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Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III
Dec 24, 2022 – Apr 10, 2023

JC Contemporary
Tai Kwun
10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong
Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm

Tai Kwun Contemporary and Sunpride Foundation are proud to co-present Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III, one of the first major survey exhibitions on LGBTQ+ perspectives in Hong Kong.

Curated by Inti Guerrero and Chantal Wong, Myth Makers draws inspiration from artists addressing “queer mythologies,” who highlight same-sex love / desire and gender fluidity as found in ancient belief systems and traditions in Asia. Expanding on the Spectrosynthesis exhibition series from Taipei and Bangkok, this iteration in Hong Kong features more than 100 artworks by over 60 artists in Asia and its diasporas, with one third of the works loaned from Sunpride’s collection.

Myth Makers unfolds through three distinctive chapters and encompasses newly produced artworks and historical works from the 1940s to the 1990s. In bringing together such a plethora of artistic perspectives and vocabularies, the exhibition endeavours to present a multiplicity of conversations, representations, and anti-representations of stories, individuals and communities. While the bulk of the exhibition focuses on living artists, some visionary and transformative figures of the past will also be underscored, including artists who lived in times when present-day LGBTQ+ identifications were not possible.

Myth Makers also includes a special collaboration with Queer Reads Library. This involves, among others, two interventions in the Artists’ Book Library: “Can’t Get You Out of My Head: From Kary to Hiram”, a display of archival/personal ephemera and artworks co-curated by Kary Kwok and Queer Reads Library; and “Queer Reads Library_Corner”, with over thirty new books and zines inspired by Myth Makers.

Participating artists: Bunny Cadag, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Shu Lea Cheang, Christopher Cheung, Isaac Chong Wai, Club Ate (Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra), Roy Dib, Jes Fan, Chitra Ganesh, Sadao Hasegawa, Fan Chon Hoo, Hosoe Eikoh, Hou Chun-Ming, Yuen Hsieh, Andrew Thomas Huang, Bones Tan Jones, Siren Eun Young Jung, Bhupen Khakhar, Jiaming Liao, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Zihan Loo, Ly Tran Quynh Giang, Zoe Marden & Sonia Wong Yuk Ying, Josef Ng, Patrick Ng Kah Onn, Alfonso Ossorio, Beatrix Pang, Ellen Pau, Sornchai Phongsa, Khairullah Rahim, Ren Hang, Anne Samat, Joshua Serafin, Tejal Shah, Shang Liang, Raqib Shaw, Sin Wai Kin, Sputniko!, Ho Tam, Hiram To, Kwong Chi Tseng, Virtue Village, Danh Vō, Wang Shui, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ka Ying Wong, Martin Wong, Wu Jiaru, Xiyadie, Maru Yacco, Yau Ching, Trevor Yeung, Alex Yiu & Kei Ying Wong, Kohei Yoshiyuki, Samson Young, Zheng Bo, Bruno Zhu

Co-presenter: Sunpride Foundation
Curators: Inti Guerrero and Chantal Wong

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