Tomato Grey: 18 degrees of acclimation
|When||7 May 2010 - 6 Jun 2010|
|Where||White Box Gallery
329 Broome Street
NY, NY 10002
Samson Young, Gameboy Haiku I (2008/09). Nintendo Gameboy with backlight, specially programmed game cards. 740×300 mm. Courtesy of the artist
May 7 – June 6th 2010
Opening Reception: May 7, 6 – 9pm
The White Box gallery, in collaboration with artist collective Tomato Grey, will host the first exhibition of Hong Kong art in New York City. The visibility of Hong Kong artists in North America remains relatively low, especially when compared to artists of the other Chinese Diasporas. Yet, the creative voices of this former British colony are indispensable parts to a holistic understanding of contemporary Chinese art and contemporary Asian art in general. This exhibition, entitled 18 degrees of Acclimation, showcases artistic outputs by a group of up-and-coming Hong Kong artists who are either currently residing in New York, or have previously worked in New York and possess an affinity with the city. Instead of relying on a pre-fabricated curatorial rhetoric that is driven by a desire to locate an identity forcefully, this exhibition will simply make visible the diverse artistic interests of China’s most affluent and Westernized metropolis.
A wide range of media will be covered in this exhibition, from sound installation, painting and photography, to video and conceptual art. Artists will include Bing Lee, Annysa Ng, Samson Young, Pak Sheung Chuen and Kaho Yu. A film program entitled “Women and the Postcolonial Hong Kong,” curated by Teresa Kwong of the prestigious Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Award (IFVA), will be hosted in conjunction to the exhibition.