‘The Ship of Theseus’ exhibition presents creative artworks by graduating HKBU visual arts students


Thursday, 2 June 2022

The Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will hold its Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts graduation exhibition from 5 to 18 June on the University’s Kai Tak Campus. The exhibition will feature artworks by 118 graduating students and will showcase their creativity as they respond to the world around them.

The exhibition carries the theme “The Ship of Theseus”, which is an ancient paradox from western philosophy about whether an object that has had all of its parts replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The show explores the transition from old to new ideas in terms of the creative process of the graduating students who bridge the virtual and reality through the power of their imagination and build their own metaphorical ship as they search for the coast.

The multidisciplinary exhibition explores current issues, social phenomenon, and personal stories. The exhibits include painting, sculpture, Chinese painting, ceramics, glass, installation, jewellery, wearables, photography, video, media art, illustration, art book, performance, and printmaking.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical exhibition is open on a limited basis. Members of the public who are interested in visiting the exhibition in person are required to make an online reservation (https://forms.gle/sz3dNHstKUb7MQWq5) two days in advance. As the quota is limited, the Academy will notify successful registrants by email. The public can also explore the exhibition through the 360° virtual reality (VR) panoramic video produced by AVA, which is available on the website (avabagradshow.com.hk) starting on 6 June.

The opening ceremony will premiere on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjmcd_XnaJ81x9jdwcQKm7g) at 8pm on 6 June.  For other details of the exhibition, please refer to the exhibition’s webpage: https://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/en/events/bagradshow2022.

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