“The 21st Century Undead Coterie of Contemporary Art” at Para Site
Featuring local artist Kwan Sheung Chi, Para Site’s new solo exhibition will see the ground floor of the art space transformed into Kwan’s 24/7 residence (although, like the undead, he’ll only be up once the sun is down). A vial of his blood will be the singular piece of physical artwork.
It all sounds a bit Angelina-Jolie-circa-2000s-creepy, but there’s actually a higher purpose. There’ll be nightly discussions aiming to ‘bring to critical light the temporal, immaterial, and physiological labor of artists at a time when commodification of art production is keenly felt in Hong Kong’ – you might have to go for a visit to figure out exactly what that means.
The exhibition opens at midnight on 6 September, and continues through 12 September 2014.
Para Site, 4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2517 4620, www.para-site.org.hk
(Pictured: “Image of His Resting Place” by Wong Wai Yin. Courtesy of the artist.)