“Eventually, Obsolete” is a body of work by LEUNG Mong Sum that aims to connect humanity and technology through their imminent cessation, with photography as a core medium of his artistic expression. The exhibition juxtaposes technological obsolescence with the eventual death of human beings in attempt to negotiate the ephemerality of both technology and humanity. Through the combined use of photography, text, objects and installation, the body of work simultaneously employs and explores the system of photographic narrative, nostalgia and intertextuality, hence providing a perspective on humanity and technology under the zeitgeist of the digital and millennium era.
Joseph LEUNG Mong-sum graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong with first class honors, and went on an exchange program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the Syracuse University in New York. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
LEUNG is interested in exploring the relationship between daily sentiments and the environment. He is currently producing research in the form of photo poetry and conceptual photography. He was recently selected as one of the finalists of the WMA Masters Photographic Awards 2017/18 and had previously been awarded the “Julian Lee Asia One Photographic Awards 2016/17” and chosen as a finalist in the “First Smash 4 Art Project”. His works had previously been shown in the United States, India, Switzerland and Hong Kong.