Not only physical boundaries still set apart Hong Kong and China even after the reunification, but there are also invisible segregation like scent between the two places. Lowu Bridge as one of the most prominent connection, if not a division, between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is where one can immediately sense the distinction in scent beyond the border controls. For the new commission, Wong work closely with senior perfumer of International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading company in the design of synthetic scents, to create a whiff that prompt the memory of the arrival upon the other side of the Lowu Bridge. The amalgam of smells are dissected from that impression of sensation and resulted as a violent punch in atmosphere. The timelessness of the olfactory memory acted more than just an immaterial evidence to prove the existence of the borderline in this very moment but also a hint of its possible extinction.
“Imagine There’s No Country, Above Us Only Our Cities”
Para Site, 1 Aug – 6 Sep, 2015
Curated by Jims Lam Chi Hang
Artists: Oscar Chan Yik Long, Cheng Ting Ting, Luke Ching, Mark Chung, Chris Huen Sin Kan, Lam Hoi Sin, Lau Wai, Ng Ka Chun, Eason Tsang Ka Wai, Tang Kwok Hin, Morgan Wong and Elvis Yip Kin Bon.
Curated by Luisa Tresca
“If the artist carries through his idea and makes it into visible form, then all the steps in the process are of importance. The idea itself, even if not made visual, is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps –scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed works, models, studies, thoughts, conversations– are of interest.”
(Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art”, 1968)
The No things to hang exhibition series is a self-referential project, reflecting on the nature of art making and its mechanisms, limits and potentials.
Through an accumulation of different contributions from artists and art practitioners, it aims at becoming a cumulative, archival and ideally limitless exhibition that triggers questions about art-making, art-production, art-exhibition, art-circulation, art-collection and archivization.
The project is unfinished, transportable and in movement, and it acknowledges many critical instances of precedent transportable, generative exhibitions, from Marcel Duchamp and Rrose Sélavy’s La Boite-en-Valise, to Yoko Ono’s 1962 exhibition at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo or Obrist’s pivotal ongoing exhibition DO IT.
Featuring: Consuelo Cavaniglia, Rumiko Hagiwara, Sigrid Holmwood, Carl-Oskar Linné, Marius Moldvaer, Vuth Lyno & Sa Sa Art Projects, Morgan Wong
Museo di Palazzo Grimani
Ramo Grimani, Castello 4858
Telephone number: +39 041 241 1507