In the frame of the French May associated projects, reflecting the theme Timeless Classics, Caroline Bouquet pays homage to the French writer Victor Segalen (1878-1919) and his poetry work ‘Steles’.
Victor Segalen famous travel writings gave a direct expression of his vision, belief and aspirations. He has extensively travelled throughout Polynesia and China.
Segalen wrote novels, as well as travelogs, collections of poetry, essays, plays, and much correspondence. Taken together, his work is understood to be among the more significant expressions of an early modern sensibility.
The French School of Hong Kong was named after him.
Caroline Bouquet has studied Fine Arts in Versailles and History in La Sorbonne, Paris. As a painter and printmaker, her work focuses on the poems Segalen has written about the mileage stones encountered on his journeys in China and Asia.
Appropriating the explorer’s travels Bouquet translates them into collage and elegant visual artwork.
In association with Nockart Gallery, Caroline Bouquet presents a series of paintings and engravings. The artist’s interpretation of Segalen’s poetry book ‘Steles' will give the audience a contemporary dialogue between the real and imaginary world.
16B Kwai Bo Industrial
40 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Schedule: 7th May - 10 June, 2020
Du 07 Mai au 10 Juin 2020, de 18:00 à 10:00
Stèles, exposition graphique de Caroline Bouquet, French May 2020
16B 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road Aberdeen Wong Chuk Hang Hong Kong
Remarque: Kwai Bo industrial Building