The World Is Your Oyster : As part of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association’s (HKAGA) Summer Programme
Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to present our forthcoming exhibition The World Is Your Oyster at the Hong Kong gallery. As part of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association’s (HKAGA) Summer Programme, the exhibition is organised by Hong Kong-based curator Juliana Chan with the aim of highlighting local artistic talents and fostering the Hong Kong arts community. The exhibition features works by LAU Hong Lam, LO Lai Lai Natalie, Mindy LUI, Amy TONG and Gavin YIP. The artists, hailing from various disciplinary backgrounds, will be exhibiting together for the first time in this group exhibition.
The exhibition’s title, The World Is Your Oyster, is a congratulatory wish to these five Hong Kong artists at the dawn of their careers. Stripped of its metaphorical meaning, the famous idiom is borrowed to describe how the food we eat (the oyster) is a product and reflection of the complex modern food system (the world). The contrasting difference between an oyster and the whole world also alludes to the huge gap between our food consumption and its industrial production.