Mekong New Mythologies Exhibition [fr]
The Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Children of Mekong are delighted to announce the inauguration of Mekong New Mythologies, a large transnational group exhibition from 4 to 21 May, 2017 in support of the charity Children of the Mekong.
The Mekong New Mythologies comprises sculpture, installations, projections, drawings and photographs, with works by: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan (Philippines), Cao Fei (China), Heman Chong (Singapore), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Naiza Khan (Pakistan), Aung Ko (Burma), Leang Seckon (Cambodia), Leung Chi Wo (Hong Kong), MAP Office (Hong Kong), David Medalla (Philippines), Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnam), Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier (Laos/UK), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand), Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Samson Young (Hong Kong) and Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore).
The exhibition is made possible with the support of 10 Chancery Lane, Asia Art Archive, William Lim - Living Collection, Pimali, Primo Marella Gallery, Gene and Brian Sherman, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Rossi & Rossi, Singapore Tyler Print Institute.
A selection of artworks will be auctioned by Paddle8 to benefit Children of the Mekong.
Conceptualised by MAP Office with Laure Raibaut, the exhibition will unfold various ecological, social, political issues and legends around the Mekong and other liquid territories of South-east Asia. Fact and fiction are two facets of interpretation that criss-cross and often overlap into grey areas. Our beliefs are very much influenced by cultural legends steeped in ancient folklore and mythologies, as well as by geographical positions and political dimensions. It has become widely accepted by most that within the ecosystem of mountains, oceans, jungles, and rivers are mysterious, curious beings that co-exist, mostly in harmony, with humankind.
Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening: 4 May 2017 (Thursday), 7-10 pm
Exhibition Period: 5–21 May 2017 (both dates inclusive)
Opening Hours: 12:00–8:00 pm - Free Admission
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