All posts tagged: Chloe Cheuk

Andy Li, Stanley Shum, Sean Wong, Ho Sin Tung, Oscar Chan Yik Long, and Chloe Cheuk at Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Tongueless Sep 3 – Oct 3, 2020Opening: Thursday, Sep 3, 7pm Online Goethe-Gallery and Black Box StudioGoethe-Institut Hongkong14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre2 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Goethe-Institut Hongkong is presenting a series of programmes on the topic of “Civil Society, Arts and Mental Balance” in this September and October. To kick off the programme series, the exhibition Tongueless will open with an artist talk on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7pm on Goethe-Institut Hongkong’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The artworks by six Hong Kong artists take a multitude of forms, exude a kind of rawness and authenticity which heightened the individuality of each person’s journey. The exhibition serves to be the vehicle for self-expression that allows someone else a tiny glimpse into another world. The artworks demand engagement and draw attention to often otherwise silenced issues, experiences or perspectives. Through the exhibition, the audience is invited to experience elements of mental issues for themselves. Guided Tours Friday, Sep 4, 4 – 5pmWith curator KY Wong and artist Sean Wong Due to the government social distancing measures, limited number of visitors will be admitted at …

Fictioning as Method: Constructing Mythologies and The Other Story

By Christie Lee As Simon O’Sullivan says in Myth-Science and the Fictioning of Reality, the power and function of contemporary art have always been in summoning forth the thing that has “yet-to-come”. In an era of post-truth and alternative facts, when it appears increasingly difficult to sift through deluge of materials on social media and arrive at the truth, and when reality has become stranger than fiction, where does that leave contemporary art? Two recent Hong Kong shows, Constructing Mythologies at Edouard Malingue Gallery and The Other Story at Karin Weber Gallery, might provide some clues. At first glance, the two shows seem to take different approaches – curated by Caroline Ha Thuc, Constructing Mythologies tells of the myths, be it from folklore or constructed by official authorities, that penetrate Southeast Asia, while Ying Kwok’s The Other Story asks that we ignore the fictitious aspect of art for a moment to focus on the process of art-making. But both shows bring to the fore the importance of fictioning, the idea of venturing beyond oneself into the unknown. Upon entering Constructing Mythologies, viewers …