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【Art Criticism】“When the creation of images becomes habitual, what we need to think about is…” Dialogue between Yan Kallen and Leung Chi Wo
14.04.2017

Text: Ire Tsui | Photo: Cheung Wai Lok
Artists create art through the observation of life forms and matters around them.  The presentation of their observations, by way of visual or installation, shows their feelings and reflections on the subject, history and life.  These presentations are like solemn ceremonies.

Visual artist Kallen Yan studied design.  Yan began his artistic work since 2009.  He combines video technology and philosophy theories to present the relationship between man and nature.  In 2016, he was awarded the KG+ Award in the Kyotographie Festival.  In last November, he hosted an exhibition titled “No Coming, No Going” in Common Room Gallery in Sham Shui Po.  Yan made use of visual, video and installation art to present objects, sea, street and spaces to give his audience a poem-like spiritual experience.  Yan presented his new work titled “Between the Light and Darkness” this April in Kyotographie.  This new work was commissioned by the Festival as a documentary of the artistry, life and culture of the Japanese people, with the use of various different forms of media.  In preparation of the festival, we are delighted to have Kallen Yan and Leung Chi Wo to talk to us about the role of photography in art. (For detail, please click view more below)

Between the Light and Darkness” (2017) by Yan Kallen 

Between the Light and Darkness” (2017) by Yan Kallen 

Between the Light and Darkness” (2017) by Yan Kallen 

Between the Light and Darkness” (2017) by Yan Kallen 

Between the Light and Darkness” (2017) by Yan Kallen