Exhibition Subtle Light

10.07. - 31.07.2021
Opening Hours:
9am - 8:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 6pm (Sat)

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

An interdisciplinary visual arts exhibition in collaboration with a Feng Shui Master

Exhibition opening in the presence of the curator, the Feng Shui Master and the artists on 10.7.2021 (Sat) at 3:00pm.

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is pleased to present the interdisciplinary visual arts exhibition, Subtle Light, curated by Chan Man Chun in collaboration with local Feng Shui master Fazenman. Under the framework of Feng Shui, works including ceramics, installation, painting, photography and sound by five Hong Kong artists Chan Hiu Tung, Ng Ka Ho, Wong Mei Yin Hazel, Chung Mark and Fly contemplate the relationship between the body and urban space of Hong Kong.

“Subtle Light” is a term derived from Chapter 36 of Tao Te Jing. In this chapter, retreat is taken as a gesture of advancement, and things go beyond limits may occur on a flip side, as the worse things get, the better is foreseen. It is vital for us to cultivate mindfulness and awareness from within.

Curator: Chan Man Chun

   Chan Man Chun graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015. He resigned from his job as a secondary school visual arts teacher, for which he has worked for three years till 2019. He is a slasher, and holds different identities such as artist, curator, project coordinator, docent; he also specialises in visual art education and wood working. He was awarded multiple project grants by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, curating for exhibitions including Into the park, again and again, One Day and so on. www.achunchan.com

Feng Shui Master: Fazenman

   Fazenman is a local metaphysics master who is deeply inspired by Ancient Chinese culture. He shows particular interest in Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Fa specialises in Eight Words, Qimen, Feng Shui, Naming, Physiognomy, Palmistry, Tarot and Divination. He fuses various Feng Shui principles into practice. Fa's motto is: "study your destiny to live a better life". Understand your fortune, get along with the energy flow, you will find your life even better. www.fazenman.com


   Chan Hiu Tung is the co-founder of Saturn Wood Workshop. Having graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015, her works aim to explore the relationship of life, craftsmanship and art through woodwork and small metalwork.

   Ng Ka Ho graduated from the Academy of Visual arts in Hong Kong Baptist University in 2014, and graduated with a master degree in mixed media in Kyoto University of Arts and Design in 2017. His art practice is to use traces as marks, and using ceramics to record all the action he did to the clay. He participated in Korean International Ceramics Biennale 2019. His works are also collected in Hong Kong Baptist University, Kenninji Temple-Ryosokuin Kyoto, galleries, and private collections. www.ngkahoceramics.com

   Wong Mei Yin Hazel, born and raised in Hong Kong, is a graduate of the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University. Her works primarily include paintings and independent publications, and focus on exploring her personal sentiments living in a modern metropolis. She seeks out ordinary but unforgettable moments in life and narrates them as stories or sequences of events. In 2017, Wong founded otto, an independent publisher, with her friend Tiffany Tam, along with zine and other printed matters. Wong’s works have been featured in local and international exhibitions and art book fairs. www.wongmeiyinoo.com

   Chung Mark is a Hong Kong artist.

   After obtaining a bachelor degree in CHUK School of Architecture, Fly realised that Art is his real favour instead, so he went on to pursue a Master degree in Fine Arts of CUHK. Fly was the winner of UOB Ink Art of the Year Award, and thus had a chance to be an artist-in-residence in New York. Fly has also participated in diverse job sectors, and likes to use a number of strange media in artworks. For making art is similar to living as a man, the possibility is unlimited.

Accompanying programmes
All held at Goethe-Gallery/ Black Box Studio

Guided tour of the exhibition
10.7. (Sat) 15.00 - 16:00

Admission free. Registration required
24.7. (Sat) 14.00 - 15.00
Admission free. Registration required

Artist Chit Chat
17.7. (Sat) 16.30 - 17.30 (with Chung Mark and Fly)

Admission free. Registration required
31.7. (Sat) 14.00 - 15.00 (with Chan Hiu Tung and Ng Ka Ho)
Admission free. Registration required

Everything is like this - Guided Meditation Session
16.7. (Fri) 18.00 - 19.45

HK$100. Registration at art-mate, max. number of participants: 12, conducted in Cantonese.
17.7. (Sat) 14.00 - 15.45
HK$100. Registration with art-mate, max. number of participants: 12, conducted in Cantonese.