賽馬會藝壇新勢力 — 鄭波《生命如此艱難，何必搞得這麼簡單？》展覽導賞團 JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power — Zheng Bo Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy? Public Guided Tour
Tour info (Free Admission, refundable deposit is required for registration)
Running from Jan to March 2021, Zheng Bo’s exhibition entitled Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy? is held at Kardooie Farm and Botantic Garden. The work is inspired by the thought-provoking TED talk, “Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?” by Jon Jandai, a farmer from north-eastern Thailand and an activist for sustainable living. The artist creates his project by reflecting upon the ecological paradox: life on earth is supposed to be both easy and hard. However, as human beings, we often make our lives easy at the expense of other organisms in nature.
Zheng’s work was previously presented at Thailand Biennale Krabi in 2018. Upon learning that the local Orchid Grower Community Enterprise has been cultivating orchids and putting them back into nature to replace those stolen ones, Zheng was inspired to create botanical slogans by growing native orchid species of Thailand.
Participants will learn about the installation works of Zheng Bo’s Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy? Exhibition, take a look at the artist’s botanical sketch collection and the various local species at the Orchid Green House, as well as experience repotting an orchid. The skills of repotting, placing organic orchid fertilizer and daily care will be demonstrated and practiced. Through a relaxing 1.5-hour journey, participants can know more about creative concepts behind the artworks, characteristics of different species and understand the importance of ecological balance.
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Programme Partner: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Conducted in Cantonese
A: 21 Feb 2021 (Sun) 11:00 (FULL)
B: 21 Feb 2021 (Sun) 14:00 (FULL)
C: 28 Feb 2021 (Sun) 11:00 (FULL)
D: 6 Mar 2021 (Sat) 11:00 (FULL)
E: 6 Mar 2021 (Sat) 14:00 (FULL)
F: 7 Mar 2021 (Sun) 14:00 (FULL)
G: 19 Mar 2021 (Fri) 11:00
H: 21 Mar 2021 (Sun) 11:00
I: 21 Mar 2021 (Sun) 14:00
Conducted in English
J: 28 Feb 2021 (Sun) 14:00 (FULL)
K: 7 Mar 2021 (Sun) 11:00 (FULL)
Meeting Point: Entrance of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories (Please visit KFBG official website for directions: https://www.kfbg.org/en/directions-to-KFBG)
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hour
Fee: Free Admission (HK$150 deposit is needed for each participant and will be fully refunded after attending the guided tour.)
Language: Cantonese / English
Age Limit: Suitable for all ages. For those aged below 18 must be accompanied by a parent or an adult, and please notice that one place for one person only
In light of the latest COVID-19 situation, the date and time of guided tours are subject to change. Please stay tuned for the latest updates on JCNAP’s website before visiting.
About JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power
JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power, launched in 2017, is an annual Arts Festival presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council with the funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The Festival brings together established and emerging local artists to produce creative, approachable and engaging arts experiences for all. Over the past three years, 38 arts groups have participated in the Festival. Together they produced 72 live performances and a remarkable number of major exhibitions. Uniting art groups and various organisations from the social welfare, academic and commercial sectors, the festival held over 450 community and school events, reaching some 380,000 participants. JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power 2020 / 2021 is held from September 2020 to January 2021, featuring a total of 9 selected programmes that include dance, theatre, music, Xiqu, multimedia and visual arts exhibition, as well as presenting more than 100 community and school activities.
About Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy?
Zheng’s original work was first presented at Thailand Biennale Krabi in 2018. Upon learning that the local Orchid Grower Community Enterprise has been cultivating orchids and putting them back into nature to replace those stolen ones, Zheng was inspired to create botanical slogans by growing native orchid species of Thailand.
This evolving exhibition in Hong Kong takes place at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. Here the artist works with the resident ecologist, growing the installation from a selection of over 130 local orchid species. Zheng’s botanical sketch collection will also be on display at the Art House.
About Zheng Bo
Beijing-born artist Zheng Bo is now a resident on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. He received a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester and has been teaching at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong since 2013.
Zheng Bo gets inspirations from his multi-role as an art maker, a researcher and a teacher. His art is a long social and ecological engagement. Committed to multispecies vibrancy, he revisits the past and envisages the future through the eyes of the marginalised communities and plants. He creates weedy gardens, living slogans, and eco-queer films.
He has worked with a number of museums and art spaces in Asia and Europe, most recently Gropius Bau in Berlin, Kunsthalle Lissabon in Lisbon, and Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery. His works are included in the collection of Hammer Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art. His projects are featured in Manifesta, the Taipei Biennial and the Shanghai Biennale.
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- All participants must wear masks throughout the event and required to fill in the “Health Declaration Form” and return to the on-site staff during the registration. Hand sanitiser is provided at reception.
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Adverse Weather Arrangements
- If Red/Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Typhoon Signal No. 3 or above is hoisted or announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is to be hoisted three hours before the activity is scheduled to start, the activity will be cancelled. All activities scheduled for that day, including those due to take place after the signal has been lowered, will be cancelled.
- If Red/Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Typhoon Signal No. 3 is issued during the activities, indoor activities will continue and outdoor activities will be suspended.
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- HKADC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the workshops without prior notice. Please stay tuned for any updates on JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power project website and Facebook page @newartspower.
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