Italo Calvino once wrote: “One writes fables in periods of oppression.” A fable is a short tale intended to teach moral lessons and satirise problems in the society. Although fables are fictional, they often embody the writers’ resentment and melancholy towards reality, and document the present in imaginative ways. When one cannot freely express themselves, they present allegorical portraits of the real world with fables. Afterword will show how printmakers make their voices heard with art. Their practices centre on delicate emotions during uncertain and turbulent times.
A continuation of Pressing On, Afterword gathers works made by printmakers in response to social issues after 2000. Works are now on view in two parts.
Participating Artists: Glo Chan Cheuk-yan, Cheung Chung-chu, Lam Lok-san, Chivas Leung Wai-yan, Jeannie Wong Ho-ching, and Yu Kam-faat