Exhibition. Civil Society, Arts and Mental Balance. Tongueless

03.09. - 03.10.2020
Opening Hours:
9am - 7pm (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 6pm (Sat)

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre
No.2 Harbour Road

Curator: KY Wong
Artists: Andy Li, Stanley Shum, Sean Wong, Ho Sin Tung, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Chloe Cheuk


Exhibition opened with an artist talk on 3.9.2020 at 7:00pm ONLINE in the presence of the curator KY Wong and artists Andy Li, Stanley Shum, Sean Wong and Ho Sin Tung.

The opening and artist talk were live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook page.


Virtual Walkthrough of the Exhibition

©Eazel (Courtesy of Eazel / @eazel.art / #eazel)

“…Best Grief is Tongueless—before He’ll tell—
Burn Him in the Public Square—
His Ashes—will
Possibly—if they refuse—How then know—
Since a Rack couldn’t coax a syllable—now.”
 
How can we testimony the ordeal of one’s state of mind? One way perhaps is for the bystander to empathise with their capacity to implore the presence of the amorphous subjects. The poem “Grief is a mouse” by American poet Emily Dickinson explored a range of metaphors to delineate a general impression of a certain sense of feeling, yet the rhetoric is valid only when the recipients share the same cognition of the implications.

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is presenting a series of programmes on the topic of “Civil Society, Arts and Mental Balance” in this September and October. To kick off the programme series, the exhibition “Tongueless” opened with an artist talk on September 3, 2020 (Thu) at 7:00pm on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook page.

The artworks by six Hong Kong artists take a multitude of forms, exude a kind of rawness and authenticity which heightened the individuality of each person’s journey. The exhibition serves to be the vehicle for self-expression that allows someone else a tiny glimpse into another world. The artworks demand engagement and draw attention to often otherwise silenced issues, experiences or perspectives. Through the exhibition, the audience is invited to experience elements of mental issues for themselves.

Guided Tours
4.9.2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
With curator KY Wong and artist Sean Wong

Due to the government social distancing measures, limited number of visitors will be admitted at a time. For groups of three or more visitors please make a reservation for the guided tour by writing to: Alice.Ho@goethe.de
The tour was live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook page. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform our staff at the venue. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.

19.9.2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
With curator KY Wong and artist Ho Sin Tung

Due to the government social distancing measures, limited number of visitors will be admitted at a time. For groups of three or more visitors please make a reservation for the guided tour by writing to: Alice.Ho@goethe.de
The tour will be live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook page. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform our staff at the venue. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.
 

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