Yeung Tong Lung: A Space Beyond Words

To paint is to create a space beyond words.

Yeung Tong Lung

In 1990 Yeung Tong Lung established the Quart Society, now considered to have been the first autonomous art space in Hong Kong. It provided a platform for artists to show art outside of the mainstream and in particular to respond to the conditions of pre-handover, post-Tiananmen Hong Kong. As such, Yeung played a significant role in Hong Kong's avant-garde movement of the 1990s. Largely self-taught, he is part of a generation of artists recognised for their distinctly local response to modernism.

In this video, Yeung discusses different aspects of his practice—from abstract to figurative—and shares his thoughts about art and being an artist.


Image at top of page: Yeung Tong Lung. A Kung Nam 1 (detail), 2013. Oil on canvas. M+, Hong Kong. ©Yeung Tong Lung

Objects from the M+ Collections featured in this video:

Yeung Tong Lung. Structure #4, 1999. Mixed media on paper. M+, Hong Kong. ©Yeung Tong Lung
Yeung Tong Lung. Structure #6, 1999. Mixed media on paper. M+, Hong Kong. ©Yeung Tong Lung
Yeung Tong Lung. The Floor, 2014. Oil on canvas. M+, Hong Kong. ©Yeung Tong Lung
Yeung Tong Lung. A Kung Nam 1, 2013. Oil on canvas. M+, Hong Kong. ©Yeung Tong Lung
Yeung Tong Lung. Double Happiness No.2, 2011. Oil on canvas. M+, Hong Kong. ©Yeung Tong Lung

Producer: Kenji Wong Wai Kin
Director: Lo Chun Yip
Writer: Janice Li
Production Manager: Jane Leung
Production Assistant: Willis Ho
Cinematographer: Yip Man Hay, Lo Chun Yip
Sound Recordist: Chan Yu Hin
Editor: Wong Suk Nga, Chung Siu Hong
Music: Au Lok Hang
Sound Mixing: Li Chi Fung

M+ Curatorial Research: Chloe Chow, Tina Pang
M+ Video Production: Kenji Wong Wai Kin, Chris Sullivan, Angel Ng Wan Yi
Special Thanks: Yeung Tong Lung, May Fung, Art & Culture Outreach (ACO)