Jointly presented by Tony Ng Kwun-lun, artist-in-residence of the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University and his long-time artist friend Yip Lap-wing, an installation art exhibition entitled “Moving Mountain” was held on 12-28 November.
Building on an earlier collaboration at the first “Land Art Biennial: Mongolia 360o” in the Gobi Desert in 2010, “Moving Mountain” inspired the audience to ponder and discuss the environmental damage and disruption caused by excessive development and human behaviours that contravene the laws of nature, as well as the consequent predicaments of the human world.
Based in Hong Kong, Tony Ng Kwun-lun specialises in Chinese ink painting but also excels in his creation of public art projects in three-dimensional forms, some of which are being displayed at the Hong Kong International Airport, the Hong Kong Wetland Park, the Centenary Memorial Park in Tsimshatsui and the Visual Corridor in Sai Kung. His works are collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, art institutions overseas and private collectors. Ng was appointed artist-in-residence by the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University for the first semester of 2011/12.
Yip Lap-wing was born in Hong Kong and studied fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation in 1989, he pursued postgraduate studies in Germany. Since then his artworks have been shown throughout Europe, the US and Asia. Yip now lives and works in Berlin.