Exhibition #resist

Amar Kanwar – The Torn First Pages ©Amar Kanwar

Fri, 06.10.2017 -
Mon, 30.10.2017

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

Video works by German and international media artists on civil movements

Opening: 06.10.2017 (Friday) at 7:00 PM

Resistance, civil disobedience or even revolution as active, professed refusal exist throughout human history. But they lead also to an interesting dilemma: in a particular society, when should its people reserve the right to revolt against the established order? What are the effective means of restraining a tyrant? Who knows the best course of action for a particular society – the people or the sovereign/ government? Does the right of revolution result in chaos and instability? To what extent should this so-called right be executed?
Co-presented by Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2017 and Goethe-Institut Hongkong, #resist is a satellite exhibition (the Project Room) of the Festival that brings together a selection of significant works to explore the topic"civil disobedience". At the opening on 6 October, Olaf Stüber will introduce the art works and enter into a dialogue with Joel Kwong, Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.

Olaf Stüber will also give a talk on the topic "The History of Video Art" within the framework of Creative Media Colloquium Series at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong on 3 October at 4 PM.

Amar Kanwar, India
Yael Bartana, Israel
Hiwa K, Iraq
Sven Johne, Germany
Florian Andreas Dedek, Germany
Mario Rizzi, Italy
Cyrill Lachauer, Germany
Harun Farocki, Germany
Marcel Odenbach, Germany
Birdy Chu, Hong Kong

Talk by Olaf Stüber: The History of Video Art