Exhibitions & Events


Art After Hours 2019

Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

17 Oct 2019

Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

11 Oct 2019

Spitting Spirits: from hip hop to acoustic sound with MC Yan

31 Aug 2019

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

25 Jul - 31 Aug, 2019

The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

30 Aug 2019

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

25 Jul - 29 Aug, 2019

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

23 Aug 2019

Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

17 Aug 2019

Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

16 Aug 2019

Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

9 Aug 2019

Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

2 Aug 2019

ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

14 Jul 2019

Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

28 Jun 2019

Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

7 Jun 2019

Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

24 May 2019

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

17 May 2019

Yuk Hui: Book Launch

3 May 2019

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

12 Apr 2019

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

6 Apr 2019

Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

28 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

22 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

15 Mar 2019

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

9 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

8 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

7 Mar 2019

[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

1 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

22 - 23 Feb, 2019

Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

8 Feb 2019

Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

1 Feb 2019

Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

18 Jan 2019

Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

4 Jan 2019

Paid Programme Registration Required

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

Time |
7pm-8:30pm
Location |
JC Contemporary
Price |
Free of charge

Infectious disease spreads rapidly in densely populated places. During the outbreak of epidemics, the distance between people becomes the major barrier of how one protects oneself in order to survive. Participants will be asked to share personal stories about their body such as illnesses, wishes, or fears.  

This performative workshop will explore the physical and psychological proximity between people to reimagine ways of relating to each other. Departing from the work of artist Enoch Cheng, Influenzers mobilises the idea of the living score that is built through collaboration. Guided by Cheng, the participants will develop movements through looking at, walking with, and sharing with one another. Through the development of this performance score, participants will tease out the subtleties between individual experience and that of a collective. The participants will then embody this score and perform it among the wider public. Previous training is not required. Participants will be expected to actively connect with each other without much physical contact.

Followed by the workshop, there will be a curator talk by Ying Kwok, curator of Contagious Cities: Far Away Too Close.


Enoch Cheng

Enoch Cheng is an independent artist. His practice spans the moving image, installation, dance, events, theatre, performance, writing, and curating. Concerned with the everyday subtleties in contemporary urban lives, his works explore recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, memory, time, mythology, migration and extinction.

 

Ying Kwok

Ying Kwok is an independent curator based in Hong Kong. She works with a diverse range of art and cultural institutions nationally and internationally, from artist’s initiatives, art festivals, to public museums and the commercial sector. Her research based curating often synthesizes different art forms in contemporary visual art, from site specific commissions, performances, to film and video. Kwok is the curator for Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close for Tai Kwun Contemporary and Wellcome Trust, the lead curator of LOOK International Photography Festival 2017, and curator at M+ for Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief as Hong Kong presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale. Before embarking on her independent career, Kwok was the curator at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester UK, between 2006 and 2012.

In 2014, Kwok was awarded the Asia Cultural Council Fellowship. She is an international fellow in the Clore Leadership Programme 2018/19. Apart from curating, Kwok also founded Art Appraisal Club with a group of local art professionals in 2014, in order to encourage critical thinking and initiating effective art discussions in Hong Kong. The group provides regular exhibition reviews and their articles are published in magazines, various cultural networks and their own bilingual journal, Art Review Hong Kong.