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HKWALLS Tools of the Trade 塗鴉工具展 Public Opening 公眾開幕日

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G/F, 33 Des Voeux Rd W

G/F, 33 Des Voeux Road West

上環德輔道西33號地下

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HKWALLS Tools of the Trade 塗鴉工具展

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Tools of the Trade aims to frame the history of street art and graffiti through the lens of the tools that artists use to create their work. It features street art and graffiti tools from the late 1960s up to today, with Hong Kong artists woven throughout the exhibition, including everything from markers, spray cans and stickers, to DIY mops, stencils, stamps, paste ups, and modified fire extinguishers, to more technological tools like drones and laser guided projection. It is an attempt to highlight the wide range of tools used throughout history, their evolution, and the ingenuity of the artists that make and use them.

A major part of the exhibition will highlight the work of acclaimed American photographer Martha Cooper, who is best known for documenting the New York graffiti and hip-hop scene in the late 70s and through the 80s. In 1984 Cooper and fellow photographer Henry Chalfant published Subway Art, a book often dubbed the graffiti “bible” helped spread the graffiti movement worldwide. Cooper’s contribution to the exhibition will not only highlight the tools that artists have used throughout history but also her career and dedication to capturing the culture over the years.

Tools of the Trade 旨在通過藝術家用來創作作品的工具來描繪街頭藝術和塗鴉的歷史。展出從1960年代後期至今有關街頭藝術和塗鴉的工具,不少香港本地藝術家亦有參與。展品包括麥克筆,噴霧罐和貼紙,DIY拖把,模版,郵票,粘貼,改良的滅火器,以及更多技術性工具,如無人機和激光制導投影等。 展覽目的是展示整個街頭藝術歷史中所使用的各種工具及它們的演變,透過各種工具反映藝術家的獨特性。

展覽的中心部分將展出美國著名攝影師瑪莎·庫珀(Martha Cooper)的作品,她在70年代末至80年代期間,以鏡頭捕捉紐約的塗鴉藝術及嘻哈(hip-hop)文化為主。在1984年,庫珀及攝影師同伴亨利·查夫曼(Henry Chalfant)共同出版了《地鐵藝術》(Subway Art),被視為塗鴉藝術界的「聖經」,推動塗鴉風氣席捲全球。在本次展覽中,觀眾不但可以欣賞庫珀鏡頭中歷史上的街頭藝術家的創作工具,更可以體會到她多年來對街頭文化記錄事業的熱誠及投入。

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G/F, 33 Des Voeux Road West

上環德輔道西33號地下

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