All posts tagged: Tai Kwun Contemporary

Pipilotti Rist at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist3 Aug – 27 Nov 2022Sun – Thu: 10am – 8pmFri – Sat: 11am – 9pm(Closed on Mondays, except 12 Sep) JC ContemporaryTai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong taikwun.hk  Immersive, sensual, and insightful, the works of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist embrace viewers with colours, sounds, and moving images. As visitors walk around and lie down in her mesmerising installations of “organised light”, they will take pleasure in how she makes the familiar unfamiliar while pointing out the beautiful in unexpected places. All are invited to share in a collective experience of the imagination. Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist offers entry into the artist’s remarkable vision. Her fascination with the liminal—the screen, the skin, the membrane, the filter—and her method of breaking video out of the frame generate perceptual shifts and intellectual reconsiderations that open doors onto a wondrous world of inner vision full of beauty, whimsy, and possibility. Throughout the exhibition, it is possible to catch glimpses of how the artist takes video from the screen into physical space. Images from behind our eyelids become …

Double Vision and emo gym at Tai Kwun Contemporary

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 locationTai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong taikwun.hk Tai Kwun Contemporary presents two new exhibitions, Double Vision and emo gym, from now until June. Double VisionToying 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, …

Welcome to the fourth edition of BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair!

BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair 16 Dec 2021 (Thu) | 3pm – 7pm17 Dec 2021 (Fri) | 3pm – 9pm18 – 19 Dec 2021 (Sat-Sun) | 12pm – 7pm 1/F Galleries (JC Contemporary & F Hall)Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong http://www.taikwun.hk#bookedhk Presented by Tai Kwun Contemporary, BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair welcomes over 100 local, regional, and international exhibitors—including publishers, artists, booksellers, and organisations—complemented by a programme of book launches, talks, workshops, projects, displays and performances. BOOKED: provides a platform for creative practitioners and publishers who are invested in books as a medium of artistic and intellectual expression to share their work with diverse audiences. Marking its return to the Tai Kwun Contemporary galleries, this forthcoming edition of BOOKED: once again features Hong Kong–based exhibitors along with our twinning programme, which offers non-local exhibitors the opportunity to participate from a distance, and for disparate people and communities to stay connected over great distances through books. In light of ongoing travel restrictions, BOOKED: highlights how the distribution of books can serve as its own form of …

Tino Sehgal at Tai Kwun Contemporary’s trust & confusion

trust & confusion / Tino Sehgal / Oct 23 to Dec 5, 2021Tuesday – Sunday,  11am – 7pm 3/F, JC Contemporary and the Prison Yard, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong http://www.taikwun.hk A new episode of trust & confusion presents two significant works by the critically acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal: These Associations, on the Prison Yard of Tai Kwun, and This Variation, on the 3/F Tai Kwun Contemporary gallery. One of the most important artists in recent decades, the work of Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, UK; lives in Berlin) unfolds not by way of the object but by ephemeral constructed situations. Redefining the museum as a place for social relations, Sehgal radically eliminates the conventional art object, shifting the focus to live interconnections—compositions of voices, choreographies, and people, without involving or generating any physical materials. Marked by his training in political economy and dance, Sehgal’s live works consist of language, conversations, games, movements, and choreographies, poignantly reflecting on the ways society today takes and is given shape. Like no other, Sehgal rearticulates art spaces as a ritualistic environment of social interactions. Visitors …

Poetic Heritage at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Poetic Heritage /Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares, Leelee Chan, Leung Mee-ping, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Wan Lai-kuen Annie Sep 2 to Nov 21, 2021Tuesday – Sunday,  11am – 7pm JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong http://www.taikwun.hk Poetic Heritage explores the critical and creative relationships between heritage and contemporary art through the works of six artists/artist groups from Hong Kong and beyond. Each of the artists offers insight on the many ways that “heritage” provides a productive lens to engage with contemporary issues, while expanding on the notion of “heritage” itself. In doing so, the exhibition also considers how much power and agency individuals have in determining what is retained and reimagined of our heritage. Poetic Heritage looks at how discarded objects could be considered “heritage”. Rather than focusing on rare or expensive materials, some of the artists choose to salvage objects that are regarded as neglectable or negligible, prompting discussion about what differentiates art, heritage, and debris—and what is worth preserving. One of the overseas artists in the exhibition, Jorge Otero-Pailos, has suggested that “experimental …

trust & confusion at Tai Kwun Contemporary

trust & confusion /May 5 to Dec 5, 2021 / 3/F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong KongTue – Sun: 11am – 7pm (Closed on Mondays) http://www.taikwun.hk/en/programmewww.trusting.hk trust & confusion is about the conversation of certainty and chance; the transformative power of bodies, intangibles, and ephemeral encounters; music and magic; and the luck of being alive, with all the concerns that come with it. Evolving, accumulating, the exhibition unfolds over several episodes, on site and online, from now to the end of the year. trust & confusion transforms the white cube space into a fluctuating environment that hosts activities and sensations; it transforms this space in favour of movements, interactions, and deep listening for ears and bodies. There are several visible performances taking place as you enter, and several invisible ones, mostly new commissions from an intergenerational, international, and cosmopolitan group of artists. The exhibition is an invitation to observe how things emerge in relation to each other—sounds, gestures, smells—and to be a part of it, being surprised and giving attention to your inner landscape while a …

Tai Kwun Contemporary: INK CITY | Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys

Tai Kwun Contemporary: INK CITY | Portals, Stories, and Other JourneysApr 23 to Aug 1, 2021 1/F JC Contemporary & F Hall, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong KongTue – Sun: 11am – 7pm (Closed on Mondays) Tai Kwun Contemporary has opened two new exhibitions! INK CITY and Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys will be on view from Apr 23 to Aug 1, 2021. INK CITY sets out an expanded vision of ink art firmly grounded in current social, political, and aesthetic concerns, featuring artists inspired by immediate encounters with contemporary life. Often caught between an overwhelming urbanism and intimate brushes with everyday life, the artists offer keen observations, commentaries, and sometimes even deconstructions of contemporary culture and society through their artworks. ArtistsLuis Chan, Chen Shaoxiong, Chu Hing-Wah, Sherry Fung Hoi Shan, Frog King Kwok, Lam Tung Pang, Joey Leung Ka Yin, Li Jin, Wilson Shieh, Sun Xun, Frank Tang Kai Yiu, Tao Aimin, Walasse Ting, Tsang Tsou-Choi (King of Kowloon), Howie Tsui, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Wei Dong, Yang Jiechang, Zhang Yanzi Curated by Katherine Don and Tobias Berger Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys stems from Asia Art Archive’s research …

Reopening: Francis Alÿs and Mika Rottenberg at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Tai Kwun Contemporary has reopened on March 4! / Wet feet __ dry feet: borders and gamesSolo exhibition by Francis AlÿsCurators: Xue Tan, Sunjung KimCo-presented with Art Sonje SeoulNow till March 28 SNEEZESolo exhibition by Mika RottenbergCurator: Tobias BergerPresenter: Tai Kwun ContemporaryNow till March 31 Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong 10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong KongTuesday to Sunday, 11am – 7pm 𝘞𝘦𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘵 __ 𝘥𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘵: 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴 gathers for the first time in Hong Kong important recent works by Francis Alÿs, one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time. Presented on the 1/F, the exhibition is structured around the artist’s interests in migration and borders, and his fascination with children’s games from around the world. This solo exhibition highlights his poetic, imaginative sensibility, anchored by geopolitical concerns and individual will while being grounded in everyday life.⁠ We are excited to welcome all visitors again with the debut presentation of Francis Alÿs’s two newly commissioned videos that he specially created in Hong Kong for Tai Kwun Contemporary. Mika Rottenberg’s 𝙎𝙉𝙀𝙀𝙕𝙀 also continues on the 3/F gallery, presenting immersive video installations about surreal alternative worlds of global everyday …

Francis Alÿs and Mika Rottenberg at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Now till February 2021 / Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong / 10 Hollywood Road / Central, Hong Kong /Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 7pm / Wet feet __ dry feet: borders and gamesSolo exhibition by Francis AlÿsCurators: Xue Tan, Sunjung KimCo-presented with Art Sonje Seoul Wet feet __ dry feet: borders and games gathers for the first time in Hong Kong important recent works by Francis Alÿs, one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time. Structured around the artist’s interest in migration, borders, and his fascination with children’s games from around the world, this solo exhibition highlights Francis Alÿs’s poetic, imaginative sensibility, anchored by geopolitical concerns and individual will while being grounded in everyday life. The title of the exhibition was the spark to Alÿs’s works in this exhibition: “Wet Feet, Dry Feet” refers to the US policy on Cuban refugees in 1995. Under this policy, Cuban migrants headed for the United States faced vastly different treatment depending on whether they were intercepted at sea or on land, on US soil. If intercepted at sea (“wet feet”), …

Tap Chan, Thea Djordjadze, Jason Dodge, Eisa Jocson, Pratchaya Phinthong

My Body Holds Its Shape / Tai Kwun Contemporary / Hong Kong / May 25 – Sep 27, 2020 / Jacqueline Leung / Little Mermaid Ariel’s song preceded the exhibition hall. By the time the dancer was seen, he had already turned on all fours, stretching his limbs with feline grace. In Eisa Jocson’s Zoo (2020), performance is in a constant state of becoming. Working with the expanse of the room, the dancers shifted between routine and improvised imitations of characters and animals, enlivening a space made to confine – previously as a women’s prison, now as a four-walled enclosure for art. Loosely organised around metaphorical interpretations of the body, such as its existence as a physical container, or as a mental framework of the self, My Body Holds Its Shape questions our efforts to sustain these edifices structuring our understanding of the world. Through the work of five artists, the exhibition opens up these limits as interstices of new relations and significance, creating, according to the opening statement, a “view that was not there …