Exhibition Beyond Strength: A Retrospective Exhibition of Gay Games, 1982-2022

   © Goethe-Institut Hongkong

10. - 26.11.2022
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Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

Presented by Gay Games Hong Kong

Read the article by Connor Mycroft in the South China Morning Post: Gay Games photos and LGBTQ artists the focus of Hong Kong warm-up exhibitions | South China Morning Post (scmp.com)

Gay Games, the world’s largest inclusive sports, arts & culture event, has an amazing and powerful history of celebrating the human body. The Goethe-Institut is proud to present this story, in collaboration with the Gay Games, through the exhibition "Beyond Strength: A Retrospective Exhibition of Gay Games, 1982-2022" from November 10 – 26, 2022 in the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio. The exhibition is co-curated by Jiaming Liao, Jeff Li and Tien Li.

In 2023, 40 years after the inaugural edition of Gay Games, Hong Kong will be the first city in Asia to host the 11th edition of the Gay Games. Curated by Gay Games Hong Kong, the exhibition showcases a series of photographs that look back at treasured moments captured by event photographers which are preserved for history. Video works created by Hong Kong artists, together with historical video materials archived by local LGBTQUA+ organizations will also be presented in the exhibition.

Videos in Black Box Studio:

Yarli Allison
"Wrestling Blues"
Lis Bartlett "Light in the Water"
Chan Ka Kiu "We are All in this Tgt"
Chan Wai Lok, Wong Hei Wa "POV"
Come Inside "All My Love"
Ip Wai Lung "Karma Cycle"
Jonathan Joiner/ Robert H. Martin "Claiming the Title - Gay Olympics on Trial."
Liao Jiaming "Repetition Maximum"
David Secter "Take the Flame: Gay Games - Grit, Grace, and Glory"
Virtue Village "In God's Body"
Monique Yim "Ungrounded Tango"

It is a wonderful synergy that the exhibition LOVE+ at the Pao Galleries of the Hong Kong Arts Centre is taking place at the same time, showcasing queer perspectives from Hong Kong’s art scene. As Goethe-Institut, we are happy to support this bold statement in the run-up to Gay Games 2023 and look forward together to an exciting festival of diversity, sports and culture!

Goethe-Institut Hongkong practices Inclusion. For information on barrier-free access to the Goethe-Institut for wheelchair users please visit: Goethe-Institut practices inclusion - Goethe-Institut Hongkong.