Talking about Princess Coeng-ping, everybody knows she is a character in Floral Princess. But do you know her exact name? A smart, righteous heroine who did not hesitate in dying for her country. How much empathy is there behind the romantic story? Would her fate have been any different if she had lived in the present time?

Photographic artists and a wide spectrum of artists of different disciplines and age groups have been invited to participate in the production of A Collection of Coeng-ping Images 65. Princess Coeng-ping will be their Muses. It is a fantasy of her being reborn today after the pandemic from the post-war 1950’s, an imagination of what impression and image ZYU Fai-nei would bring to your very eyes.

Photographs Solicited | Collaborative Creation of Own Culture
Theme : Fantasy of Princess Coeng-ping 2022, Contemporary dialogue

In 1644 the Forbidden City fell, marking the end of the last empire of the Central Plain culture. A crisis of cultural inheritance? Floral Princess, created by TONG Tik-sang in 1957, is more than a classic brand. She transcends the realm of Canto-opera. She is the gem of human cultural heritage. The mental journey of the Last Princess Coeng-ping can connect generations and inspire the future. “A Collection of Coeng-ping Images 65” holds dialogue with contemporary minds through your imagination of her images in 2022.

Target Participants:
1. Open Group: Any member of the public
(Creativity is the key. Professional equipment not a must. Mobile phone photography welcome.)
2. By Invitation: Renowned artists*

Submission:
1. Deadline: 2022.9.16

2. Digital Format: JPG or TIFF (15-50MB or above will better suit exhibition purposes. For mobile phones please select maximum pixels)

3. Email: Please provide download link for the digital file, together with a description of the creative idea (not more than 200 words), your name and contact details by email to cantoperaworks@yahoo.com.hk

Reward to Participants:
1. Certificate of Appreciation: Presented to all participants

2. Exhibition: A total of 65 photographs, being those taken by renowned artists and those shortlisted from the Open Group, will be put on exhibition as a mark of our times.

3. Date of Exhibition: 2022.10.16-25 (Tentative)

4. Attending Opening Ceremony of Exhibition: All participants and their models will be invited to attend.

5. Award: Viewers of the exhibition will be invited to pick one exhibit in the Open Group as “My Most Loved Masterpiece”. The creator of the exhibit with the highest number of votes will be awarded a cash prize of HK$10,000 as encouragement for continuation on the path of creation.

6. Publishing of Photo Album: in 2023 (revenues will be used to sponsor the “Floral Princess on Campus” Project)

Reward to Viewers:
A cash prize of HK$1,000 will be awarded to one “Tasteful Viewer” selected by drawing lots from viewers who have chosen the winner of “My Most Loved Masterpiece”.

* Renowned artists
(in random order)

Michelle YIM (film/TV star)

Wing SHYA (photographer | film/ad director)

Bryan WONG (advertisement creativity)

Lawrence NG (photographer@Work House)

YEE Chung-man (art director|film director)

Rebecca LEE (polar science worker)

LO Yuk-ying (photographer)

Yuri NG (artistic director, City Contemporary Dance Company)

anothermountainman (visual communicator) x MUI Cheuk-yin (dancer | choreographer)

CHOW Chun Fai (paint artist)

Mathias WOO (artistic director, Zuni Icosahedron) x LAI Tat-tat-wing (cartoonist)

LEUNG Hoi-ping (photographer)

KWAN Pun-leung (cinematographer | photographer)

PAN Lingjuan (dance artist)

CHANG Kuei-ling (dance artist)

YEH Ming-hwa (dance artist)

Ljuzem Madiljin (artistic director, Tjimur Dance Theatre)


Floral Princess 65th Anniversary
a series of 9 events

Floral Princess | Professional Edition
ArenA | Write on, as THE tribute to YAM-PAK-TONG
Floral Princess | Theatre Student Edition
Floral Princess | Theatrical Concert Student Edition
Floral Princess | Recital Student Edition
Call Loud Yeah! | Black Box Theatre Festival
Seoi-bo-long Video Festival
A Collection of Coeng-ping Images 65
Raining Petals: An Orchestral Re-imagining