‘Publicness’ presents works that address civic participation and imagination. These works demonstrate how video art serves as a medium for individuals to rethink a sense of self in collective settings.
‘Everydayness’ presents works that narrate ordinary life and settings that make up the lives of Hong Kong’s people.
‘Queerness’ presents works that encourages a queer reading of Hong Kong culture, a move beyond accepted boundaries offered by the changing culture in identity politics within and outside of Hong Kong. How could Hong Kong’s public affairs, everyday life and radical imagination about these identities offer us insights into the current social and political landscape of our time? In a time when a relatively minor decision in one place may create ripple effects everywhere, from global finance to movements around the world, this exhibition will review the ways in which Hong Kong artists construct meaning about their spaces, while also exploring the “so far and yet so close” relationship between Hong Kong and the United States.