Antonio Casadei, Brian Brake, Cheung Yee, Douglas Bland, Arthur Hacker, King of Kowloon (Tsang Tsou Choi), Luis Chan, Antonio Mak Hin-yeung, Yau Leung /
Oct 13, 2023 – Jan 28, 2024 /
Ping Pong Gintonería
129 Second Street
L/G Nam Cheong House
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
+852 9035 6197
Tuesday – Sunday, 6pm – 10pm
Hong Kong’s Forgotten Masters focuses on the critical contributions of departed artists who had a significant influence on Hong Kong’s art scene from the 1960s to 90s, featuring an enriching collection of over 20 paintings and sculptures. Additionally, it will provide a thoughtful compilation of archival material, casting a retrospective lens on an era of Hong Kong’s art history that was more subdued, in contrast to the vibrant, bustling scene of the present day.
Amid Hong Kong’s once dormant art ecology, these largely overlooked artists thrived in a time of minimal cultural infrastructure and scarce patronage. Their struggle took place in a markedly different Hong Kong, devoid of the rich private and public support we see for artists today. Their work bears testament to their resilience in the face of such adversity.
The exhibition features artists, all now deceased, who each had their own personal experiences of life in Hong Kong as creative practitioners. They often balanced a secondary occupation alongside their artistic endeavours.