CULTURAL EXCHANGE SERAVEZZA – HONG KONG
Curated by Silvia Vannacci
ARKAD FOUNDATION, SERAVEZZA, Italy
va! visual arts centre, hong kong, china
Designed specifically for Seravezza and Hong Kong, FUSION is a cultural project that aims to create a dialogue between different realities and artistic experiences. Through a call for participation, artists working in Tuscany, a beautiful region of Italy, and Hong Kong, a southern part of China, are invited to co-create sculptural works using the two materials that tell the story of their territory: white Carrara marble from the Apuan Alps and wood from Hong Kong. The final result of this exchange, sculptures born from a “fusion” of materials and ideas from distant worlds will be exhibited at the same time in Seravezza at the Arkad Foundation and at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (vA!) in December.
Curated by Silvia Vannacci (林嘉玉), the project is organised by the Arkad Foundation, which is founded by Cynthia Sah (薩璨如) and Nicolas Bertoux (尼古拉.貝杜), and by vA!. FUSION is in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture Hong Kong & Macau and the Municipality of Seravezza and the institutional support of the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong to name a few. The artists are, for the Tuscany side, Francesca Bernardini (范察絲嘉 ‧貝納丹尼), Lorenzo Vignoli ( 羅倫佐‧韋若利), Flavia Robalo (法比亞 ‧羅伯洛), Jacob Cartwright (積各‧卡特韋德) and Aurélien Boussin (奧利朗‧布辛) and, for the Hong Kong side, Danny Lee Chin Fai (李展輝), Yaman Chau (周圓緣 ), Ho Yuen Leung (何遠良), Margaret Chu (朱卓慧) and Violet Shum (岑嘉慧).
FUSION is a creative encounter, a call to literally combine skills and points of view. The sculptors who take part in it are participants in an unprecedented creative collaboration experience.