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Title: TIME is Love.9

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Type of event: Video art scree ning

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Admission: Registration by email to programmes@murnomade.com b y 14th June. Free of charge.

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Mur Nomade presents the international video art program TIME is Love\, travelling to Hong Kong for the first time \, with a screening on Sunday 19th June at 5:00pm.

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Estab lished in 2008 by curator Kisito Assangni\, TIME is Love has travelled to m ajor cities around the world exploring the theme of love in hard times and bringing every year a refreshing perspective on video art. This screening w ill be a unique opportunity for Hong Kong audience to discover innovative a nd thought-provoking works.

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TIME is Love.9 is the ninth edition of the program and features a curated selection of twenty videos by internatio nal artists from Europe\, Africa\, the U.S.\, Chile\, Afghanistan\, Israel and Japan.

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Exploring love stripped of its traditional cliché\ ;s and timeless idealism\, the videos address the complexities of human rel ationships. In their own languages infused by personal sensibility and hist ory\, the artists deal with ambivalent emotions\, prevented communications\ , disturbed feelings\, globalization\, memory and spirituality. The program hopes to encourage the audience to reflect on the normative understanding of relationships in our modern society.

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The selected artists of TIM E is Love.9 are Alex Pearl (UK)\, Annabel Dover (UK)\, Boris Eldagsen (Germ any)\, Carla Gannis (USA)\, Dimitri Fagbohoun (Benin)\, Fatos Irwen (Turkey )\, Halida Boughriet (Algeria)\, Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg)\, Javiera Tejer ina (Chile)\, Joas Nebe (Germany)\, John Sanborn (USA)\, Michele Manzini (I taly)\, Nao Sakamoto (Japan)\, Nicolas Tourte (France)\, Rahman Hak-Hagir ( Afghanistan)/Alfie Nze (Nigeria)/Alice Bachmann (France)\, Simo Ezoubeiri ( Morocco)\, Sonia Laura Armaniaco (Italy)\, Thierry Ferreira (Portugal)\, Vi ctor Mutelekesha (Zambia)\, and Yuval Yairi (Israel).

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This year\, T IME is Love.9 has been presented at Plateau Gallery in Berlin\, Ljosi Light Festival in Seydisfjö\;rdur (Iceland)\, Galerie de La Voû\;te in Paris\, and it will be travelling to SPECTRUM Festival in Villach (Austria) \, Niv Art Centre in New Delhi and Studio1.1 in London.

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Willing to support sustainability and promote recycling\, Mur Nomade is partnering wit h Crossroads Foundation\, who kindly provided collected second-hand equipme nt for the screening of TIME is Love.9. Donations to Crossroads Foundation can be made at the end of screening.

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Simon Lee Gall ery Hong Kong is proud to present Fractured a selected group exhib ition exploring one of modernism&rsquo\;s most characteristic formal strate gies\, the fracturing of the picture plane. Just as the renaissance develop ment of perspective yielded the possibility of the representation of three dimensional space in a two dimensional plane\, so the modernist device of s plitting the picture plane by means of formal fault lines suggested the sim ultaneous presentation of multiple viewpoints\, and opened the door to abst raction.

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One hundred years after Picasso and Braque used this device for the first time as a cen tral ingredient of the new syntax of Cubism\, its significance and the rang e of uses to which it is put by contemporary artists is immense. This exhib ition\, including work by artists from the gallery alongside invited artist s will explore some of those strategies. It focuses particularly on the poi nt of slippage between figuration and abstraction\, placing figurative comp ositions which use the strategy of a fractured picture plane alongside work s which employ it as a tool in the development of a formal language in a co mpletely abstract context. Other works further expand the field of a fractu red image\, in each artist&rsquo\;s use of a language which exploits the os cillation and ambiguity between the figurative and the abstract and between image and sculptural object.

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Bernard Frize&rsquo\;s interests in theory\, process and formalism are communicated through his painting formulations. Part of a series that re-visits a labyrinthine painting made in 1986 on the ceiling of the Mus&ea cute\;e d&rsquo\;art Moderne de la Ville de Paris\, Frize&rsquo\;s circling patterns of inversed and reversed spectral colours is governed by his tool s\, materials and particular handling of the paint.

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Christopher Wool&rsquo\;s work places emphas is on elements of painting and erasure\, gesture and removal\, depth and fl atness. By silk screening painterly gestures\, Wool uses industrial procedu res and techniques made available by mass production in combination with pa inting itself to play with the ideas and techniques of reproduction. Repeti tion and layering\, recurring motifs and the reproduction of errors suggest s the breakdown of a structure that once existed.

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A key figure in the last four decades in the d evelopments of Conceptual art and Appropriation to the re-emergence of coll age\, John Stezaker creates a tension of opposites in surreal disunites and intuitive arrangements of line and form. The Double Shadow series transforms photographs through alterations\, deletions\, inversions and ju xtapositions\, resulting in images with an unsettling allure.

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In his innovative\, highly personal and unvarnishe d depictions of urban life\, Daido Moriyama redefined the medium of photogr aphy while chronicling the social and political turmoil of post-war Japan. His rough\, blurred aesthetic experiments with light\, shade and abstractio n while allowing for photographic chance.

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In Toby Ziegler&rsquo\;s practice source images of Old Master paintings undergo a process of digital manipulation and physical di ssolution. Exploring the relationship between control and abandon\, once th e image is intricately built-up to full completion\, Ziegler starts removin g the paint again\, grinding it off with an electric sander to reveal the m etal beneath. The work simultaneously builds up and strips back shimmering layers of paint on a scarred and polished aluminium ground\, creating a wor k that hovers between abstraction and figuration.

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Kathryn Andrews&rsquo\;s works expose and deco nstruct the excesses of capitalism\, drawing on pop art and minimalism\, an d manipulating visual vocabulary from popular culture\, such as movies\, te levision\, and stock photography archives. Andrews creates narratives that re-contextualize contemporary spectacles from politics to the contemporary art market\, inviting us to recognize our attachment to illusions.

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Upending commonly held expect ations of how images function\, John Baldessari encourages the viewer&rsquo \;s attention to minor details\, absences\, or the spaces between things. P ainting in primary colours over faces\, obscuring portions of scenes\, or j uxtaposing stock photographs with banal or utopian phrases\, Baldessari&rsq uo\;s conceptual exercises make use of cultural artefacts as frameworks for irreverent philosophical inquiries into art and knowledge.

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Eyeing the system of art and its ins titutions\, Louise Lawler&rsquo\;s camera registers the incidental\, underm ining the economy of attention and dislocating hierarchies. Her disparate a rrangements on a single plane are a movement of disconnections and variatio ns that bring forward what is hidden. Lawler questions how we subscribe to traditional modes of production and places of functioning through suggestiv e relationships\, poetic ambiguities and fractured harmonies.

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For f urther press information\, images and interview requests please contact Yin g Yue Li: ying@simonleegallery.com

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