Exhibition Exhibition: The Body and The City curated by Wong Ka Ying

Photo Sebastian Stumpf, Highwalk #6 (Detail), 2010 © Photo Sebastian Stumpf, Highwalk #6 (Detail), 2010

Thu, 09.09.2021 -
Sat, 23.10.2021

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

armechan, C&G Artpartment, Mann Chan, Frankie Ho, Andio Lai, Lai Sim Fong, Lee Hiu Wa, Moe Satt, Nadya Sayapina, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Sebastian Stumpf, Tran Luong, Wong Wing Tong, Ulyana Nevzorova, Yim Sui Fong, RiK Yu

Exhibition opens in the presence of the curator and the local artists
Opening: 9.9.2021 (Thu), 6:30pm
Guided Tour: 9.9.2021 (Thu) 7:00pm
  • Body and the City_1 ©Anne Thiesen
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Goethe-Institut Hongkong is pleased to present a series of programmes under the topic of "The Body and The City" from August to October this year. The programmes include film screenings, community-oriented performative works in public space and an exhibition showcasing works of 16 international artists/ artist collectives and curated by Wong Ka Ying.

Curatorial Statement:
The relationship between the people‘s bodies and the cities is indivisible and complex at any one moment. Human body starts a conversation with the urban space not only with its physical reaction but also with its memories, individually and collectively. When the city becomes the main body of the narrativity, rather than being barely the space where people’s reactions take place, the discussions are no longer necessarily carried out in a geographical and chronological manner. ‘The Body and the City’ presents selected interdisciplinary art works from across the world by 16 artists/ collectives, including performance art, sculpture, photographies, moving images and conceptual art, which are reflecting on both the body and the city as the subject rather than the object, and aims to investigate the human traces and experiences carried by the containers which are made up of flesh and concrete. (Wong Ka Ying)

Participating artists:
armechan (Hong Kong)
C&G Artpartment (Hong Kong)
Mann Chan (Hong Kong)
Frankie Ho (Hong Kong)
Andio Lai (Hong Kong)
Lai Sim Fong (Hong Kong)
Lee Hiu Wa (Hong Kong)
Moe Satt (Myanmar)
Nadya Sayapina (Belarus)
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani (Germany)
Sebastian Stumpf (Germany)
Tran Luong (Vietnam)
Wong Wing Tong (Hong Kong)
Ulyana Nevzorova (Belarus)
Yim Sui Fong (Hong Kong)
RiK Yu (Hong Kong)

Artist Sharing and Guided Tours:

18.9.2021 (Sat) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
With artists Andio Lai and RiK Yu, and curator Wong Ka Ying
Conducted in Cantonese

24.09.2021 (Fri) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
With artists C&G Artpartment and Wong Wing Tong, and curator Wong Ka Ying
Conducted in Cantonese

16.10.2021 (Sat)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Conducted in English
3:30pm - 4:00 PM Conducted in Cantonese

Guided tour by Curator Wong Ka Ying
Conducted in English