Hong Kong. Poetry Reading by Claire Lee on 12th July 2014

Hong Kong. Poetry Reading by Claire Lee on 12th July 2014
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Hong Kong. Poetry Reading by Claire Lee on 12th July. Artist-curated Exhibition by Vivian Poon & Tsang Chui-mei at Mur Nomade extended to 9th August with Additional Artworks.

Hong Kong. Poetry Reading by Claire Lee on 12th July 2014

The cover of FIST by Claire Lee, printed in June 2014 (First Edition of 120 numbered copies, 28 pages, 21 x 14.8 cm)

The well-received joint exhibition by local artists Vivian Poon and Tsang Chui-mei at Mur Nomade has now been extended to 9th August. The prolonged public viewing will feature additional artworks by the artists.

Coinciding the exhibition, Mur Nomade will also host a book launch for FIST, written by Hong Kong artist Claire Lee, on 12th July at 4:00PM. As part of Hong Kong Book Fair’s “Cultural July” programme, the book is composed of a series of poetry, drawings and photographs by Claire, a multi-talented local poet and curator who also works across various mediums as a visual artist. During the event, Claire will read selected poems from the collection, which she wrote to express her feelings about today’s society and solitude. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the author and purchase autographed copies of the book.

Hong Kong. Poetry Reading by Claire Lee on 12th July 2014

(left) Vivian Poon, Drawing no.6, 2014, Mixed media on paper, H 41 x W 31 cm. (right) Tsang Chui-mei, Debris, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, H 96 x W 61 cm

To conclude the /sic sic/exhibition in early August, Mur Nomade will collaborate with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble for the Closing Party – to celebrate beautiful artworks and contemporary music. Please stay tuned for more updates.

Poetry Reading: 12th July 2014, 4:00PM.

Artist: Claire Lee.

Opening Hours: 10th May – 9th August, 2014. Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Address: Mur Nomade Unit 1606, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

About Claire Lee:

Claire Lee was born in 1976. She lives and works in Hong Kong. She is a poet, curator and visual artist working across the media of painting, mixed media and photography. A graphic designer by training, she also studied curatorship at the Hong Kong Art School.

Claire Lee’s paintings were exhibited at Mur Nomade earlier this year. Her last project Tofu & Violence was also presented at PubArt Gallery in Central at the end of 2013. She previously exhibited in solo at the Fringe Club, Cattle Depot, New Gallery On Old Bailey.

Claire Lee has been publishing her poetry and giving readings at forums and performances since 2008. Her poems were included in Not a Muse: Poetry to Seduce the Senses, a selection of poems written by female poets by Haven Books Publishing in 2009.

Claire Lee is concerned about the artwork itself as much as the presentation and its relationship with the space and the audience. The entire spatial experience is her creation. Even the titles of her artworks are extensions from her poetry work. Drawn to subjects dealing with psychological struggles and personal strength, Claire Lee’s offers a vision of the world full of contrasts. Imagery of flora and fauna, and at time found objects inhabit her mixed-media paintings.

About Mur Nomade:

Mur Nomade is a curatorial office and gallery. Our name is the French translation of ‘nomadic wall’. We present site-specific projects in selected venues all around Hong Kong, in addition to regular exhibitions at our gallery space in Aberdeen. We work closely with local and international artists to imagine and conceive exhibitions and programmes such as artist residencies, collaborative art projects, travel grants, workshops and outreach initiatives.

Mur Nomade focuses on projects encouraging cultural exchanges and creative encounters. We like bold ideas and we are convinced that cultural exchanges support creativity, stimulate emulation and encourage experimentation.

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