IMAGINE THE ‘IM’POSSIBILITIES: BAMBOO

26 Sep, 2020 - 31 Dec, 2020

 

Bamboo originating from Asia is exquisite in texture and has undergone various processes to create a diversified culture in its craftsmanship. Although the art of bamboo is a traditional craft that lasts for thousands of years, it is an industry which our younger generations seldom pursue and let alone inherit. In the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, constant innovations of contemporary materiality come and go in a fleeting state. Bamboo, however, occupies a unique position by sustaining the livelihood of Hong Kong in the early days, pushing through difficult times with the city. Up till today, bamboo is not only commonly used in our daily lives but has become a skillful handicraft, leaving an imprint to signify our era.

 

Crafts on Peel is a non-profit creative and experiential venue, with the mission to foster the exchange of traditional craftsmanship between Hong Kong and the world. I am honored to be invited as a co-curator and one of the participating artisans. To continue with the exploration of Hong Kong’s traditional bamboo craftsmanship, the curatorial team voyaged to Taiwan and Japan to discover local bamboo craftsmen, and has invited various local and international artisans to participate in our joint exhibition. With the characteristics of being purely hand-made, artisans have integrated bambooware into their daily lives, interpreting the linkage between traditional craftsmanship and contemporary lifestyle.

 

Crafts on Peel aims to bring you into the world of bamboo art, to appreciate the persistence of traditional crafts, and to immerse yourself in the infinite possibilities and creativity of bamboo.

Benjamin Wang

Co-curator

Featured Works

Off Course

Tamotsu Nishimoto

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Teppachi Morikago

Tamotsu Nishimoto

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Takezaiku Basketry

Tamotsu Nishimoto

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Triangular Tray

Chen Yung Sheng

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Chrysanthemum Patterned Night Light

Chen Yung Sheng

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Boat-shaped Woven Fruit Basket

Chen Yung Sheng

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Moonlight Gardenia

Chen Yung Sheng

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The Dawn of Life – Tangle

Chen Yung Sheng

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Taiwan To Go!

Benjamin Wang

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Tea Leaf Storage Baskets (Tight-plaited and Sparse-plaited)

Benjamin Wang

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Picnic Basket

Benjamin Wang

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Lamp (Fruit Tray, Duck-feeding Bowl, Chicken Cage)

Benjamin Wang

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Copper Teapot with Woven Handle

Ting For Chun & Luk Shu-Choi and Luk Keung-Choi

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Hemp Leaf Pattern Tray

Ting For Chun

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Hexagonal Chrysanthemum Pattern Coaster

Ting For Chun

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Coffee Filter

Ting For Chun

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Tea Funnel 

Ting For Chun

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Lantern

Ting For Chun

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Moon Halo

Ting For Chun

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Pavo

Dylan Kwok & Chan Lok Choi

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Reborn Merman

Jinno Neko & Cheung Foon

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