May 23 – Jun 30, 2023 /
Opening: Saturday, May 20, 3pm – 6pm /
Tin Wan Studio /
Lai Chih-Sheng /
It’s a quiet thing /
May 27 – Jul 8, 2023 /
Opening: Thursday, May 25, 6pm – 8pm /
Wan Chai Gallery /
10 Sik On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm
12 & 13/F Blue Box Factory Building
25 Hing Wo Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm
+852 2810 0317
Kiang Malingue is pleased to present at its Tin Wan studio spaces Contraflow, showcasing recent paintings, lenticular prints, performative sculptures, installations and videos by Tromarama. The artist collective continues exploring the significance of the digital economy, the intersection of play and labour, retrieving traces of the personal and the intimate amidst data and statistics, as they reveal the infrastructures of social media, the production of happiness and simulated joy.
At it’s Sik On street space is It’s a quiet thing, Lai Chih-Sheng’s exhibition that directly negotiates with the architecture of the space. By presenting a series of site-specific installations and interventions, the exhibition in its totality examines Kiang Malingue’s headquarters opened in the second half of 2022, configuring an environment that is ephemeral and poetic. It emphasises the confrontational relationship between the actor, the observer and the architecture, while reflecting upon the physical and ideological limitations and potentials of an exhibition. Lai freely applies a singular perception of space that he has developed over the last three decades, expressing by staging seemingly barren scenes conceptual generosity, in relation to urban, architectural and human conditions today.
Images: Contraflow by Tromarama, Himalayan salt lamp, custom computer program, dimensions variable, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Kiang Malingue. Daze by Lai Chih-Sheng, Still, single channel video, 7 min 15 sec, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Kiang Malingue.