Contemporary Art & Cultural Interactivity

Artist Interviews

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Ivy Tsui

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Ellen Pau

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Pak Sheung Chuen

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Curatorial Proposals

We Are Apart, We Are Close: Song Dong

In 2020, most common people are worried about being infected due to the poor living conditions. Moreover, they must endure a narrow living space at their home. They feel more unsettled, anxious and stressed. These psychological and emotional reactions may also cause distress in later life. Song Dong focuses on people and he takes all kinds of relations in reality to discuss in his works of art. He doesn't try to show the cruel side of life, but tries to find a way to turn frustration into new value in an abstract realism way. We want to bring his interactive artwork for Hong Kong people to provide connection relating to mental health and emotion management.  

Once in a Lifetime: Lee Mingwai

In the second half of 2019, a wave of Anti-Extradition Law Movement resulted in long-term social unrest and violence and the new coronavirus that broke out in 2020 has also quickly spread to Hong Kong and even the whole world. Both incidents have seriously affected the mental health of Hong Kong people. Healing is one of Lee Mingwei ’s unique artistic features, which makes his works of art always focus on daily life and explore the core essence of daily events. It is hoped that Lee's exhibition will help people to recover after the turmoil in 2019 and COVID-19 in 2020, rejuvenate and rebuild relationships between people and the city.

Modern Healing: Jan Vormann

Hong Kong is seen as an international metropolis and dreamy heaven for consumerists. Thousands of artificial lights and luxury brand logos overly bright the city while scars and fissures get shaded indeed. Yet, from 2019 to 2020, frequent social protests along with violent actions in the Anti-Extradition Movement broke the apparent peace of the whole city. Under these circumstances, social negative emotions as well as pessimism and extremism thoughts have twisted original HK spirits to some extend. By curating the Jan Vormann residency project in HK, we hope to creatively answer this core question: How does art correlate with social reality in this contemporary context?

The Helpers: Alma Quinto

On working days, the Filipino helpers need to do a lot of work and almost have no leisure. They rarely take a day off on Sunday, and they can’t afford the high expense of going to the restaurant, so they usually gather at public places like Queen‘s Plaza and Chater Garden in Central. But when passing by them, it makes people think about their identity and existence in HK. Will they be marginalized or ignored in Hong Kong society?  This project is to provide people with the opportunities to embrace, share art and love with the helpers.