Videotage(HK), in collaboration with Denny Dimin Gallery(U.S.), presents "Hong Kong: Tales of the City," a panorama of Hong Kong video art development by showcasing a series of Hong Kong artists across generations from 13 March to 18 April 2020 at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York. Curated by Isaac Leung, "Hong Kong - Tales of the City" connects international and local artists to collaboratively explore the social and political dimensions of the city.
An Outlook of Hong Kong Video Art brought to New York
In our times where society and modern life are intensely transforming and evolving in the context of globalization, cities are developing in an increasingly similar pattern yet embracing differences in local culture and socio-political systems. Hong Kong and New York, regarded as the symbol of modern east and west respectively, not only demonstrate how world cities are progressing and sharing a more inclusive path forward but also facing common global challenges.
"Hong Kong - Tales of the city" will present various contemporary tales through the work of 9 Hong Kong video artists, depicting and exploring how the two faraway places connect and interact across the west-east boundary in responding to major global issues concerning PUBLICNESS, EVERYDAYNESS, and QUEERNESS in the context of contemporary Hong Kong society.
Hong Kong Video Art: from Pioneers to Millennials
HONG KONG - Tales of the City brings together a selection of video artworks by Hong Kong artists, from video art pioneers active since the 1980s to artists born in the 1990s, reflecting the city’s video art development spanning over 30 years. From the video art pioneer Ellen Pau to mainstay media artists Chilai Howard and Lee Kai Chung, to emerging artists of the next generation Joseph Chen and Ip Wai Lung, the line-up paints the pictures of the Hong Kong video art scene in reflection to the changing society in different eras.
The cross-cultural project comprises two video art exhibitions in two cities, Hong Kong and New York. The Hong Kong parallel exhibition TALES OF THE CITY - VIDEO ART IN HONG KONG AND THE U.S. in collaboration with Denny Dimin Gallery, Hong Kong, will present 10 talented American and Hong Kong artists under the theme of social and political life in a cross-cultural context. This exhibition will be held at the end of 2020 with more details released later this year.