Month: December 2017

Tang Contemporary Art Hong Kong

Grand Opening Huang Yongping & Shen Yuan – “Hong Kong Foot” Dec 20, 2017 – Jan 27, 2018 Hong Kong New Space: 10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6 – 8 pm Tang Contemporary Art is proud to announce a new exhibition for Huang Yongping and Shen Yuan, entitled “Hong Kong Foot,” which will be shown from December 20, 2017 to January 27, 2018 at Tang Contemporary Art’s new tenth-floor space in H Queen’s.   This exhibition will present three new works by Huang Yongping — Les Consoles de Jeu Souveraines, H.K/La Peau de Chagrin, and Wax Seal — as well as Shen Yuan’s Yellow Umbrella/Parasol. The works exhibited have no direct relationship to the title, but the title does reflect the artists’ interest in Hong Kong’s regional politics. “Hong Kong foot” is the Chinese colloquial name for a fungal infection of the foot, because early Western missionaries noted that many people in Hong Kong had this condition. When Hong Kong was ceded to the British, many British soldiers also contracted this infection. Even …

Various artists

Misty Clouds, Scattered Colours Edouard Malingue Gallery Liverpool Community Cinema Sep 28 – 30 Christie Lee While better known as the birthplace of The Beatles and for rowdy weekend party nights, Liverpool is also home to the UK’s oldest Chinese diaspora, the majority of whose ancestors arrived in the late 19th century, after Alfred Holt and Company established its first direct steamship link to China. They suffered from decades of racism, segregation and, in the worst case scenario, repatriation. So it’s apt that Edouard Malingue Gallery chose to stage Misty Clouds, Scattered Colours, a three-day moving-image programme intended to dismantle notions of the other, in the heart of the city. Taking its title from Chinese literary classic Journey to the West, a Ming dynasty tale of a group of pilgrims who overcome many challenges and hardships to attain enlightenment, its 15 works were screened over three nights, focusing on the themes of self, space and nation respectively. While diverse in subject matter and style, they came together to provide a heady investigation into themes of history, power and identity. …

Asia Art Archive

It Begins with a Story: A Symposium on Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia – Register Now Organised by Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, this symposium explores how periodicals have fostered conversations around art and emergent forms of visuality in twentieth-century Asia. Periodicals are exemplary for how they bring technologies of word, image, and print together with notions of aesthetics, practices of viewing, and circuits of dissemination. The adage “modernism began in the magazines” is certainly true for Asia, where print media has been instrumental in taking debates, discourses, and images of art to wide audiences. Periodicals have been more than just platforms or sites for artistic experimentation and exhibition; they have themselves shaped and staged them. In so doing, periodicals have played a defining role in forming diverse publics for art in Asia. The papers presented in the symposium explore periodicals in relation to emerging practices that cut across genres, new nomenclatures and aesthetic propositions, verbal and visual manifestos, the production of alternative publics and communities for art, …