Exhibition

“Breeding in the Last Room”

28 Jul 2018 – 26 Oct 2018

Event times

Opening Sharing Session: 28 July 2018 | 2:30pm
Opening Reception: 28 July 2018 | 5pm | Welcome to bring your own drinks
Guests: Cat Ha (Curator) | Siu Go (Artist)

Poetry and Music: 25 September 2018 | 5pm
Guests: Liu Wai Tong (Poet) | Siu Go (Artist)

Sharing Session: 29 September 2018 | 5pm
Discussants: Chen Pai-an (Artist) | Cat Ha (Curator)

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free

1a Space Gallery

Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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“Breeding in the Last Room”
Curated by untrou-art, this exhibition attempts to present an invisible book which is composed of three independent stories, featuring the works of untrou-art, Liu Wai-tong and Chen Pai-an. The stories will be made of “text”.

About

Chapter One. A Bronze Nap
Artist: Untrou-art
Exhibition Period: 28 July - 26 August 2018
Chapter Two. The Darkening Planet
Artist: Liu Wai-tong
Exhibition Period: 1 - 23 September 2018
Chapter Three. Put Something Somewhere at a Certain Time
Artist: Chen Pai-an
Exhibition Period: 29 September - 26 October 2018

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Exhibition Introduction

"However, if you don’t want it to be completely closed and dark, you can still imagine. Imagine there will be three stories breeding in the last room."

Curated by untrou-art, this exhibition attempts to present an invisible book which is composed of three independent stories, featuring the works of untrou-art, Liu Wai-tong and Chen Pai-an. The stories will be made of “text”.

Exhibition works are broken from origins (original work, prototype or a complete discourse)  into pieces of name, phrase, installation, video, sound, photo,object and painting,etc. They flow, combine or are against each other in a multi-dimensional space. At last, there are no origins but works which are decentralized and cannot be classified clearly. They become their own “text” .

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Curatorial Information


Curator: Cat Ha
Curation: Untrou-art
Curatorial Assitant: Myra Chan

Organizer: kubrick and 1a space

Breeding in the Last Room: An Invisible “book”

Curatorial Statement
Cat Ha

Prologue

What will happen in a small room at the end of a place? Besides small, hot and stuffy, perhaps nothing happens. Still and silent.

The last room acts like a dispensable tail, appearing outside or before legitimacy/ authority as a floating and temporary living place.

Actually, a small area is not necessarily disastrous or miserable. It has its diversity and breeds quietly until someone finally seal it like a can.

However, if you don’t want it to be completely closed and dark, you can still imagine. Imagine there will be three stories breeding in the last room.

Content

Chapter One     A Bronze Nap  |  Untrou-art

Chapter Two     The Darkening Planet  |  Liu Wai-tong

Chapter Three   Put Something Somewhere at a Certain Time  |  Chen Pai-an

Epilogue

1. Exhibition Structure: An invisible “book”  formed by three independent “stories”. The “stories” are made of “text”

2. Exhibition Concept: “Text”. Works are broken from origins (original work, prototype or a complete discourse)  into pieces of name, phrase, installation, video, sound, photo,object and painting,etc. They flow, combine or against each other in a multi-dimensional space. At last, there is no origin but works which are decentralized and cannot be classified clearly. They become their own “text”.

Chapter One     A Bronze Nap  |  Derived from the title of a story inside the novel The Desire of Dog 《欲望之狗》

Chapter Two     The Darkening Planet  |  English Title of Liu Wai-tong’s newest Photography Book

Chapter Three   Book and Phrases will be the medium of visual artwork. It is a visual artwork or a story.

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Artist and Curator Information

Untrou-art

"Un trou" literally means a hole in French. Untrou-art, Black Hole Art, is an independent art team in Hong Kong, with Cat Ha and Siu Go as the core members. Founded in 2013, Untrou-art has curated art exhibitions and projects while at the same time created art with the emphasis of literature in art.
Untrou-art is striving to create art across different mediums and forms by exploring the relationship between city, space and human. Including but not limited to art museums and galleries, Untrou-art has organized exhibitions in different “out of place” sites like city space and Internet in order to promote multimedia art.
Untrou-art has organized 11 exhibitions so far. Major exhibitions: “You were swallowed-When the idea was a whirlpool”(Redtory, Guangzhou), “A path to escape” (PuGallery, Guangzhou ), “Who ate your border? ”( Shantou University), “Home is an exhibition space”(untrou-art, Internet exhibition, Hong Kong), “Hong Kong is a contemporary art museum - Some key words” (Tong 3 Space and Kowloon Streets, Hong Kong) , “Hoarding items, and the things bring up” (2018 Fotan Open studios, Hong Kong).


Cat Ha

Hong Kong writer and independent curator. Has published 9 novels. Starting from 2011, Cat Ha breaks the conventional form of novel and writes mini-novel. Mini-novels: Sweet Black Hole (Cat Ha X Eric co-authors),  Ishoku Orange and The Dog of Desire. She has curated 11 exhibitions so far.

Kou Chin Ngai (Siu Go)

Hong Kong artist, Cross-media creation. Member of Untrou-art, has planned and participated in many art projects. Siu Go’s  work “A Mass of Things” was shortlisted for nomination in Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012. He has mainly participated as artist in exhibitions and planned exhibitions for in recent years.

Liu Wai-tong

Poet, writer and photographer. Liu Wai-tong has been awarded several literary prizes in Hong Kong and Taiwan, including the China Times Literary Award, the United Daily News Award, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Best Artist (Literature).

He often receives invitations to participate in local and international literary events, including Poetry International Rotterdam in 2013 and Singapore Writers Festival in 2016.

Since his debut in 1995, Liu has published 13 collections of poetry: Cherry and Vajira, The cup of spring, and Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits etc. Also he is a photographer with several works In Search of Tsangyang Gyatso Lonely China, Paris: Photos de scène sans titre etc.

Chen Pai-an

Born in Guangzhou, China, 1988. Graduated from sculpture department of Guangzhou Academy Of Fine Arts in 2013, currently based in Guangzhou. Chen Pai-an always works with digital image editing, literature, digital drawing and video. His experience of working for an advertisement company, a decoration company and a fast fashion company makes him realize symbiotic relationships among well-promoted product, perfect-rendering commercial advertisement and deluded consumer. His humorous visual language and logic brings his works a very special sense of story-telling to represent symbiotic relationships.

Major exhibition experience: "2017 Bi-city Biennale Of Urbanism / Architecture", Shenzhen, China (2017) ; "Chen Pai'an, Huang Shan, Lai Zhijie, Lai Cheuk Wah, Wen Junjie", Canton Gallery, Guangzhou, China (2017) ; "What You See Is Not What You See", Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, America (2017) ; "Rhythm-analysis", OCAT Library, Shenzhen, China (2017) ; "3rd CAFAM Biennale, Museum of CAFA", Beijing, China (2016) ; "2016 Westbund Art & Design", Canton Gallery, Shanghai, China (2016) ; "Aint No Chicken Outside The Canton", Reformer Space, Shanghai, China (2016) ; "Capillaries Of The Field", Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China (2016) ; "InstitutionProduction" Ecology Investigation of Contemporary Art of Young Guangzhou Artists", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2015)

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