Founder of Galerie Ora-Ora, Henrietta Tsui-Leung: It’s necessary to create a blooming industry for arts; and it’s a pleasure to compete with powerful rivals



Galerie Ora-Ora is proud to celebrate the opening of their new space in the H Queen’s building in March, where its new art space is going to bring a more refined art experience to art lovers. Its inaugural exhibition, “Screaming Books”, explores the contrasts and harmonies of art and literature, as well as featuring eight contemporary Chinese and Hong Kong artists. The exhibition would be the first show to kicks-off the gallery’s programme this year, in the brand new venue that utilises the natural light of the 17thfloor, and all the features of this purpose-built building for galleries. 


The literature-themed group exhibition features eight contemporary Chinese and Hong Kong artists including Halley Cheng, Hung Keung, Peng Jian, Peng Wei, Xiao Xu, Xu Lei, Zhang Yanzi together with an iconic calligraphy graffiti work by Tsang Tsou- Choi, the “King of Kowloon”. The exhibition title partly originates from Alexander Rodchenko’s poster of a Russian writer and socialite Lilya Brik screaming “Books!”, a cry of union between art and words.Screaming Books asserts the universal power of the image, distilled into a coherent group showing of contemporary Chinese ink art. 


Artron: Among all the excellent galleries, how does Ora-Ora carry out its way of management?  What’s the characteristics of it?


Henrietta Tsui-Leung: If you look at H Queen’s, we are not going to be the most crowded gallery, but we are definitely more than just being here. We will do our best within our ability to present our exceptional values. I believe in order to harmonised with the art industry, you must learn to compete with the rivals on a stratospheric level in the blooming market. It is indeed, an effective way for self-improvements and what we will gain from the experience would be immeasurable.

March 16, 2018