To be, or not to be that is the question

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To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action. - Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember'd.

Fantastic news ! Hong Kong Eye – Contemporary Art Exhibition

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My neon light art work ” Peng ” showing at the coverage  in  Financial Times newspaper !
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Hong Kong Artists Get the Saatchi Treatment

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Hong Kong Artists Get the Saatchi Treatment

The first major showcase of Hong Kong contemporary art, both in Hong Kong and internationally, launched yesterday at the China Club.

The ‘Hong Kong Eye’ exhibition will bring together over 50 works by 18 Hong Kong emerging artists, kicking off in a free exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 5 December to 12 January 2013 followed by a Hong Kong exhibition at ArtistTree in TaiKoo Place next year.

Yesterday’s launch was attended by many of the artists exhibiting or included in the programme’s accompanying publication, ‘Hong Kong Eye: Hong Kong Contemporary Art’, which features yet another 100 or so works by 76 artists. It’s a hefty tome pulling together an extensive list of Hong Kong artists going back to pioneers such as Tsang Tsoi-Choi (King Kowlooon), Botao Chen and Tseng Kwong Chi to contemporary emerging and established artists today such as Kacey Wong, Nadim Abbas, Joao Vasco Paiva, Wilson Shieh, Lee Kit, Angela Su and Chow Chun Fai.

I spotted Hong Kong’s colourful Frog King, Angela Su, Nadim Abbas, Adrian Wong, and Joao Vasco Paiva among the gathering as co-curators of the exhibition, Johnson Chang of Hanart TZ Gallery, and Serenella Ciclitira, CEO of Parallel Contemporary Art, introduced the project.

Hong Kong is the third ‘Eye’ initiative following the wildly successful ‘Korean Eye’, and ‘Indonesian Eye’, with more ‘Eyes’ in the making says David Ciclitira, founder of the initiative, including a possible ‘South African Eye’.

Barry Stowe, Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, who is the principal sponsor of the programme, says, “There is an incredible amount of creativity and imagination in the Hong Kong marketplace that unfortunately doesn’t get the recognition it deserves”. Attracting over a million visitors during four years at the Saatchi Gallery, the ‘Eye’ programme is now set to shine the spotlight on the city’s homegrown talent, at last.

Published by the enormously respected art publisher, Skira, the book will be available at most bookstores.

‘Hong Kong Eye’ Book Cover
Image courtesy of Sutton PR

Frog King at the Hong Kong Eye launch

by Diana –http://post-ism.com/2012/11/21/hong-kong-artists-get-the-saatchi-treatment/