Seeing Beyond – Eric Fong

Seeing Beyond - Eric Fong

Chinese Arts Centre is proud to present the first major solo exhibition by visual artist and former medical doctor Eric Fong.

Eric Fong is a London-based visual artist working in video and photography whose art practice is informed by his former profession as a medical doctor. His work sensitively explores individual experiences of health and the body as well as examining different medical approaches and wider social attitudes. Fong works closely with people of diverse ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds, adopting a sympathetic yet objective perspective. From these encounters Fong creates video and photography works that seek to open up a dialogue about the way we perceive and treat issues related to the body, medicine and disability.

For Seeing Beyond Fong has been working with visually impaired art enthusiasts from Henshaws Society for Blind People to create a video work exploring their perceptual experience when visiting an art exhibition.

Alongside this major new work, Fong also shows a series of photography and video developed in China. Shanghai Remedies is a series of personal portraits and home medicine collections exploring changing attitudes to health, medicine and the body in China today.

Artist Talk 5.30 – 7.30pm

Refreshments served

Region: All
Start Date: 22/01/2009
End Date: 05/04/2009
Start Time: 17.30 to 19.30
Venue: Seeing Beyond – Eric Fong
Venue Address: Chinese Arts Centre, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester
Celebs Attending: Eric Fong
Website: http://www.chinese-arts-centre.org
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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