A room with a view explores the aesthetics of disappearance through the lenses of six female artists based in Hong Kong. Curated by Carol Chow Pui Ha, a researcher and lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the exhibition takes as its point of departure Ackbar Abbas’s text Hong Kong: Culture and the politics of disappearance (1997), in which he describes how buildings and spaces in Hong Kong have come to signify what no longer exists. Spanning photography, video and installation, the works capture and reconstruct vanishing identities and spaces.
A room with a view was selected as the winning proposal by the jury of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) 2016 Curatorial Project Showcase. Jury members were Gwen Lee, Director and Founder of SIPF; Melanie Pocock, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts; and Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui.
Artists: Lam Wai Kit, Lau Wai, Law Yuk-Mui, Yvonne Lo Yuen Man, Wong Wo-Bik and Joe Yiu Miu Lai
A room with a view is co-presented with the 5th Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF).
Opening date: Fri 19 Aug 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Guided Tour: 20 August, 4 – 5pm
Exhibition period: Sat 20 Aug – Sun 16 Oct 2016
Opening hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Tue to Sun
Closed on Mon and public holidays
Venue: Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
When: 19 Aug 2016, 6.30pm