Double Vision and emo gym /
Double Vision 21 Apr – 12 Jun 2022 /
emo gym 21 Apr – 19 Jun 2022 /
Tue – Sun: 11am – 7pm
(Closed on Mondays; open on the public holidays of 2 and 9 May)
JC Contemporary, and one other location
10 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong
Tai Kwun Contemporary presents two new exhibitions, Double Vision and emo gym, from now until June.
Toying with doubles, the exhibition Double Vision explores the concepts of déjà vu and parallax, considering how seemingly superficial differences may reveal much more than expected. While some works are doubled serially or thematically, with subtle slippages and variations, some other artists in the exhibition have works that gesture towards memory and the murky everyday lines between truth, perception, and fiction. Double Vision seeks to define a distinctive spatial and temporal experience, with the exhibition prompting reflection on sensorial awareness and the contemporary production of reality.
Artists: Candice Breitz, Omer Fast, Ko Sin Tung, Kong Chun Hei, Sarah Lai, Ocean Leung, Li Shuang, Dane Mitchell, Peng Ke, Paul Pfeiffer, Hito Steyerl, Tamura Yuichiro, Magdalen Wong, Zheng Yuan
Curators: Tobias Berger, Jill Angel Chun, and Daniel Szehin Ho
emo gym—short for “emotion gymnasium”—calls on seven Hong Kong artists to confront, dissect, and possibly embrace the vulnerability of our times. Together, their sincere, poetic artworks invent an intimate yet experimental space, prompting visitors to uncover sentiments by discovering deep connections with the artworks as well as with each another.
Various forms of vulnerability are explored in the exhibition—vulnerability related to interpersonal relationships, digitisation of human experiences, and social institutions. emo gym raises the following important questions: does vulnerability constitute a fundamental state of human existence, and of the world we live in? Risky as it may be, would exposing and sharing nuanced senses of vulnerability catalyse a new world where we better co-exist with other emotional beings?
Artists: Dony Cheng Hung, Chloë Cheuk, Michele Chu, Jess Lau Ching Wa, Sharon Lee, Eason Tsang Ka Wai, Yim Sui Fong
Curator: Erin Li