Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary

Cao Fei

Sep 8 – Dec 30


Presented by UCCA
Curated by: Philip Tinari in association with Xue Tan

Cao Fei is among the most internationally renowned artists of her generation. Her first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong centres around the newly commissioned work Prison Architect. Comprised of a film, installations, and sculptures, the work subtly spreads throughout the three floors of Tai Kwun Contemporary’s exhibition spaces. Inspired by the sombre historical material of Victoria Prison and shot with downtown Central as backdrop, the new work conceives of a scenario where “an architect hesitantly accepts an invitation to design a prison”. In the film, the two protagonists each entertain imaginations and personal experiences of imprisonment in two parallel realities (one of the present day and the other of an ambiguous past). This cross-temporal-spatial dialogue reflects the artist’s contemplations on our relationship with the world.

Chiu Wai Yee, Caroline, Chung Wai Ian & Ng Ka Chun, Lau Chi Chung, Lee Kai Chung, Leung Mee Ping, Ma King Chu, Ivy, Yiu Miu Lai, Joe

Sep 15 – Jan 4


Courtesy Tai Kwun Contemporary.

Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry

Not everyone is a collector but one often ends up amassing keepsakes to which we attach our emotions. Here, seven local artists and groups will examine the many items gathered in order to discover the imagination and interpretations behind such artistic practices.

Tang Kwok Hin, Motoyuki Shitamachi

Sep 15 – Jan 4


Courtesy Tai Kwun Contemporary.

Our Everyday — Our Borders

In the exhibition, the artists Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong) and Motoyuki Shitamichi (Japan) reflect on the notions of the everyday and of borders with a series of objects, installations, and dialogical practices.

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Tai Kwun Site: 11am – 11pm
Visitor Centre: 11am – 8pm