Exhibition *underground-children-festival

Who’s the daddy © Wong Ping

Sat, 16.06.2018 -
Tue, 31.07.2018

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

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

Group exhibition in collaboration with Para Site’s Art Professionals programme

Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk
16.6.2018 (Sat) at 4:00 PM

Para Site and Goethe-Institut Hongkong are delighted to present *underground-children-festival, an exhibition curated by Jens Cheung and Jill Angel Chun, on view at Goethe-Institut Hongkong from June 16 to July 31, 2018. This exhibition is the first joint-project by the two institutions supporting emerging curators, selected through an open call from alumni of Para Site's Emerging Art Professionals program over the past three years. Featuring newly commissioned and existing works by Luke Casey, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Cheng Ting Ting, Lu Pingyuan, Mountain River Jump!, and Wong Ping, *underground-children-festival takes Children’s Day in Hong Kong as its departure point, playfully exploiting contradictions within the festival’s intentions to reveal and to challenge its ingrained power structures.
Although rarely observed, Hong Kong Children’s Day takes place on April 4 each year. For many years, children have been subjected to commemorative activities and events with adults being the ultimate decision makers and de facto authorities governing the day’s events. This exhibition explores the impossibility of this festival to fully proclaim children’s rights and to celebrate their autonomy. Addressing this fundamental flaw, through the works of these seven artists, *underground-children-festival seeks to illustrate the absurdity of this day, as a metaphor for the hypocrisy of other officially mandated public celebrations.

Join us for the public programmes:

The Great Wong Lo Kut Day (小黃老吉日)
16.6.2018 (Sat), 5:00 PM
Library, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Guest: Mountain River Jump!
Conducted in Cantonese and English 
Happily Ever After (Live) (快樂直播)
25.6.2018 (Mon), 12:00-2:00 PM
Facebook Live
Guest: Oscar Chan Yik Long 
Conducted in Cantonese
Hysterical Lullaby Music Night (歇斯底里搖籃曲)
30.6.2018 (Sat) 11:00 PM
Got Beef, Central Pier 7
Co-organizer: Hong Kong Community Radio (HKCR)
Free admission
Books Burning Party (焚書派對)
28.7.2018 (Sat), 3:00 PM
Guests: Cheng Ting Ting & Luke Casey
Artist Talk
Conducted in Cantonese and English