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Exhibition to explore relationship between dreams and reality (with photos)

     An exhibition entitled "Walking in the Dreams" opens at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum tomorrow (June 3). Featuring works by 11 contemporary artists, the exhibition allows the audience to experience various dreamlike and illusory works created by the artists, enabling them to better examine thoughts and dreams buried deep within themselves.

     An opening ceremony for the exhibition was held today (June 2), with officiating guests including the Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Ms Florence Hui; Chairman of the Art Museum Advisory Panel, Mr Vincent Lo; Museum Expert Advisor (Research and Education - Art), Dr Ma Kwai-shun; Deputy Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (Culture), Dr Louis Ng, and Museum Director of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Ms Fione Lo.

     Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ms Hui said that, some people think dreams are based on past experiences while others believe that dreams are reflections of the subconscious. For artists, dreams are often a source of inspiration and a starting point for creativity. To create the "Walking in the Dreams" exhibition, the Heritage Museum invited 11 local artists to create artworks with dreams as the main theme. Using a variety of media, the artists have tried to explore the nature of dreams and examine the relationship between dreams and life.

     "This exhibition does not aim to use complicated theories to explain the principles of dreams, nor does it try to interpret dreams for the audience. It aims to invite the audience to explore the relationship between dreams and reality, and to discover the other self that is hidden deep within their hearts through interaction with the artworks," said Ms Hui.

     Dreams are deeply connected with body and soul, conscious and subconscious, imagination and reality. They are places to be discovered and explored, and they help us heal. Featuring artworks in various media such as paintings, ceramic, video, light and sound installation, and mixed media, this exhibition will allow the audience to learn more about the dreams buried deep within themselves by exploring 11 dreamy spaces created by contemporary artists. Some will help the audience revisit memories, while others might be projections of hopes for the future, urging the audience to fulfill their dreams.

     The participating artists are Joey Leung, Leung Mee-ping, Kingsley Ng, Ordinary Cavemen, So Yan-kei, Tam Wai-ping, Sara Tse, Wong Chi-yung, Adrian Wong, Kacey Wong and Samson Young.

     The exhibition will be held until September 28. For details of the exhibition, please visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's website at or call 2180 8188.

     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin.

Ends/Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:25


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