A contemporary art exhibition
presented by West Kowloon
Cultural District Authority

Exhibition Period

15.5-10.6.2012

Opening Hours

10am-7pm Daily

9am-8pm
(15-20.5.2012)

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Leung Mee-ping

I MISS FANTA

 

Three iconic outdoor neon signs - of Coca-Cola®, Sprite® and Fanta® - along Macau's main shopping artery Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro have been a fixture in many photographs of Macau and an integral part of the city's urban landscape for the past 50 years. I Miss Fanta is the result of Leung's recent discovery of the disappearance of the Coca-Cola® and Sprite® signage - a title amplifying the sentiment expressed from the perspective of the signages about their dismantled past. By transplanting them in the grounds of a park in Yau Ma Tei (similar to how they were found on an outdoor platform in Macau's Coca-Cola® bottling factory), and displaying the process of its move in a nearby recycling-and-junk shop, Leung transforms the function of these visual symbols of personal and collective memory into a sculptural installation, while bringing the tension between heritage conservation and urban revitalisation (or gentrification) to the surface.

 

Leung Mee-ping graduated from L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, and obtained a master’s degree in Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts, USA. Leung received the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2002. Her solo exhibitions include “Reality – Leung Mee-ping Installation Art Exhibition” (2012) in Macau, and “Made in Hong Kong” (2011) in Taipei. Leung is assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Baptist University of Hong Kong.
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Installation locations

 

Portland Street / Man Ming Lane Sitting-out Area,
Yau Ma Tei (Yau Ma Tei MTR exit C)

 

Recycling Shop, G/F, 10A Portland Street,
Yau Ma Tei

 

Event

 

Artist Talk by Leung Mee-ping

 

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“Floating Signs and Fragile Monument – Leung Mee-ping’s I Miss Fanta and (Other Associations)” by Valerie C. Doran