Venue: Lucie Chang Fine Arts, No. 26, Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Lucie Chang Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of KILLED OR BE KILLED, WANTO x NECKFACE Exhibition, at Lucie Chang Fine Arts. Curated by Hong-Kong graffiti follower, collector Eric Wong, presented by L+, one of the young Lucie Chang Fine Arts’ affiliates, the exhibition and its associated events is the very first complex post graffiti/street art presentation ever housed in the gallery’s Sheung Wan space.
KILLED OR BE KILLED showcases 15 magnificent canvases and paper pieces, including a few rare works established by both legendary writers, moving the street art elements that once described as urban decoration fluidly across alternative media. Both writers will also take over the gallery space with provided blank canvases and street objects. When they pick up cans of spray paints and markers, all surveillance cameras switched off, all gallery staff’s backs turned, the project witnesses the first-ever attempt of a commercial contemporary art gallery breaking into the street art culture while protecting writers from violation and vandalization. The entire “in-house street art movement” will be documented by authorized digital devices and distributed exclusively onto social media channels with an emphasis on the performative nature of writing (distributive hashtags: #殺死或被死 #killorbekilled #wanto #neckface #luciechangfinearts #Lplushk #graffiti #246 #hardcore #666 #streetart #hongkong #japan #usa #writer #roadtrip).
On the occasion of the exhibition opening party, a limited edition of WANTO x NECKFACE Tee (100 pieces) and KILLED OR BE KILLED Art Book (limited run of 100 copies) will be launched globally.