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Ko Sin Tung

Dust and Trivial Matters / The Bunker / Beijing / Jan 26 – Mar 29 / Nooshfar Afnan Cold, clinical sanitation overpowers the senses as you step down into underground art space The Bunker. Plastic film stretched over aluminium frames blocks off portions of each room and creates narrow alleyways and low ceilings. This mimics the dust-free rooms found in some factories and medical facilities. Emerging artist Ko Sin Tung leaves it to the audience to decide whether they are being protected from or deprived of something. The slightly opaque quality of the plastic sheets creates uncertainty about the nature of the objects behind them. Once the eyes adjust to the blurriness of the plastic, the pieces begin to take shape. During her stay in Beijing, Ko gathered an array of paraphernalia and second-hand household items for the show. She introduces the theme of cleaning by placing a lone metal scouring pad on the ground of the first clean room and lighting it from above with a white neon tube. In the next two rooms, Ko plays on the symbolism …

Women in Art: Hong Kong

Au Hoi Lam, Fang Zhaoling, Jaffa Lam, Ko Sin Tung, Man Fung-yi, Mediha Ting, Choi Yan Chi / By Seth O’Farrell / As I walked down the corridor of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge at the new exhibition Women in Art: Hong Kong, the words of writer Eileen Chang came to mind: “Between memory and reality there are awkward discrepancies, producing a solemn but subtle agitation.” The works on show, by artists as varied as Fang Zhaoling, Au Hoi Lam and Ko Sin Tung, are mostly unrelated to one another: some are political, some pay homage to traditional Chinese craft and others fall somewhere in between. But what unites them is a certain restlessness in their melding of memory and reality, and of past and future, as they interrogate the notion of a Hong Kong identity. Co-curated by the New Hall Art Collection and Eliza Gluckman, Women in Art: Hong Kong is dedicated exclusively to women artists working in Hong Kong. The works represented range from guohua painting to conceptual installation, covering 50 years of artistic …

Ko Sin Tung & Stephanie Sin

Form Simultaneity 100ft Park, Hong Kong, Sep 29 – Oct 30, 2016 By John Batten Upstairs in a nondescript tong lau walk-up tenement building on a busy Sham Shui Po market street selling cheap electronics is 100ft Park, a small exhibition space organised by a group of three artists and arts workers. The space is supported by an architect whose office is unseen from the front of the unit, with access through a semi-concealed door. The exhibition area is a little bigger than the 100 sqft space the artists previously had in Sheung Wan space – but not by much. Ko Sin Tung and Stephanie Sin’s Form Simultaneity recreates two exterior forms familiar to anyone who has walked around Hong Kong. The entire exhibition space is covered in tarpaulin for Ko’s installation Standing (in the old ways), giving the impression of a construction site. Placed around the room are three piles of posters, each featuring a different image of an exterior wall that bears an outline of an adjacent demolished building. The top poster of each pile has been …