Hong Kong City Hall 1st Female International exhibition-Infinite Love
The Infinite Love-Contemporary Female Art exhibition curated by Beijing and Berlin curator Dr. Huang Mei (as pictured above in front of my paintings 'The Wings of Grandmother' and 'Butterfly Dreams' )opened at Hong Kong City Hall was the first international female art exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition had advisors such as Tao Yong Bai, Propellant of Chinese Female Art, Art Critic; Kong Zi, President of Chinese Female Artists Association, and Victoria Lung Chiu Lu, first female art critic and curator in Chinese Contemporary Art world. Professor Peng Feng, Vice President School of Arts Peking University and curator of the 54th venice Bienial China Pavillion.
The exhibition opened with a ceremonial bursting of a line of balloons by the dignatories amidst the backdrop of National Day fireworks over Kowloon Harbour where I waited for hours on the Avenue of Stars to see the amazing sky bursts of explosive colour where many families had taken up residence there at least half a day before the firework show, with chairs , meals for the evening and games to play. At the exhibition there was a great hub bub of conversation as women's art was celebrated in Hong Kong thanks to Dr. Cissy Cheung, President of the Art of Nature Feminist Art Research Society.
It was a privilege to exhibit in Infinite Love and to meet fellow artists such as China born Jiny Lan who now works in Germany and China where she worked for the People's Daily as an art editor. There were also artists from Switzerland Selina Gruter and Michele Graf who were represented by Simon Maurer Head of Helmhaus Zurich as well as artists from Mongolia, Taiwan and Australia.
Whilst in Hong Kong it was great to visit Ai Wei Wei's 'Wooden Ball' exhibition in Tang Contemporary Art gallery. The wooden balls beautifully crafted represent the historical changes in society. I especially enjoyed visiting Qi Peng's exhibition of mountains and sea in the 'Art of Nature Contemporary Art Gallery where at the opening i was honoured to respond to her exhibition which i could see fulfilled the meaning of conveying living in and with the mountains.
I also visited many other galleries particularly in the PMC area. Going back to stay on the 73rd floor of the L'Hotel Nina et Convention Centre with fantastic views over the harbour with daily fresh fruit was much appreciated and thanks to their sponsorship.