Ingrid Pui Yee Chu

  • picks May 11, 2020

    “Anonymous Society for Magick”

    The “natures miracles” of Cinquecento humanist Giambattista della Porta’s 1558 book Magia Naturalis (Natural Magick) suffuse curator Ying Kwok’s exhibition, where multimedia works by five Chinese artists test the trope of the artist as magician. Several participants harness light and shadow to create hyperreal environments. Taking the form of a carousel lantern, Lam Tung Pang’s The Great Escape (all works 2020 unless otherwise noted) combines painting, sculpture, and video to cast a mountainous dreamscape along connected false walls. Nearby, Chen Wei’s color-soaked visions of Hong Kong surface