Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
‟Liquefied Sunshine | Force Majeure” is a dual solo exhibition by Hong Kong artists, Luke Ching Chin Wai and South Ho Siu Nam. As an annual recurrence that always returns to the city, typhoon is an integral part of our shared memories and a formative force in our collective psyche. Ching and Ho construct a comparative study of past and recent typhoons that hit the city, and reflect on the coincidence of natural catastrophes and socio-political failures in the current moment. Presenting works made in 2014 and 2018, the two socially engaged artists metaphorically reacted to and foreshadowed the two major civil uprisings in their hometown.