AN
EXHIBITION
CELEBRATING
THE
20TH
ANNIVERSARY
OF
HONG
KONG
ART
SCHOOL
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Jaffa LAM 林嵐

簡介 Biography

Jaffa Lam, born in 1973, is a Hong Kong based artist who is known for her mixed-media sculptures and site-specific works that inquire into Hong Kong culture and history. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Master of Fine Arts degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She specialises in large-scale, site-specific, mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled fabric.
 
Her works and projects often explore issues relating to local culture, history, society and current affairs, some of the topics include art in public, the loss of craftsmanship in the city, and the regeneration of art making cycle, reflecting views and thoughts of ordinary people through the non-narrative and dialogical installations.
 
Lam has been involved in various public art and community projects in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Fukutake House Project of the Setouchi Triennale (2013) in Japan, Hong Kong Week (2015) in Taiwan, China 8 (2015) in Germany, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition (2016) in China and Lyon Lumières (2018) in France. She received the Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship (2006) from the Asian Cultural Council and the commendation award (2017) from the Secretary of Home Affairs for her contributions to the promotion of arts and culture.
 
She is currently Academic Head of Hong Kong Art School and Chairperson of Hong Kong Sculpture Association. She was the founder of former Hong Kong International Artist Workshop (2004–2010), guest host of a weekly art programme on Metro Radio (2014–2020) and column writer for Delta Magazine (2014–2020).

林嵐,於一九七三年出生,是一名雕塑及混合媒介藝術家,精於創作大型跨媒介場地特定雕塑裝置,常運用回收物料,以非述事、對話形式的裝置,探討本地歴史、文化與社會時事,反思公共藝術、傳統工藝的失傳和復興藝術創作循環等議題,為城中的小人物寫下大時代的注腳。

她多次獲邀參加本地及國際展覽,其中包括二零一三年日本瀨戶內國際藝術祭之「Fukutake House亞洲藝術平台」、二零一五年台灣的「香港週」、二零一五年德國的「China 8」、二零一六年中國烏鎮國際當代藝術邀請展和二零一八年法國「里昂燈光節」等。她於二零零六年獲得亞洲文化協會捷成漢伉儷獎助金,並於二零一零年獲得「40 under 40」藝術家奬。二零一七年,她更獲香港民政事務局局長頒發嘉許奬,表揚她對推廣文化藝術的貢獻。

林嵐現為香港藝術學院學術總監及香港雕塑學會主席,亦為前國際藝術家工作坊(香港)(二零零四-二零一零)創辦人,曾為新城電台藝術節目主持人(二零一四-二零二零)和三角誌專欄作家(二零一四-二零二零)。

Sculpture is not only something built by hands, but is also a language to communicate with the ‘others’, a concept, a way of thinking, a process, and a life journey.

雕塑,不只是靠一雙手來建立的,那是和「其他」溝通的語言,是一個概念,一個思考方式,一個過程,一段人生。

As light as feather
It’s all about your fear.

輕於鴻毛
那是你的恐懼。

Shower
Singing to the sea

花灑
與海共唱

Clown’s collar
The fight of toilet paper all over the world…How fragile we are?

小丑之冠
廁紙之戰,刻骨銘心,玻璃心。

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Lonely Planet

2020
Toilet Paper, Thread, UV Lights, Vintage Teakwood, Acrylic board, Luminous paint, Rocks from Quarantine Camp, stainless steel shelf, Vintage Encyclopedia (in Chinese and English), Pinewood
厠紙,線,紫外光, 舊柚木,膠片,螢光劑,來自隔離營的石頭,不銹鋼架,古董中西百科全書,松木

* Teakwood frame made by wood master Mr Lam Chi.
柚木框由非遺大師林池師傅製

Various in Size
Around 150-200 sq fts with 3 walls.

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Shower Curtain
當下雨帘

2020
Toilet Paper, Thread, UV Light Tubes, Vintage Teakwood, Acrylic board
紫外光管、 厠紙,舊柚木,膠片

* Teakwood frame made by wood master Mr Lam Chi.
柚木框由非遺大師林池師傅製

Art work size:
95 (W) x 155 (H) x 0.5 (Thick) cm

Frame : 101 (W)x 168 (H) x 14.2 (Thick) cm

With foot: 101 (W) x 171.5 (H) x 40 (Thick) cm

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Clown’s collar
小丑之冠

2020
Toilet Paper, Thread, UV Lights, Vintage Teakwood, Acrylic board
廁紙,線,紫外光,舊柚木,膠片

* Teakwood box made by wood master Mr. Lam Chi.
柚木盒由非遺大師林池師傅製

Big:
40 (W)x 5 (L) x 6.5 (H) cm

Small:
32.5 (W) x 44.5 (L) x 6.5 (H) cm

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Cultural Heritage
文明遺跡

2020
UV Light tubes, Vintage Encyclopedia (in Chinese and English), Pinewood
紫外光燈、 古董中西百科全書,松木

Cross:
143 (w) x 244.5 (L) x 8 cm (H)
Above floor: 26 cm

Small Books:
16.5 (w) x 23.3 (L) x 3 (H) cm each x 5

Big Books:
20 (W) 26.5 (L) x 4 (H) cm each x 2 "

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Shower Talk (Shall We Talk) 1
傾下解 1

2020
Toilet Paper, Thread, UV Lights
廁紙,線,紫外光

Big:
16.5 (D) x 22 (L)
192 cm (above the floor)

Small:
13 (D) x 23 (L)
12.9 cm (above the floor)

Distance of two: 60 cm

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Shower Talk (Shall We Talk) 2
傾下解 2

2020
Toilet Paper, Thread, UV Lights
廁紙,線,紫外光

Left:
20 (D) x 23 (L)
221 (above the floor) cm

Right:
15 (D) x 23 (L)
152.5 cm (above the floor)

Distance of two: 273 cm

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Firework Curtain
煙花窗花

2020
Toilet Paper, Thread, UV Light tubes, Vintage Teakwood, Acrylic board
廁紙,線,紫外光燈,舊柚木,膠片

* Teakwood frame made by wood master Mr Lam Chi.
柚木框由非遺大師林池師傅製

Art work size:
70 (W) x 120 (L) x 0.5 (thick) cm

Frame size:
80.5 (W) x 149.5 (L) x 9.5 (thick) cm

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As light as feather, as calm as submarine
輕於鴻毛,潛龍勿用

2020
Luminous paint, Rocks from Quarantine Camp, Thread, UV lights, stainless steel shelf
螢光劑,線,來自隔離營的石頭,紫外光,不銹鋼架

Shelf:
33.3 (W) 51 (H) x 15 (from the wall) cm

Rock size:
On theTop:
6.5 (W) x 3 (L) x 3 (H) cm

In the middle:
8 (W) x7 (L) x l8 (H) cm

Smallest:
3 (W) x 2.5 (L) x 2 (H) cm

Rock under the shelf:
7 (W) x 18 (L) x 5 (H) cm