Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong
Galerie Ora-Ora at VOLTA13 invites the visitor to probe the gulf between what you are and what the world expects you to be.
Immersed in a darkened space, you will behold a bi-sensory spectacle of art and music: Beijing-based artist Peng Wei’s illustrations of personal letters from great composers, juxtaposed with the aural majesty of their compositions. The collision of these private and public faces is the scene of Galerie Ora-Ora’s booth at VOLTA13.
As Peng Wei playfully combines diametrical counterpoints, how might we respond to the solemn news of Beethoven’s anger at a friend taking his spoon, whilst listening to the Eroica? This moving combination of harmony and discord will provide insights and questions into the nature of greatness, and the dichotomy between perception and reality.
Born in Chengdu, China, and a graduate of Nankai University, Beijing-based Peng Wei is a member of the China Fine Arts Association. Previous exhibitions include Coming Full Circle: Peng Wei Solo Exhibition at National Museum of History in Taipei (2015), Letters from a Distance: Art Basel Hong Kong (2014), START Art Fair in London (2014) and Real Life Stories: the Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition at The Bergen Art Museum in Norway (2013). Her works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Guangdong Art Museum, the He Xiangning Art Museum, the M+ Museum, the Uli Sigg Collection, the DSL Collection and many more.
Founded in Hong Kong in 2006, Galerie Ora-Ora is a research-based, future-focused Asian contemporary fine art gallery with an emphasis on contemporary ink, sculpture, and the discovery of emerging talent.