With the Sun, She Quells the Night Exhibition at The Mills


With the Sun, She Quells the Night Exhibition Pays Tribute to Rebecca Pan

CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) at The Mills in Tsuen Wan presents a tribute exhibition to Rebecca Pan, the Hong Kong cultural pioneer and artist. The exhibition takes place from now until 23 October and explores the defining moments of transformation in her life and career.

The exhibition brings together archive materials from images, costume, music records, news clippings and more to examine and reimagines the iconic star through the lens of contemporary art.

With the Sun, She Quells the Night Exhibition Pays Tribute to Rebecca Pan

The exhibition starts with a large-scale installation suspended in mid-air at The Hall of The Mills, where visitors will be greeted by lenticular photo portraits of Rebecca Pan’s defining moments, capturing her many transformations, from a young girl to a self-assured star, and from an impressionable entertainer to an original artist.

At CHAT’s gallery space on the second floor, visitors will meander through exhibits that tell the story of Pan’s life and career, from portraits taken in the golden era of the 1960s at the height of her career, to the revolutionary landmark project of Pai Niang Niang – her seminal production from 1972.

With the Sun, She Quells the Night Exhibition Pays Tribute to Rebecca Pan

Beyond a retrospective, the exhibition rejuvenates the many archival materials from Pan’s life through the intervention and interpretation of contemporary art.

In addition to working closely with artist Enoch Cheng to shape the exhibition experience, CHAT unveils Cheng’s large-scale commissioned film installation, which reimagines Pan as the legendary White Snake from her musical production 'Pai Niang Niang'.

Archival materials from the 1972 production will be exhibited in juxtaposition with new remixed renditions of songs from the musical.

Elsewhere, and throughout the exhibition, previously unseen footage of Pan’s personal and professional life, recorded by her long-time pupil Chan Chung Ki, will be displayed to animate all facets of this shining star.

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