City Poetry 城市詩意
6 June - 14 July 2019
Exhibition Dates: 7 June - 7 July 2019
展覽日期：2019年6月7日 - 7月7日
Opening Reception: Thursday 6 June, 6 - 9 pm
開幕日期：2019年6月6日 下午6 - 9時
Blue Lotus Gallery: G/F 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Wed - Sun | 11am - 6pm
開放時間：星期三至星期日 上午11時 - 下午6時
City Poetry 城市詩意 is Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s most personal project to date, a photographic exercise that shows the artist further deepening his roots in Hong Kong and Cantonese culture. Jacquet-Lagrèze set himself the task of documenting visually striking street signs which he took home where his wife would help to translate, slowly enabling him to decipher the characters that adorn this city’s streets. As his archive grew so did his knowledge, forming sentences with photographs of individual characters results in poems that are both visual and linguistic.
The exhibition will feature about 30 works including some pieces from his previous projects, Wild Concrete, Concrete Stories and Blue Moment. There will be an Artist Talk and other events surround the exhibition and his books will be available during the exhibition.
Click on image to see whole work and caption.
「城市詩意」是Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze 最新的個人企劃，今輯攝影系列印證了這位法籍攝影師對於香港及其語言文化的熱愛再度昇華。Jacquet-Lagrèze以攝影紀錄街上各種充滿視覺 魅力的招牌，帶回家中讓太太協助翻譯，漸漸地，他學會解讀滿佈大街小巷的文字密碼。他儲下了大批這樣的文字照片，中文知識亦隨之加深。他更運用這些文字照片拼砌成有「詩意」的句子，巧妙地集合「視覺」與「語文」於一身。