Gallery: Tang Contemporary Art
Artist(s): Xia Xiaowan, Chen Hui
Opening / Event Date: 31 August, 2017
Closing / End Date: 27 September, 2017
“Tale of the Wonderland” is a group exhibition that borrows Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), the Victorian fantasy novel written by Lewis Carroll, as the framework to construct a collective narrative of the 20 years of post-colonial Hong Kong. Having bid adieu to the colonial era, she was thrown into the rabbit hole, and in 20 years she had to re-learn how to position herself in face of an uncertain future. Her beliefs about her identity and understanding of reality collapse in Wonderland, as she approaches such identity displacement in terms of a fairy tale.
The exhibition is divided into eight chapters, each abstracting elements from the storyline of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.Each chapter is represented by the works of eight respective artists, who employ different methodologies and diverse mediums to interpret and realise the respective ideas. The eight chapters are “White Glove” (Sarah Lai), “The Rabbit Hole” (Lam Tung Pang), “Drink Me” (South Ho Siu Nam), “Who in the World am I” (Isaac Chong Wai), “Pool of Tears” (Leung Chi Wo), “Alice’s Adventures” (Amy Cheung), “White Rose Red” (Chow Chun Fai), and “Book – A Speechless Goodbye” (Pak Sheung Chuen).
Opening Reception: 16 September 2017, Saturday, 4 – 6:30pm
Artists will be present.
Performance by Isaac Chong Wai will take place at 4:30 – 5:00pm.