› Tue, 03 Oct 2017
What a privilege to be invited by Unseen to launch my book in Amsterdam, connecting with photo lovers from Europe and beyond!
If you weren’t able to get a copy of the original and strictly limited publication, the series is now available again in a new high-quality photobook issued by Tokyo-based Case Publishing. Get a copy of the book via shashasha / 写々者:
Nothing can go wrong when you collaborate with a Japanese publisher. They are meticulous and understand the importance of creating the perfect photobook. Whether it’s the overall design, the printing, the binding, or the sequencing of the photos, I placed my trust in these folks and let them decide everything – which turned out to be the right thing to do.
Thanks must be given to:
Mr. Hiroshi Onishi for publishing my book
Mr. Tanaka Yoshihisa for art direction
Mr. Ryota Soejima for organising the launch
Mr. Takeki Sugiyama of Mirage Gallery for all his support!
› Mon, 02 Oct 2017
#ArtTravellers Exhibition Series II: Revisiting Memory Lane features Chan Dick’s soulful explorations and adventures in which he looks at old places and objects with a sense of familiarity to reveal his past memories and personal experiences infused with artistic imaginations. The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Art Promotion Office.
Childhood memories are photographer Chan Dick’s key to this wondrous realm. He displays a photo series taken in a deserted amusement park in central Taiwan to reminisce about his childhood at the Kai Tak Amusement Park in San Po Kong, Kowloon. Photos of the defunct amusement park document Chan’s immediate moods and perspectives: the focus on the ferris wheel and merry-go-round alternates between memory and reality, creating a journey in the perspective of interwoven joy and forlornness, and bringing visitors of the exhibition back to a space lost in time.
Exhibition period : 22.9.2017 — 14.4.2018
Venue : 1/F Lobby, Trade and Industry Tower (3 Concorde Road, Kowloon)
Opening hours :
Monday to Friday : 9am — 6pm
Saturday : 9am — 2pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
#藝術旅人展覽系列二: 回憶探索 邀請了陳的藉著作品展示其在異地的探險精神，追溯似曾相識的故地舊物，為過去回憶與自身經歷注入藝術想像。展覽由康樂及文化事務署主辦，藝術推廣辦事處籌劃。
星期一至五：上午 9 時至下午 6 時
星期六：上午 9 時至下午 2 時
› Mon, 12 Jun 2017
“CHAI WAN FIRE STATION”
PHOTO EXHIBITION BY CHAN DICK
MIRAGE GALLERY GRAND OPENING
Opening and Artist Talk: 24 June 2017 (5pm)
Exhibition period: 24 June – 16 July 2017
It gives me great pleasure and excitement to announce my first solo exhibition overseas featuring the series Chai Wan Fire Station. A total of 11 works will be shown at Mirage Gallery founded by Takeki Sugiyama in Japan who is head of MT. ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL and RAIEC TOKYO. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the grand opening of the gallery, which I am proud to be a part of.
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› Wed, 22 Mar 2017
Chan Dick’s book, Chai Wan Fire Station 柴灣消房局, will be exhibited at the following events:
Chan Dick just received his first award from Japan:
Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)
1st Place in Professional Category – Book: Fine Art
› Sun, 13 Nov 2016
Chan Dick’s photo book “Chai Wan Fire Station” is now for sale in all 3 Eslite bookstores 誠品書店 in Hong Kong. Limited to 100 copies only. More details here.
“Firefighters like Ants” – title of the article on the Japanese version of Wired. Link to article – in Japanese of course!
10/21（五） 18:30-21:00 預覽＋開幕酒會（邀請制）
10/22（六） 11:00-22:00 活動日
10/23（日） 11:00-20:00 活動日
Featured on The Culture Trip.
Chan Dick’s photo book “Chai Wan Fire Station” is finally out!
He has chosen to present it in a box set of 40 prints, each set autographed by the artist himself. This is a limited edition, only available in 100 copies.
Get your copy here:
這是盒裝限量版，只有 100 盒，每盒載有 40 張照片，並有陳的親筆簽名。
› Fri, 26 Aug 2016
Chan Dick’s piece at the Hong Kong International Photo Festival has been featured on today’s South China Morning Post:
“the successful simplicity of Chan Dick’s Afterglow (2016) installation honours the artist’s father. A bed is placed in a darkened room. The audience may lie on the bed to view a slideshow of dreamy photographs accompanied by plaintive music, with a final shot of Chan’s father. Outside the room, a box of possessions provides a memorial: a tie, a pager, a plastic food container and shaving gear.”
Article on the International Photography Awards featuring Chan Dick as one of the “TOP 15 EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS”.
› Thu, 18 Aug 2016
Chan Dick’s radio interview will be aired tonight at 6pm Hong Kong time. Tune into channel 903 of Commercial Radio to listen!
› Thu, 11 Aug 2016
One of Chan Dick’s photos have been featured on the cover of Dastan, a monthly magazine printed and sold in Iran by a non-profit organisation.
› Fri, 05 Aug 2016
Full-page feature on HK Magazine:
The Signal 8 Summer Salon Show is a round-up of some of the most significant works by artists represented by the The Cat Street Gallery [including] award-winning photographer Chan Dick, who shot his “Chai Wan Fire Station” series from the bathroom window of his workshop which happened to overlook the station courtyard. From his high aerial perspective, firefighters and trucks look like toys, the courtyard looks like a geometric green grid, and the daily activities of physical training, volleyball matches and guided student tours become minimalistic, seemingly meticulously arranged scenes.
Through Aug 20. The Cat Street Gallery, 50 Tung St., Sheung Wan. thecatstreetgallery.com
› Sun, 31 Jul 2016
Chan Dick will be participating in this year’s HKIPF 香港國際攝影節 Hong Kong International Photo Festival to be held during 6 Aug – 4 Sept @ Artistree in Taikoo Place. In Chan Dick’s own words, he will be showcasing photos of several inanimate objects that represent his relationship with his father, presented in a way that can be viewed, heard and felt but only if you come in person:
› Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Chan Dick’s work will be shown at this summer show hosted by The Cat Street Gallery. Come join this Thursday!
› Fri, 01 Jul 2016
Chan Dick interviewed on Apple Daily’s Action News (蘋果動新聞). View the video and article here.
› Mon, 23 May 2016
› Mon, 16 May 2016
“Among the works presented by The Cat Street Gallery this year, Ho is excited to showcase Hong Kong fine-art photographer Chan Dick. Chan won third place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) for his series, Chai Wan Fire Station. Shot from an aerial perspective – from his workshop’s bathroom – the angle makes for a minimal look that appears to be purposefully composed and somehow casts a toy soldier affect on the subjects. ‘He has a great eye for our homeland, so we hope his works will reach a wider audience and be appreciated by more people,’ says Ho.”— ART FOR ALL: THE HONG KONG AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
Zolima City Mag, 12th May 2016