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From 3G to 4G
by Karin Weber Gallery
Location: Karin Weber Gallery
Artist(s): GROUP SHOW
Date: 3 Jul - 31 Jul 2014

Smart phones have become central to our life in a very short space of time. For most of us, these powerful devices have become the essential companion to our every day; if not in held in our hand, then rarely out of reach. This is the focal point of a new show by Karin Weber Gallery; 'From 3G to 4G,' which seeks to explore the multiplicity of roles played by the phone in our daily lives. Whilst featuring an ever-expanding range of communication choices, today's phone offers far more: we use it to express ourselves, impress others, explore, transact, share, or exclude - instantly, on a one-to-one or mass audience level, all at the touch of a few buttons.

Eight young Hong Kong artists and collectives offer their own interpretation of the mobile phone in their world, by translating this into their art. This computer and technology literate generation makes full use of a wide variety of mediums, ranging from more traditional illustrations, or models using everyday materials such as paper or masking tape, to highly conceptual video and sound installations. Techno-centric works such as depictions of QR codes or smart phone apps demonstrate the extent to which a small, handheld screen has already become part of our language and visual culture. 'From 3G to 4G' highlights the journey of an everyday communications tool into the very fabric of today's society.

Featured artists: Brainrental, Elva Lai Ming Chu, Sunday Lai Long Sang, Lam Hoi Sin, Edwin Lo Yun Ting, Carmen Ng, Rental United and Elvis Yip Kin Bon.

-Karin Weber Gallery

Image: © Brainrental
Courtesy of the artist and Karin Weber Gallery

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