The Unbearable Lightness of Flowers ─ Hong Jiyoon

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“The Unbearable Lightness of Flowers ─ Hong Jiyoon”, originally scheduled to be held from November 2 to 15 at Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Fringe Club, will be postponed due to the artist’s unavailability. Date of Rescheduling will soon be announced on

The fragments from the clash are like petals which eventually become a flower. I believe it is the same in life, as in my work. A flower, made of many layers of petals, and the connections between those layers, mimic the appearance of life and become an icon in my artwork.

Our modern era is comparatively simple, yet heavy, flooded with media and commercialism. I bring together Korean and Chinese lyric poetry from the early twentieth century and let them encounter my own poetry. By watching them interact with each other, I think of those “not too simple yet not too heavy” things I have forgotten.

My flowers offer a heartfelt yet light joke to the world, speaking on behalf of words like “freedom,” “nostalgia,” “dreams,” “stars,” “friendship,” “love,” and “heart.” The colors and images, like people today, are busily overlapping, scattering and mixing with each other.

Next to them, dead poets with very different faces intermingle with my poems, in a soothing tempo, comforting and encouraging each other, like children who want to play across all corners, with pounding heart and soul.

About the Artist:

Presented by:Fringe Club
Supported by:Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong