Wing Shya’s Bittersweet Beauty on Show

Hong Kong’s Art Month sees local artist Wing Shya  launch his first charity art initiative, Sweet Sorrow, an exhibition of striking photographs that explore the human mind.
Known for his collaborations with filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, Wing is one of Asia’s most renowned photographers, with his compelling, sumptuous aesthetic in photography, film and music instantly recognisable around the world.

With Sweet Sorrow, he examines the human mind in the information age, looking at feelings of despair and loneliness, of urban crowds and restless environments. He has adopted the theme “times change but change is beautiful”. In visualising the beauty of change, he finds a silver lining through his use of Japanese manga accents and bright pops of colour that strive to uplift and offer hope.

Wing’s initiative will see all proceeds directed to the Hong Kong Adventist hospital Foundation’s Cancer Fund to support underprivileged cancer patients in Hong Kong.
Born in 1964 in Hong Kong, his directorial work includes Hot Summer Days and Love in Space. This year marks the first retrospective exhibition of his work in Shanghai and Beijing. His photography has also featured at The 14th Factory exhibition in Los Angeles.

Sweet Sorrow is on view at LOFT 22 from March 14-17, with an opening reception on March 14. Admission to the exhibition from March 15-17 is free of charge, with tickets for opening night on March 14, priced at HK$800, with all proceeds directed to the Adventist’s Cancer Fund.

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LOFT 22
22/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central

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