REVIEW: "Both Sides Now – Somewhere Between Hong Kong and the UK" @ Osage Hong Kong
In mid-Autumn, Hong Kong-based nonprofit artist collective Videotage and the United Kingdom’s Videoclub collaborated with the Osage Art Foundation and the British Council to host the touring group show “Both Sides Now—Somewhere Between Hong Kong and the UK,” which featured a total of 32 video works. The white walls of Osage Hong Kong were transformed into screens on which the moving images were shown. Projected on the wall were national flags, cityscapes, as well as celebratory scenes of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty, and many other images. Viewers of the exhibition were invited to sit on one of eight sculpture-like white cuboids placed in the middle of the gallery’s large space, which served as a starting point for a visual journey into the complex relationships and dynamics between Hong Kong, mainland China and the UK.