Tang Contemporary Art - Hong Kong

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Trials and Tribulations of Suicide Consumerism

by Robin Peckham
    Further west on the Hong Kong Island gallery circuit, the Beijing art collective Unmask offers another take on torturous configurations of the human body not dissimilar to those proposed by Ho Siu Kee. This project, entitled Shopping (or, in Cantonese, huet ping, a derogatory term that describes the way mainland Chinese tourists buy luxury items in Hong Kong “as if their lives depended on it”), consists primarily of two “products” that provide luxurious paths to suicide. Although this... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 12/6/10

Kinetic Installations

by Robin Peckham
      With well over a decade of  experience with artistic and architectural research in south China, MAP Office continues to probe the social ecologies of the urban corridors of communication between Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and the Pearl River Delta, often utilizing the figures of the environmental ecologies of this region as a metaphorical stand-in for their political subject matter. This was the case with their "Parrot's Tale," which mobilized parrots and oysters in a literary configuration... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 3/29/10
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