Titled one eye, the exhibition starts from 1 August to 1 September 2013 and will feature Professor ahn sang-soo’s series of photographs where the subjects covered one of their eyes. In this Hong Kong edition, Professor ahn has invited some of Hong Kong’s prominent figures in the art and culture scene to be part of this project.
Graphic designer and typography maestro Professor ahn sang-soo started his one eye conceptual photo project by in 1988, when he was working on a self-portrait for a magazine cover. He found the posture with one eye covered by his own hand fascinating, and started to take similar photos with people he encountered. During the course of shooting his targets with one eye, Professor ahn realized that seeing the world alone with an eye is sufficient. He believes with another eye masked, people could feel the world with an original sensational mode. Professor ahn made this an interpersonal project, ambitiously hoping he could capture the life stories, experience attitudes and spirit of his targets.
To date, Professor ahn has taken over 30,000 photos of quirky portraits with more than 5,000 persons from all walks of life. As an on-going project, Professor ahn will also be shooting portraits while he is in Hong Kong in late July. He has invited a number of Hong Kong-based artists and cultural figures to participate in one eye – Hong Kong Series with the resulting photos as part of the one eye exhibition at K11 Art Mall.