Saturday, February 7, 2015

YY9 Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibtition

'In Conversations with 100 local artists'

On Thursday 22nd January YY9 Gallery opened its 10th Anniversary exhibition at its space in Chaiwan. 

The show featured five series of art works. The gallery featured the work of four of its regular artists, each showing several pieces and the fifth series was a collaborative work comprised of work by 100 invited artists.

The four featured artists were Chris Lo, Alannala Lau, Kennis Chan and Jaffa Lam and the large collaborative display included work by Kacey Wong, Movana Chen (also gallery manager), Norman de Brackinghe, Simon Boon, Rosanna Li, Michael Wolf and Lam Wai Kit.

I was also lucky enough to be invited to take part and I created a small piece called 'Dialogue with Rosetta'. As the theme was 'conversation' I thought this would be a good match.

The Rosetta Stone was discovered in Egypt in 1799 and was inscribed with 3 languages: Ancient Greek, Demotic and Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. It was realised that the texts were in fact the same and the first two versions (which could be read) enabled the third, the Hieroglyphs, to be deciphered. Before this time the Ancient Egyptian language had not been understood since just before the fall of the Roman Empire.

In Art it sometimes feels as though we are searching for another kind of Rosetta Stone that can bring people together in dialogue and understanding.

Opening night (Photo Courtesy of the gallery)

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