安全口畫廊 Gallery EXIT 呈獻唐納天與王拓聯展《Only the Lonely》，展覽於9月1日至9月29日開放，香港藝術家唐納天和居於北京的王拓，合作創造場域特定混合媒介及錄像裝置。兩人雖從事不同媒介創作，但同時著迷於都市次文化，特別是動漫迷流連沈醉的特殊世界。作品透過這種現象，窺看「現實」的不同面貌。
Gallery EXIT is pleased to announce “Only the Lonely”, a joint exhibition by Nadim ABBAS and Wang Tuo. The exhibition opens on 1 September 2018 and remains on view through 29 September 2018. In this exhibition, Hong Kong artist Nadim ABBAS and Beijing-based Wang Tuo join forces to create a site-specific mixed-media and video installation. Although they work in different mediums, the two artists share a fascination for urban subcultures, especially the world of manga and anime enthusiasts. In their work, the artists use this phenomenon as a lens through which they explore different concepts of reality.
ABBAS has repeatedly used otaku culture as a starting point for his mixed-media installations. His work is less concerned with the figure of the otaku himself; it rather deals with the kind of space that gives rise to the mindset of manga and anime fans. Wang ‘s contribution, the three-channel video installation “Spiral”, draws parallels between the world of architecture and that of the otaku in order to explore the complex relationship between space and desire.
“There is no architecture without violence”, as the French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi has pointed out. According to Wang, the two-dimensional space of manga and anime may carry a similar potential for violence.
《Only the Lonely》聯展
“Only the Lonely” Joint Exhibition
2018.9.1 – 9.29
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
安全口畫廊 Gallery EXIT
3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Source: Gallery EXIT