Have you ever thought about being a collector? Maybe you already are one! Where does art come from? Maybe it’s from our everyday life!
Tai Kwun Contemporary is showcasing Hong Kong curators through two open call exhibitions this season. Running from 15 September 2018 to 4 January 2019, Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry, and Our Everyday — Our Borders are two art exhibitions presented by Hong Kong institutions and curated by local curators, in an initiative where Tai Kwun supports curatorial practice in Hong Kong.
Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry
Presenting a number of local artists, Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry began its journey in July 2017, when Short Hair Studio organised a series of workshops for senior citizens in Hong Kong. Attempting to solicit narratives around the profound value of keepsakes, the workshops invited these elders to reflect on their belongings and the memories within; stories which have seldom been told. The resulting group exhibition is an artistic response to these topics, by seven local artists and artist groups. Yiu Mui Lai, Lee Kai Chung, and artist couple Chung Wai Ian and Ng Ka Chun present artworks inspired by the “unintentional collector” with whom they collaborated in the elderly workshop. Ma King Chu, chooses to intervene the historical and sentimental aspects of a few collectors’ assemblage of newspapers from the old days. Leung Mee Ping, Lau Chi Chung and Chiu Wai Yee will play a dual role of artist and collector, each making use of their own collectible items as the source of inspiration and the vehicle for making art.
Our Everyday — Our Borders
Our Everyday — Our Borders brings together works by two Asian artists, Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong) and Motoyuki Shitamichi (Japan). They reflect on the themes of the everyday and of borders, through various forms of participatory practices and explorations. In addition to object-based works of art, both artists have created conditions of dialogue and interaction to produce the setting on display at Tai Kwun. By intervening in the lives of local volunteers, and by establishing dialogue during workshops with secondary school students, they have confronted the imaginary boundaries created by geographical conditions, human relations and cultural traditions. These explorations are frequent themes in the practice of both artists.
Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry, and Our Everyday — Our Borders
2018.9.15 – 2019.1.4
Saturday to Thursday 11:00 – 19:00
Friday 11:00 – 21:00
Tai Kwun (F Hall; entry through JC Contemporary)
10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
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