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RICH MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG MUSEUM STAFF
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08 Aug 2007 - 09 Sep 2007

The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong is pleased to present the exhibition "Rich Moments: Photographic Works of The University of Hong Kong Museum Staff". This exhibition is sponsored by the Chien Yeh Yuan of the Hong Kong and Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund.

The theme of this exhibition is "riches". In its most straight forward sense, the meaning of "riches" is "to have a great amount of money". Money is something to be dreamed of and desired by everyone. However, "riches" can also be interpreted as having abundance, variety, a rich harvest, splendors etc. Everyone has a different interpretation of "riches". From a government perspective, the creation of national infrastructure brings the benefits of a strong economy to society. This enables the public to become wealthy. Religious followers seek spiritual wealth; they do not seek fulfillment in material things. Painters make use of a colourful palette to create a lavish painting, while farmers hope to have a rich harvest each year. Culturally-minded people are fond of the rich history and culture of ancient societies. Young children love rich, creamy milk.

The exhibitors are current or former staff of The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong and include curators, assistant curators, graphic designer, photographer, secretaries, museum assistants and volunteers. Since they have worked in a museum environment, their creativity has been subtly influenced. They create artworks for personal enjoyment. Each staff member possesses different levels of visual training. In participating in this exhibition, they each began to consider the concept of "riches" and present their findings through photographic composition and expression.

 

OMA*AMO (Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf), Expansion- Neglect, 

 Venice Biennale, June 2005

Tina Yee-wan Pang

(Photo courtesy of the artist)

 

Lingshan Buddha,

Yixing, China 

 2003

Joan Ho

 (Photo courtesy of the artist) 

 

Rich Shop: Closing-down sale

Anita Wong 

 2007

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