All posts tagged: Phoebe Hui

The Moon is Leaving Us 月逝無聲

By Aaina Bhargava /  Roughly 300 years ago, after studying ancient records of eclipses, British astronomer Edmond Halley conceived of a theory that the moon was in fact physically moving away from the Earth. The moon’s recession was later confirmed in the 1970s by laser beams bouncing off mirrors placed on the moon by American and Soviet astronauts. Caused by drags in ocean tides, which slow the Earth’s spin rate, the accelerated rate compensates for the loss of angular momentum, and the moon gradually pulls away at a rate of 3.78 cm a year – about the rate at which our fingernails grow.  Upon learning this, Hong Kong artist Phoebe Hui’s existing fascination with the celestial body gained newfound urgency. “For some reason, this matters to me, despite the fact it doesn’t affect us during our lifetime,” she says. Initial inspiration struck when the artist’s visited Le Brassus in Switzerland, home to Audemars Piguet’s headquarters, just after she was selected to fulfil the Fifth Audemars Piguet Art Commission, the first to be exhibited in Asia. During a …

Audemars Piguet Contemporary presents The Moon is Leaving Us (2021) by Phoebe Hui

The Moon is Leaving Us /Apr 25 – May 23, 2021 / From Apr 25 to May 23, 2021, the 5th Audemars Piguet Art Commission The Moon is Leaving Us by multi-disciplinary artist Phoebe Hui, guest curated by Ying Kwok, is on view at Tai Kwun Center for Arts and Heritage in Hong Kong.  The large scale, site-specific installation takes a unique fact about the Moon – that it is in fact slowing leaving “us” – as a basis to explore historical and contemporary observations of Earth’s natural satellite in an effort to re-examine our relationship with it and embrace new perspectives on science through contemporary art. Audemars Piguet cordially invites you to experience the artwork remotely through a virtual tour and digital curator walk-throughs. Book a virtual visitDiscover more

Tung Wing Hong & Phoebe Hui

X+Y By Charlotte Chang At X+Y, a dual solo exhibition of local artists Tung Wing Hong and Phoebe Hui that ran until October 30, two large-scale, mechanically intricate installations transform the chi art space into an immersive funhouse, with slowly rotating plasma screens hanging in mid-air and a pair of inviting, adult-size swings. Swinging on the latter trigger ripples in a pool of water that at first seem disembodied, and musical notes in the sequence of a well-known Tchaikovsky waltz. The show, part of the As Far As Near exhibition series presented by the K11 Art Foundation, displays Tung’s In Between (2016) and Hui’s Process with body, water & amp; pendulums (2009-2011, 2016) in a fluid continuum. Because of the sheer scale and mechanical complexity of Process, Hui had not had a chance to show it in Hong Kong before. In the intimate gallery, the placement of the two works without partitions highlights the artists’ common impulse of drawing on mechanics and technology to allow viewers to reconstruct self-awareness and spatial awareness. With their sentimental movements of slow …