“alerts . . . right here and there” marks the end result of a journey that has unfolded all through a six-month interval and which featured 25 artists and collectives in dialogue with an experimental show construction. Within the context of this remaining exhibition chapter, “right here and there” evokes migratory actions, each historic and modern, throughout the context of Hong Kong’s transformation as a metropolis. Such actions not solely discuss with the migrations of people, but in addition embody the continual modifications that evolve with the idea of ‘house.’ As such, the exhibition frames a fluid conception of ‘right here’ from ‘there’ to barter the divide separating numerous histories in addition to geographical distances.
Persevering with to pay homage to the expanded idea of kinetic artwork that emerged from Alerts Gallery (1964–66, London), “alerts . . . right here and there” will characteristic the work of the Greek artist Panayiotis Vassilak generally known as Takis, a pioneer of kinetic artwork who participated within the unique Alerts Gallery exhibitions. Connecting the historic origins of kinetic artwork to our time, this chapter of the exhibition seems to construct momentum and generate a collective dialogue round at the moment’s most difficult questions. All through the exhibition sequence, “alerts . . . 瞬息” has gathered an ensemble of artists, collectives, and designers to think about how actions (each bodily and social) will be sustained, expressed, and activated utilizing a number of sensorial registers.
Beforehand, the primary chapter “alerts . . . storms and patterns” (18 March–28 Might) centered on self-organisation and the politics of area in modern artmaking, whereas the second chapter “alerts . . . folds and splits” (10 June–30 July) mirrored on the temporality of artworks and various economies of time. Lastly, “alerts . . . right here and there” (opening on 12 August) will discover diasporic flows and migratory methods to consider modern world points by the lens of Hong Kong.
Doreen Chan, Merv Espina, HASS Lab, Kulagu Tu Buvongan, Billy HC Kwok, Linda Chiu-han Lai, Jaffa Lam, Leung Chi Wo, Ghislaine Leung, Berenice Olmedo, Nibha Sikander, Wing Po So, Takis, Tang Kwok Hin, with atmospheric interventions together with a publishing venture by Wing Chan that includes images by South Ho.
at Para Web site, Hong Kong
till September 29, 2023