Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2019
11.30.19 - 12.29.19
Hong Kong

Kung Yick Ho, Alvin
Architecture | 2019
Toolbox International Creative Academy
1.6.20 - 1.12.20
Hong Kong

Louis Siu
Music | 2005
Hong Kong Arts Festival: We Are Gay
2.14.20 - 2.16.20
2.19.20 - 2.23.20
2.25.20 - 2.28.20
Hong Kong

Chong Mui Ngam
Theater | 2004 Fellow
Hong Kong Arts Festival: Journey to the West/ Women Like Us
3.6.20 - 3.8.20
Hong Kong

Olivia Yan
Theater | 1999 Fellow
ACC alumni are welcome to share information about their latest arts events and activities on this platform. Please send event informationpublicity images and press releases before the 20th of every month to rwong@acc.org.hk
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