“The Better End of the Deal”
Gallery I, Art Museum, Central Campus, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
The BA Graduate Exhibition titled “The Better End of the Deal”. Through the exhibition, our graduates try to explore the relationship between graduates and the art market, also to reflect on their own effort, gains and losses in the past four years of study. The show also expresses our graduates’ reminiscence and contemplation for the years of studies.
This year embodies the works from 40 graduates, containing the artworks and thesis of the students in Modern Art Studio Stream and Art History Stream, which shows the artistic achievement of them.
“The better end of the deal”
“Come seek! Come and have a look!’’
In an art show, there are visitors who are wandering for leisure, buyers who are demanding for their targets, and young people who are confused about what they are seeking.
The journey of “seeking”, for some people, is rather easy like walking on a straight and broad path. For some others, however, they might have been walking for long to search for an answer.
We search, we wait, or even temporarily leaving it out. Yet, experience and thoughts hide in our conscious and work inwardly. In a certain moment, we would look all the way back to the long, misty path we have gone through. Thus, we realize it has been gradually becoming clearer throughout the journey.
“The better end of the deal” is a quote from a dialogue in the movie Gattaca.
Vincent: I don’t know how to thank you.
Jerome: No, no. I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body. You lent me your dream.
Life is impermanent, everything happens only once in a lifetime. At this moment of graduation, we reflect again the time we spent at this place. Have we chosen the better end of the deal for ourselves? Meanwhile, our paths ahead begin here. We seek, seeking for our places, seeking for new possibilities.
A long and steep way ahead to go, I shall seek my beauty high and low.