Featuring over 30 artists based in UK and Hong Kong, Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a new online exhibition of new and existing digital artworks from some of the most innovative artists in the UK and Hong Kong, as part of a festival of cultural exchange between the two countries.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival has launched an online exhibition of new and existing digital artwork from UK and Hong Kong based artists from Wed 11 November to Sun 13 ecember 2020. The exhibition is free to access and accompanied s series of online events discussing topical themes and issues affecting visual arts sectors across the world. Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a programme established by Arts Council England the GREAT campaign to encourage meaningful cultural exchange and forge enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong's visual arts sectors. It has been led by independent Hong Kong based curator Ying Kwok, University of Salford Art Collection, Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and consists of a network of contemporary visual arts organisations across the UK and Hong Kong.
Five especially commissioned artworks premiered on Wed 11 November in the Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Exhibition. These works celebrate artists based in the UK and Hong Kong that work with new media and digital platforms. Each of these artists were selected from nominations
by UK and Hong Kong visual arts organisations.
The five commissions are accompanied by a series of existing artworks, also nominated by visual arts organisations in the UK and Hong Kong. These include digital videos, animation, interactive games and augmented reality applications.
Accompanying the commissions and existing artwork will be a series of social media residencies between UK and Hong Kong based artists taking over the social media accounts of visual arts organisations in the corresponding country.
Finally, Hong Kong based artist and researcher Lee Wing Ki is taking over Open Eye Gallery’s public window exhibition space from 16 November to the 18 December 2020. Nominated by 1a space, Wing Ki exhibits his black and white Night Walk (an excerpt) photography project (2019-2020) portraying a seemingly empty Hong Kong cityscape at night.
Meanwhile Tang Kwok Hin’s social media residency with Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange will happen after the festival. Having been born and raised in a walled village in Kam Tin, Tang Kwok-hin hopes to explore ideas of place through working with primary school children in both Newlyn and Milton Keynes.
About Peer to Peer: UK/HK
Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a programme designed to encourage meaningful cultural exchange and to forge enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong's visual arts sectors. The Festival includes an online exhibition of digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based
artists, alongside a programme of public events and panel talks. The Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival took take place entirely online between 11-14 November 2020 on peertopeerexchange.org with the online exhibition extending to 13 December. The festival is free and open to all.