Jimmy Lee: Another day in Paradise
Venue: 1a space | Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan
Fee: Pay as you wish
Special MeasuresFor exhibition visits, we will not require visitors to do registrations, but we will have a QR code for the Health Declaration form , a guideline for the disease prevention for the audience, and a temperature measurement.
The link of the form will be ready and send to you before the exhibition starts.
Another day in Paradise digs beneath the veneer of the contemporary English landscape, exposing the persistent ideology of the contemporary era; a series of colour photographs made in various countries across England, from 2017 to 2019.
After the Brexit referendum, just as nationalism was on the rise, Lee went to Britain. He scoured the length and breadth of the country to reveal traces of everyday life within the mythologically endearing imagery of the landscape. Lee’s mixture of memory, stereotype, politics and psychology becomes his poetic response to the UK-HK handover/post-colonial connections.
Dreaming of Thatcher: British new colour documentary movement and Artist Sharing
Influenced by the British new colour documentary movement, Artist Jimmy Lee created a body of work entitled “ Another day in Paradise”. This is a photographic project challenging history and nationality. He will pair with Artist Paul Yeung to lead the audience into Britain in the 80s and use the “colour lens” to examine the past. In the second part of the talk, Lee will share the encounters, thoughts, and other stories from this project.
This talk is the opening event of the exhibition. Livestreaming will be available on HKIPF Facebook page.
When LEE asked his father to buy him a camera at 15, he started to photograph sunsets, family gatherings, and all sorts of seemingly meaningless stuff. Out of the blue, he had the opportunity to study photojournalism in college, which led him to aspire to prestigious documentary projects like those of Magnum. But when he learned from his friend that things are different these days, and saw the many fancy prints and extravagant masterclasses, Lee had an epiphany and from then on, took his work in a different direction. Lee continues developing his photographic practice in relation to the conflicts between loss/discovery, perception/reality and power/powerlessness. Since 2015, Lee has been working on a trilogy that in essence, explores the metamorphosis of Hongkongers.
Paul Yeung Tak-ming is a freelance photographer, an educator and a curator. Yeung embarked on his profession as a photojournalist and photo editor after graduating and received numerous photography awards. Yeung opened his first solo photography exhibition “The Flower Show” in 2012. He published his first photobook “Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir” in 2017. His works and photobooks were exhibited in Hong Kong and overseas. His other works include “The Advertising Billboard is Nothing” and “The Good Old Days in 1989” etc., His works are collected by The Hong Kong Heritage Museum and private collectors.