[Sponsored article] “TIME WILL TELL” is a passionate cross media exhibition of anothermountainman x Stanley Wong’s vast body of creation encompassing design, advertisement, photography, art, movie and writing. It is also a visual testament to Wong’s inexhaustible creativity and positive attitude towards life, whether it be commercial, personal or commissioned work. In the artist’s own words, the exhibition is “a presentation on process, building and preserving, and precipitating. It is not an exhibition to display accomplishments.” By attributing the works to either Stanley Wong or anothermountainman, it allows viewers to see two distinctive identities, one of a commercial designer and one of an artist, merge and diverge over the course of 40 years. A respected creative director in advertising, Wong maintains a strong passion in artistic and pho-tographic creations. He is also known for advocating for a balance between commercialism and social development. As anothermountainman, he has elevated the familiar red-white-blue nylon fabric used to make carrier bags to a Hong Kong icon, reflecting his deep affection towards the city. Wong said: “Through this exhibition, I want to explore with today’s generation of city people the relationship between time and life. Because of technology and the internet, we are always on the fast lane, so fast that if you forgot to reply to something on social media yesterday, don’t bother today because it is already history. The concept of time is so different today from what it was when I was growing up. It doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy being ‘fast’, but I think there is more to life than this.” To experience a different way to spend “time”, in the past year Wong woke up an hour earlier every weekday to talk to people on video conferencing or face-to-face, and has connected with over 200 people from Hong Kong and Mainland China. A solo exhibition or collaboration? “TIME WILL TELL” takes viewers on a journey of the evolution of anothermountainman x Stanley Wong from his commercial designs, artistic creations, to an exploration of the meaning and values of life and the society. The exhibition is presented in three sections: black, white, grey. It starts with anothermountain-man’s personal works, including the famous redwhiteblue series that spans two decades. Then you enter Stanley Wong’s graphic design and advertising work such as the MTR advertisements in the early 1990s, which propelled him to fame. Finally the two identities merge in the brand building and promotional campaigns that, while they were commissioned by commercial clients, focus on societal values. Outside of the main exhibition venue, there is a halfway where he debuts his latest photographic essay/diary time will tell: 80/20‧enlightenment‧forty years . Exhibition highlights: a poster a week At the entrance of the exhibition hall is a wall filled with of 52 posters by anothermountainman. He re-created some of the works that he loves, respects, appreciates or is touched by, turning them into a series of posters that he likens to flashbacks in the moments before dying. The redwhiteblue series The redwhiteblue series has taken on a life of its own for 20 years, ranging from graphic design to products, sculptures to installations. Coincidental or serendipitous, red, white and blue are the colours of the French flag representing liberty, equality and fraternity, conveying a positive mes-sage for Hong Kong. old master q In 2016, anothermountainman was invited by Joseph Wong Chak, son of the master Alfonso Wong Chak to create works inspired by the iconic cartoon character “Old Master Q”. Album cover and publication design Album design may not be the most widely known aspect of Stanley Wong’s work but he has actu-ally collaborated with renowned art director William Chang on the design of actor/singer Tony Leung’s album, creating the only photo collage series of his life. ming pao weekly book b Stanley Wong helped with the layout revamp of Ming Pao Weekly Book B, turning it into a lifestyle and design focus publication that is visually distinct from Book A, an entertainment magazine. He then stayed on as creative director. Branding for “Upper Living” Unlike property projects that market a luxurious, materialistic and western lifestyle, Upperhills in Shenzhen was given a positioning that aimed to inspire the pursuit of inner and spiritual meaning and emotional wellbeing. time will tell: 80/20 enlightenment. forty years A photo diary of over 8,000 images taken from 1980 to the present that documents a very person-al journey. It is a collaboration with Lujah who created the poetry for the photos. impermanence A comfortable sofa, coffee table and book shelf that can also become one’s final resting place, where one can ponder the impermanence of life. “TIME WILL TELL / anothermountainman x stanley wong / 40 years of work” is open for the public at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum until March 9, 2020. The museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin.