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M+ Community Pilot Project—L Community

12 Nov 2021
Artist: Pak Sheung Chuen
Type: Community Programme
Language: Multiple
Audience: Everyone
Location: Common Space

M+ Community Pilot Project—L Community

The M+ Community Pilot Project is a socially driven initiative that empowers artists and community partners to explore the possibilities of social service through creative practices. We believe that engaging social workers and communities in activities that prioritise creativity and diverse perspectives can foster imaginations, cultivate an inclusive environment that offers new opportunities for underrepresented communities, and create hopes for the future.

L Community is a continuation of artist Pak Sheung Chuen’s project L, initiated at the 2012 exhibition Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei. The project began with a creative enquiry into the artist’s work and mindset. L Community attempts to shed light on his creative practice. The initiative demonstrates how his simple concepts can be evolved into numerous possibilities for community experiences through the reimagination of the mundane details of everyday life.

A series of experimental activities will be organized at M+ and across other community venues. This display at the M+ Learning Hub will track the project’s progress. Through this process, Pak hopes to inspire participants to start their own creative experiments.

Participating Artist

Pak Sheung Chuen obtained an undergraduate degree in fine arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2003, he has been a visual arts columnist for the weekend supplement of Ming Pao Daily News. Pak works across different mediums and draws inspiration from lived experiences to create playful works that explore hidden connections between people, events, and objects.

Portrait of Tozer Pak Sheung Chuen

Portrait of Pak Sheung Chuen. Photo: courtesy of the artist

Community Partners

  • The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong - Jockey Club South Kwai Chung Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
  • Caritas Mok Cheung Sui Kun Community Centre - Neighbourhood Kitchen
  • The Pokfulam Farm

Image at top: Using the Light of the Waning Moon to Draw a Full Moon, 2007. Pak Sheung Chuen. © Pak Sheung Chuen. Photo: courtesy of Pak Sheung Chuen. M+, Hong Kong

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