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Via Hong Kong

Exhibition  /  16 Sep 2014  -  27 Sep 2014
Published: 02.09.2014
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Ame Gallery debuts at JOYA Barcelona with the exhibition "Via Hong Kong". This show presents pieces by artists and designers created under the influence of Hong Kong, a gateway to China and the world.

Artist list

Mary Lee Hu, Kee Ho Yuen, Cicy Ching, Tricia Tang, Bella Mung, Cathy Wang, Chan Po Fung, Cherry Chan, Cissy Chan, Gloria Ng, Hugo Yeung, Pilz Au-Yeung, Pinky Wong, Rosette Chan, Victor Wong
To celebrate its third anniversary, Ame Gallery takes Hong Kong contemporary jewellery to another level. “Via Hong Kong” will be the Gallery’s debut exhibition at JOYA – the international contemporary jewellery fair in Barcelona, Spain. It will feature works of Hong Kong jewellery artists and designers who are based here and aboard.

The exhibition is curated by Anna Cheng, founder of Ame Gallery and Dr. Cicy Ching, lecturer of Faculty of Visual Art, Hong Kong Baptist University. It is a collective effort to bring Hong Kong contemporary jewellery to the world’s stage.

Hong Kong, being a gateway to China and the world, is a melting pot of cultures and the city forms a unique character that affects the people who are connected with it. The artists featured in “Via Hong Kong” come from different backgrounds. Some of them are currently living and working in Hong Kong, while others lived here at some point in their lives. Through this exhibition, Ame Gallery aims to demonstrate how Hong Kong has nurtured some contemporary jewellery talents.

The concepts of some of the works presented at the exhibition have touched on various issues that are close to the heart of Hong Kong people. Cicy Ching’s “Fragility of City” explores the relationships and pace of living in this metropolis. Chan Po Fung’s “The Chinese dream of train” illustrates how people are forced to behave under the current political environment. The concept of beauty being perceived by women in the city is explored in Cherry Chan’s “Peculiar Extension”. These ideas make their works unique to Hong Kong, yet they also resonate universally.

As one of the few galleries in Hong Kong that specializes in contemporary jewellery, Ame Gallery aims to raise awareness of contemporary jewellery, widen the audience base and facilitate a healthy eco-system of this specialized art form in Hong Kong.

Anna Cheng said, “We curate ‘Via Hong Kong’ to showcase the great works of Hong Kong’s local artists. Since it is Ame Gallery’s third anniversary, we also want to take this opportunity to unite the contemporary jewellery community in Hong Kong, which includes some dedicated artists, educators and supporters. We believe through working together, we can create a healthy environment for this art form to blossom in this city. By bringing the exhibition to JOYA, we hope to encourage more artistic and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and the world.”

The exhibition will be held at Ame Gallery in Hong Kong from 16 – 27 September and JOYA in Barcelona from 9 -11 October.


About JOYA Barcelona

JOYA is held during Barcelona´s Jewellery Week, the main art jewellery event in Spain. Gathering a great number of independent jewellery artists as well as related organizations, schools and other entities internationally, JOYA, in its 6th edition prepares to present excellence and innovation in contemporary jewellery. The event goes beyond being an exhibition space for students, new designers and professional artists to present their latest work.

JOYA 2014 will take place on October 9th to 11th, 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre in Barcelona, Spain.
For more information: http://www.joyabarcelona.com

About AME Gallery

AME Gallery introduces contemporary fine jewellery from artists worldwide. The Gallery’s missions are to raise awareness of contemporary jewellery, widen the audience base and facilitate a healthy eco-system of this specialized art form in Hong Kong. Ame Gallery also strives to raise recognition of Hong Kong’s contemporary jewellery in the international community.

“Ame” came from the Latin word which means love and soul. The name is a perfect ensemble of the curator’s feeling towards exquisite jewellery and how jewellery can percuss one’s emotion. Every fine piece of jewellery features in the Gallery is like wearable art. The Gallery works with a diverse range of local and international artists who use different approaches to present contemporary jewellery as a new form of art.

Ame Gallery was founded by former architect Anna Cheng. Coming from a family of jewellers for three generations, Anna has previously worked for luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Valentino before pursuing her passion in jewellery.
Mary Lee Hu. Brooch: Brooch #27, 2009. 18K & 22K gold. Mary Lee Hu
Brooch: Brooch #27, 2009
18K & 22K gold
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Kee Ho Yuen. Ring: Time Out, 2013. Gold plated silver, bronze, anodized aluminum, graphite, bird eye maple wood, rock. Kee Ho Yuen
Ring: Time Out, 2013
Gold plated silver, bronze, anodized aluminum, graphite, bird eye maple wood, rock
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Cicy Ching. Brooch: The fragility of city living, 2014. Silver, porcelain. Cicy Ching
Brooch: The fragility of city living, 2014
Silver, porcelain
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Tricia Tang. Neckpiece: Is the Buddhism I respect and the Catholicism I embrace, 2012. Bible (english version), Interpretation of Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra (chinese version), thread. Tricia Tang
Neckpiece: Is the Buddhism I respect and the Catholicism I embrace, 2012
Bible (english version), Interpretation of Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra (chinese version), thread
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Bella Mung. Necklace: Fly Away, 2013. White plastic pearl beads, white silk, thread. Bella Mung
Necklace: Fly Away, 2013
White plastic pearl beads, white silk, thread
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Cathy Wang. Ring: Degree Show Collection, 2014. Silver, brass. Cathy Wang
Ring: Degree Show Collection, 2014
Silver, brass
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Chan Po Fung. Ring: The Chinese Dream of Train (3), 2014. Brass, stainless steel. Finger-Piece. Chan Po Fung
Ring: The Chinese Dream of Train (3), 2014
Brass, stainless steel
Finger-Piece
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Cherry Chan. Hand Piece: Peculiar Extension, 2012. Brass with household gloves. Cherry Chan
Hand Piece: Peculiar Extension, 2012
Brass with household gloves
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Cissy Chan. Bracelet: Transiency, 2014. Toothpicks, fine silver, sterling silver, natural dye. Cissy Chan
Bracelet: Transiency, 2014
Toothpicks, fine silver, sterling silver, natural dye
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Gloria Ng. Piece: Wear it Inside, 2008. Brass. Earpiece. Gloria Ng
Piece: Wear it Inside, 2008
Brass
Earpiece
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Hugo Yeung. Ring: Geometric Series-Circle, 2010. Left: Oxidized sphere; right: 18ct yellow gold plated sphere, 925 sterling silver. Hugo Yeung
Ring: Geometric Series-Circle, 2010
Left: Oxidized sphere; right: 18ct yellow gold plated sphere, 925 sterling silver
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Pilz Au-Yeung. Brooch: Experiment: Optical Fibre, 2012. Sterling silver, acrylic tube/rod, LED, electronic component, battery. Pilz Au-Yeung
Brooch: Experiment: Optical Fibre, 2012
Sterling silver, acrylic tube/rod, LED, electronic component, battery
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Pinky Wong. Bracelet: Intimate Stitches, 2014. Brass, natural hand-dyed twine, cotton yarn, elastic fishing line. Pinky Wong
Bracelet: Intimate Stitches, 2014
Brass, natural hand-dyed twine, cotton yarn, elastic fishing line
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Rosette Chan. Brooch: The value, The life, 2012. Plastic bottle caps, brass, LED light, battery. Rosette Chan
Brooch: The value, The life, 2012
Plastic bottle caps, brass, LED light, battery
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Victor Wong. Ring: Imagine this is a game - Elephant, 2011. Brass. Victor Wong
Ring: Imagine this is a game - Elephant, 2011
Brass
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