Spring Workshop and Para Site present groundbreaking joint exhibition, Islands off the Shores of Asia, based on the ideological, historical, mystical, and fictional interpretations of the remote and largely uninhabited islands claimed by different nations across East Asia. In recent years, these small islets have become the focus of growing nationalism in the region and vehicles through which countries are choosing to project national pride and power.
The show features artists including Julieta Aranda (Mexico/Germany), Rosa Barba (Italy),Alvaro Barrios (Colombia), James T. Hong(Taiwan), Katsushika Hokusai (Japan), Kim Ki-Young (Korea), Takiji Kobayashi (Japan),Charles Lim (Singapore), MAP Office (Hong Kong), Pak Sheung Chuen (Hong Kong), Howie Tsui (Hong Kong/Canada), Ming Wong (Singapore) in collaboration with Thomas Tsang/Dehow Projects (USA), and Zheng Guogu (China).
Islands off the Shores of Asia represents the second phase of the widely acclaimed exhibition, A Journal of the Plague Year: Fear, Ghosts, Rebels, SARS, Leslie, and the Hong Kong Story,...which last year launched at Para Site and is now showing in an expanded version at the Arko Art Centre in Seoul, where it opened 30 August and will run through 16 November 2014.
For this exhibition, Spring and Para Site teamed up to use sci fi and fiction to explore the current ideological turn towards nationalism and confrontation in the region. While the previous show focused on Hong Kong's identity in the context of the SARS epidemic and the city's near shut down in 2003, the current exhibit explores the region's small, largely uninhabited islands, which are effectively invisible on maps but are now the object of territorial claims by every single nation in East Asia.
Curators for the show are Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director/Curator of Para Site and Inti Guerrero, Associate Artistic Director-Curator of TEOR/ética, Costa Rica.
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Islands off the Shores of Asia
Entrada actualizada el el 25 sep de 2014
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