MOUNTAIN NO MOUNTAIN 見山不是山 — Yan Kallen

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「見山是山,見水是水;及至後來親見知識,有箇入處,見山不是山,見水不是水;而今得箇體歇處,依然是見山只是山,見水只是水。」──《傳燈錄》

藝術家殷家樑於外國研讀及工作多年,常參與外國畫廊和博物館的展出。雖然如此,殷家樑仍視香港為家之所在。從京都回來後,他以國畫傳統的形式、宋朝禪宗的頓悟,拍下了他對於香港這個城市理解與感受。

在這個城市,每日都有舊的房子被拆毀,四處都是進行中的建築工程,轉個街角,就能遇上憑空出現的,嶄新的高樓大廈。殷家樑重訪他童年離開香港前,在記憶深處留下痕跡的地方。整本書便以他祖父母的家,牛池灣彩雲邨白虹樓開始。只是,在這個被水泥高牆圍繞的地方,這個擅長遺忘的城市,記憶該以什麼方式,才能正確安放?

這個問題,每個人也需要為自己提供解答。

“At first; mountains are mountains and rivers are rivers; while you are studying, mountains are no longer mountains and rivers are no longer rivers; but once you have had enlightenment, mountains are once again mountains and rivers again rivers.” — “Transmission of the Lamp” (Song Dynasty) 



Artist Yan Kallen studied and lived overseas for many years, participating in many museum and gallery exhibitions abroad. However, Yan always regarded Hong Kong as home. Upon his return from Kyoto, Yan captured his own understanding and sentiments of Hong Kong using traditional Chinese painting style in combination with epiphany derived from Zen school of thought originating from Song Dynasty.

In this city, old houses are demolished every day and construction in process is found everywhere — around any corner, you can find a new high-rise building that seemingly came from nowhere. Revisiting places that were etched into his memory before he left Hong Kong as a child, this book starts from the home of Yan’s grandfather in Pak Hung House in Choi Wan Estate, Ngau Chi Wan. In this easily forgotten place surrounded by high cement walls, how can one gently set down one’s memories?

Perhaps this is a question that every one of us need to answer for ourselves.

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殷家樑 YAN Kallen

1981年生於香港,先後於倫敦中央聖馬丁設計學院及紐約帕森設計學院修讀設計,其後於2004年成立個人工作室Office of Yan Kallen,並在紐約和阿姆斯特丹開展藝術指導生涯。2009年開始個人創作,作品曾於首爾、悉尼、京都及香港展出。2016年於「KYOTOGRAPHIE 京都国際写真祭」獲得KG+ Award年度大獎,亦曾入選2012年香港當代藝術獎、2013年香港攝影集比賽及PhotoLucida Critical Mass 2015。

Born in Hong Kong in 1981. Yan attended Central Saint Martins College in London and Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2004, Yan launched his studio, Office of Yan Kallen, and began his career in art directing in New York and Amsterdam. Working primarily with photography, sculptures, and video, Yan finds inspiration from traditional Eastern philosophical ideas and is known for his works on the relationship between human and nature. Yan started creating artworks in 2009, exhibited in Seoul, Sydney, Kyoto and Hong Kong. In 2016, Yan received the Kyotographie International Photography Festival KG+AWARD, and was previously shortlisted for the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards by Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2012, Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2013 and The 2015 PhotoLucida Critical Mass.

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Size: 248 × 324 × 20mm
Pages: 42 pages
Binding: Hardcover with z-folding
Printing: Offset printing
Publication Year: 2018
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 978-988-77930-7-6