Art After Hours 2019

Poetry Reading with Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay

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Film Screening & Kukangendai Music Performance

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One ear to hear - on(h)(e)ar)

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

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

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

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Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

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The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

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Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

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

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Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

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Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

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

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Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

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Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

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Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

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

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

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

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Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

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"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

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Yuk Hui: Book Launch

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

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Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

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

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

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

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

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Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

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

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

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

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Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

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Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

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

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Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

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Time
7pm-8:30pm
Location
Room 03-206, Barrack Block Map
Price
Free of charge
Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

General

Co-presented with Speculative Place


Bizarre weather. Unprecedented economic disparity. Artists employed by corporations as consultants. And the ultimate work of art: Oval, a pill that increases generosity. New York-based writer Elvia Wilk’s debut novel Oval asks questions of empathy and power on every scale—from bodies to bureaucracies—to create an unsettling portrait of a near-future Berlin. In Oval, protagonists Anja and Louis are offered a rent-free home on an artificial mountain—yet another eco-friendly initiative run by a corporation. They seize the opportunity, but it isn’t long before the experimental house begins malfunctioning. An experimental novel that examines the relationship between real estate, sustainability, and artmaking, Oval is a fascinating portrait of the unbalanced relationships that shape our world, as well as a prescient warning of what the future may hold.

Join us for the Asia debut of Oval at Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Artists’ Book Library. Wilk will read from the novel and then have a conversation with Tiffany Sia of Speculative Place, followed by an audience discussion. 

Rendering visual: Courtesy of Mila Architects


Elvia Wilk is a writer and editor living in New York. She writes for publications like FriezeMousseMetropolis, The White ReviewGranta, and Artforum and is currently a contributing editor at e-flux journal. Her first novel, Oval, was published in June 2019 by Soft Skull Press. Wilk will be in residence at Speculative Place on Lamma Island, working on a collection of essays surrounding ecology, mysticism, and weirdness. 

Tiffany Sia is a film producer, writer and founder of Speculative Place. She is the author of Salty Wet, a chapbook series published by Inpatient Press, and the executive producer of Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s science-fiction political thriller, Empty Metal

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Speculative Place is an experimental and independent project space in Hong Kong hosting residents working on film, writing and art that provides a space for collaboration and exchange, connecting a geographically dispersed community of new voices.