“Lingnan Hung Kuen Across the Century: Kung Fu Narratives in Hong Kong Cinema and Community” Exhibition

We would like to invite you to cover the following event:

Event : “Lingnan Hung Kuen Across the Century: Kung Fu Narratives in Hong Kong Cinema and Community”       
              Exhibition

Date   : 8 December 2017 (Friday)

Media preview
Time                  : 3:00 pm
Venue                : CityU Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Spokespersons: Mr Hing Chao, Founding Director of the Institute of Chinese Martial Studies
                              Professor Jeffrey Shaw, Chair of CityU’s School of Creative Media (SCM)
                              Dr Isabelle Frank, Director of CityU Exhibition Gallery

Opening ceremony
Time                      : 5:30 pm
Venue                    : 19/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
Guests of Honour: Mr Hing Chao, Founding Director of the Institute of Chinese Martial Studies
                                  Mr John Tsang Chun-wah, a practitioner of Hung Kuen and former Financial Secretary
                                  Professor Way Kuo, President of CityU
                                  Professor Alex Jen Kwan-yue, Provost of CityU
                                  Professor Jeffrey Shaw, Chair Professor of CityU’s SCM
                                  Dr Isabelle Frank, Director of CityU Exhibition Gallery

CityU Exhibition Gallery will feature one of the most important Chinese martial art systems, Hung Kuen, along with innovative new media technology and 3D visualisation to provide visitors with a thrilling kung fu experience.

The exhibition will highlight the parallel history of two of the most influential martial arts families in Hong Kong: Kung Fu Master Mr Lam Sai-wing and his descendants, and the famous kung fu movie star and director Mr Lau Kar-leung and his father, Mr Lau Jaam.

Documentary photographs, kung fu scripts, vintage movie posters and interactive installations will be showcased including an animation of the late Master Lam Sai-wing’s renowned “Iron Wire Boxing”, 3D adaptations of spectacular scenes from Mr Lau Kar-leung’s Shaw Brothers movies. An installation created by CityU’s SCM allows you to appreciate the martial art from five perspectives.

The exhibition is organised by CityU, the Institute of Chinese Martial Studies Limited and International Guoshu Association Limited, with the support of the Hong Kong visual Arts Centre. We sincerely invite you to experience this kung fu journey.

Media enquiries:

Terry Lam, Communications and Public Relations Office (Tel: 3442 5228 or 6183 0947)