Hong Kong artist @southho66 unveils his new work at @blindspotgallery over the weekend. The playful work mocks the “less-lethal” weapons: calling them “sponge round” doesn’t mean they are soft like sponge. They are still lethal if they are used in a lethal way as we have witnessed over the past months in Hong Kong.
Initially shown at Taipei Biennial 2014, @huangpochih’s “Production Line” was said to have been inspired by his mother’s stories about working at a garment factory. The installation presented by @offsiteart seen at @artjakarta shows a line of denim shirts appearing to be exactly the same from factory production. But the unfinished wall text (2nd pic) offers a different layer of reading. In addition to reflecting capitalism, the struggle to produce exact the same shirts with human hands mirrors the pain of conforming to a system that aims to silence individuals and become homogeneous. Is this a society we want?
I can close my eyes. But I can’t close my ears. @artjakarta @julian_abraham
Don’t cross the line, or there will be consequences—“Silence - Meditation in Blue” is an interactive sound installation by Hong Kong artist @cheukwingnam on show @artjakarta. Walking into the light beams triggers the turbine fan and sound is channelled through the pipes. The work aims to elicit the sudden silence at the end of Yves Klein’s “Monotone Symphony”. @galerieovo
“Until It Breaks”—Lee Kit @shugoarts @artjakarta #HongKong
Be water—from @ryotaromuramatsunaked’s first solo show in Hong Kong @whitestonegallery.official
Sometimes I’m amazed by my iPhone photography skills. Civil servant rally. August 2 2019.
The Age of Live Media—it can’t be more surreal than hearing “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” played with the Chinese musical instrument suona against the live streaming of Hong Kong protests from frontline journalists. The live media has been playing an vital role in shaping public’s opinion of the ongoing anti-extradition bill protests. Audience develop their first impression of the events from unedited real-time footages from multiple angles and multiple sources. “Witnessing” such events could be as traumatic as being on the frontline physically, and such psychological impact cannot be healed simply with government’s repetitive, unempathetic statements condemning violence. Live media has offered a different perspective and understanding of truth. People believe in what they see, not what they hear.
Life is like a circle. What comes around goes around. @taikwuncontemporary #murakami