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So long, thanks again for the fish / 喂!拜拜你條尾 / Terve, ja kiitos taas kaloista

So long, thanks again for the fish / 喂!拜拜你條尾 / Terve, ja kiitos taas kaloista

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

Aug

29

Sun

11:00 – 18:00

8–9°C

broken clouds

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Aika: 8 kesäkuuta – 29 elokuuta, 2021
Paikka: Levyhalli, Suomenlinna
Aukioloajat: ti-su, 11:00-18:00
Ilmainen sisäänpääsy

Taiteilijat: Luke Ching Chin Wai, Christopher K. Ho, Lam Tung Pang, Cédric Maridet ja Angela Su
Kuraattori: Yeewan Koon

'Terve, ja kiitos taas kaloista' on ensimmäinen hongkongilaisten taiteilijoiden ryhmänäyttely Suomessa. Näyttelyn on kuratoinut Yeewan Koon ja se esittelee uusia teoksia taiteilijoita Luke Ching Chin Wai, Christopher K. Ho, Tung Pang Lam, Cédric Maridet ja Angela Su.

Näyttelyn teema on epätäydellisyys – miten sen tuottama monimuotoisuus ja odottamattomat kohtaamiset voivat tarjota ainekset selviytymiseen näinä levottomina aikoina. Taiteilijat ja arkkitehtitoimisto COLLECTIVE ovat yhteistyössä luoneet teoksia erityisesti Suomenlinnan historiallisessa Levyhallissa esiteltäväksi.

Lisätietoa: https://www.hiap.fi/event/so-long/

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Date: June 8 – August 29, 2021
Location: Levyhalli, Suomenlinna
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00-18:00
Free entrance

Artists: Luke Ching Chin Wai, Christopher K. Ho, Lam Tung Pang, Cédric Maridet, and Angela Su

Curated by Yeewan Koon

There are moments when our lives are stuck in on pause, a constant blinking of time as if we are on the verge of a reboot. In recent years, Hong Kong faced many social and political upheavals and changes. This year a new National Security Law was introduced. We also continue to face a global pandemic that impacts our health, our livelihoods, our borders and sense of community. But Hong Kong is not alone in experiencing an uncertain future. We share our experiences knowing that we are all somehow entangled and ask: Instead of utopian visions, should we be looking at the imperfect to recalibrate the stuff of survival?

In So long, thanks again for the fish, five artists acknowledge the strength of being imperfect, even when broken. They turn to their personal reflections on defiance, renewal and hope as the touchstones of their works. Angela Su’s videos and embroideries reflect on gender, technology and the histories of systems of power; Christopher K. Ho imagines a primordial genealogy of glitched geometries to relearn our world; Cédric Maridet breaks down slogans into notes to retune our sound-scapes; Luke Ching fabricates geographies of flags and laws to present a new sense of being global; and Lam Tung Pang draws on children’s stories and folktales as he makes and breaks our sense of home.

So long, thanks again for the fish takes as inspiration Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World and her proposal of collaborative survival. Tsing uses contaminations as encounters that unknowingly seep into and alter structures that can lead to diversity, and collaboration as a way of working across differences. The exhibition features artworks that collaborate with singers, builders, writers, illustrators and code poets. We also seek unexpected connections and diversity by disrupting the historical site of Levyhalli with our presence as we work across differences in our imperfect encounters, and then - maybe - we can give thanks again for the fish.

Lisätietoa: https://www.hiap.fi/event/so-long/

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Co-organised by the Art Promotion Office and HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Supported by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna and the City of Helsinki
Research support provided by the Hsu Long-sing Research Fund
Online exhibition tour realised with support of The University of Hong Kong

So long, thanks again for the fish is part of Helsinki Biennial Inspired programme. Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that will bring outstanding contemporary art to maritime Helsinki. The first Helsinki Biennial will be held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island 12.6.–26.9.2021.

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

Sun 29 Aug 2021 11:00 – 18:00

8–9°C

broken clouds