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Opening: ISEA2016 Hong Kong 香港 Cultural R>evolution Juried Exhibition @ HKU

Thursday, 19 May 2016
20:00 - 21:00

HKU CWLC

Conjunctions and Disjunctions in Hong Kong 

Nearly 700 submissions. 129 reviewers. 140 artists. 4 locations. Like any large scale group exhibition, the challenge in curating ISEA Hong Kong was how to create a cohesive experience from such a profoundly diverse set of work. To begin, we attempted to situate the pieces within a framework of dialogues and confrontations, of responses and reflections. We were inspired here both by the “Conjunctions and Disjunctions” of Octavio Paz, and Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millenium.” In these works, Paz and Calvino explore the diversity of difference and its contribution to productive discourse. In similar fashion, we attempted to create dialogues between sets of works, with argument and refutations, point and counterpoint, all leading to some kind of compelling harmony, however dissonant at times. In assembling this group of works from the nearly 700 submissions we received, we found a range of powerful voices remarkable as much for their diversity as for their cohesion. And what could be more appropriate for Hong Kong, a city of interminable contradiction and dizzying multiplicity, from which a peculiar harmony is able somehow to emerge. We welcome you to Hong Kong and invite you to discover the conjunctions and disjunctions of this city and this show; we hope that you enjoy both as much as we do. 

Harald Kraemer & Kyle Chung & Daniel C. Howe 

City University of Hong Kong (CMC) 
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong 

AKOVA D. N. / BAR-SHAI N. / BEJTIC Z. / BENNETT G. / BIASUTTO A. / BRAIN T. / CAYLEY J. / CHAN C. / CHEN I. C. / S.-L. CHUANG / COOVER R. / COPENHAGEN GAME COLLECTIVE (HASSELAGER A. / TOFT I. M. / HARRER S. / SCHUMACHER R.) / COSTA A. / DAL BO D. / DAVIS S. / DAY K. / DE MUTIIS M. / DENTON M. / EWING C. / FERRAIOLO A. / FLEURY G. / FLITMAN I. / FONTAINE A. / FU Y. S. / GAINES A. C. / GREMMLER T. / HEINZ S. / HOKANSON T. / HU R. / HUI P. / I & C (LONG I. / ZHOU C.) / JAI DU / KIM J. / KNOX E. / KRANIDIOTIS Y. / LAVIGNE S. / LEVY F. / MAIGRET N. / MCCRICKARD A. / MOLL J. / NISHIMOTO A. / OBANDO P. / PAONESSA D. / PEARLMAN E. / PRIEST G. / PROPHET J. / RAJCA E. / RAUS L. / REICHE M. / REINHUBER E. / RETTBERG S. / RITTER D. / SCENOCOSME (LASSERRE G. / MET DEN ANCXT A.) / SIU E. / TODD B. / TRAN L. / TSOUPIKOVA D. / TURANO P. / VAN EENOO C. / VAVARELLA E. / WILSON B. / WONG C. C. K. / WRIGHT R. / ZHOU Y 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design (PolyU) 
Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon 

BLACK MOSS (HUGHES N. / WANG J.) / CHU H. P. / DAVIS S. / DENTON M. / FU Y. S. / FUCHS M. / GUSKOS A. / HELLBERG F. / HESSELS S. / KLEIN T. / KURIATA I. / LAURENZO CORONEL T. / LESMES L. / MAURO-FLUDE N. / MILLER D. / NELSON P. / NOLAN K. / RODRIGUEZ H. / TRUNIGER L. / WALICZKY T. / XU R. 

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) 
G/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong 

BARES J. / BORSUK A. / CAPONE S. / DURBIN K. / HATCHER I. / WINGATE S. 

Connecting Space Hong Kong
G/F, Wah Kin Mansion, 18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong 

BRASS ART (LEWIS C. / MOJSIEWICZ K. / PETTICAN A.) / HIRAO S. / IP Y.Y. / LANG P. / OTTIGER N. / PAPALEXANDRI-ALEXANDRI M. / TAKAHASHI T. 

Public Space 

ASSOCREATION & LAB 11 / CHENG L. / DANCH E. / DAVIES H. / FREEMAN J.C. / GOULD C. / INNOCENT T. / INSERTIO (PARTAIK J. / LÉVESQUE L. / BARRAGÁN H.) / MEGLOUISE / OTTAVI J. / PICKETT J. / SERMON P. 

 

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