As Hong Kong enters the 21st century, we witness advancements being made in communications and science technology, Hong Kong’s modern art scene is also revealing a new era. Hong Kong young artists are displaying their personal visions to meet the new challenges of the millennium.
One of these promising local artists, Timothy Chan Kwok Cheong, will organize his solo exhibition from 11-17, May 2000 at the Exhibition Gallery, Tsuen Wan Tow Hall and from 19 - 26 May at the Exhibition Gallery, Shatin Town Hall in conjunction with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Best of Visual Arts scheme.
Entitled The Key of Millennium, this exhibition compiles key works in the exploration and journey of Timothy Chan over the past ten years. According to a research report of the Stanford University, for most people, 89 percent of knowledge comes from visual experiences while the rest comes from audio experience. The exhibition aims not only to merge visual and audio arts, but also to enhance the sensory ability of the audience to enjoy artistic expressions to the fullest. One of Timothy's works to be exhibited, is a unique sculptural piano. Piano performances using this unique sculptural piano will be arranged.
As an artist of the Artist in Residence programme, organized by the Arts Center and funded by the Arts Development Council, Timothy Chan also finds that there is an urgent need to promote art education in Hong Kong. Hence, guided tours have also been organized for schools and other organizations during the exhibition.
It is hope that the whole event is not only a sharing of the artist's works but it will also promote a better understanding of arts to the general public and will also benefit many students.