23 Jun 2021
Five Artists in Conversation
Introducing the exhibition
So long, thanks again for the fish
Date Tuesday 29 June
Time 13:00 Eastern European Time / 18:00 Hong Kong Standard Time
Location Online Event Register HERE
Link to Exhibition Image Guide
This international exhibition showcases the works by five Hong Kong artists at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Suomenlinna, Helsinki.
In the online discussion event the five artists talk about their new commissioned works in Helsinki, how they see each other’s works and what it means to be a Hong Kong artist today
Participants: Yeewan Koon (curator) with artists Luke Ching Chin Wai, Christopher K. Ho, Tungpang Lam, Cédric Maridet and Angela Su.
The duration of the panel discussion is approximately 30 minutes and afterwards there is a livestream Q & A session.
More information on the Exhibition So long, thanks again for the fish can be found HERE.
Register in advance for this webinar HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Luke Ching Chin Wai
Luke Ching’s art practice is drawn to two interrelated areas: social-activism working with marginalised communities (such as elderly labourers) and scrutiny of our acceptance of values placed by society. He sees the artist as a natural outsider who can shapeshift to disrupt order for us to re-see, and perhaps change, our society with small gestures. One of his alternative labour campaigns has resulted in the mandatory provision of seats for security guards. This work, Undercover Worker, was shortlisted for the Visible Project, 2019. Ching has exhibited at the 2018 Gwangju Biennale and the Liverpool International Photography Festival. This year, Ching held a solo show at Para Site.
Christopher K. Ho
Christopher K. Ho is an artist based in New York and Hong Kong. His works are speculations addressing issues of race, institutional power, social privilege and decolonization. As proposals, they leave open spaces for possibilities, even hope, but are never resolutions. His thoughtful artworks have been exhibited in international venues including Storm King Art Center, the Bronx Museum, and Asia Society, Hong Kong Centre. This year, Ho co-edited an anthology of letters in response to the pandemic including the racism faced by Asian communities entitled Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts.
Cédric Maridet has worked in Hong Kong as an artist since 1999. His artworks often explore sound through the act of listening, collecting and archiving with a strong interest in systems of knowledge and aural-related experiences. His research-based projects also comprise many components such as sound compositions, videos, photography, works on paper and performances. Maridet has exhibited, performed and lectured at many international sites including Tate Modern, Para Site, and the Rijeka Contemporary Art Museum.
Lam Tung Pang
Lam Tung Pang ’s artworks are rooted in his experience of the landscape of Hong Kong where the city’s intensity, scenic diversity and its history are constant sources. For Lam, whether with figurative works or abstract forms, they are anchored by his broad concept of “landscape.” Often beginning with drawings, his paintings, films or installations are allegories of how we live, journey through, and submerge into our sense of place. Lam has participated in solo and group shows at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Tate Modern, and this year he is a selected artist for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.
Before working as an artist, Angela Su was a biochemistry major, and she continues to draw on her learning in science for her artwork as seen in her pseudo-scientific drawings and embroideries, her dystopian films, and more recently, her interest in gaming. Although her works are about the implications of science and technology, they never lose the imprint of the human body that makes her art deeply personal as she delves into issues including mental health, gender identities and political critiques. Su has received commissions from the Wellcome Trust, and exhibited at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico.
Yeewan Koon is an art historian at The University of Hong Kong. She has also curated a number of exhibitions including “It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing” (2014) and co-curator of “Faultlines,” one of the exhibitions of the 12th Gwangju Biennale in response to the concept of “Imagined Borders.” Yeewan Koon is the curator of ‘So long, thanks again for the fish’.