The exhibition Blue Throat: A Profound Disruption showcases the latest works by Hong Kong artists Lo Lai Lai Natalie and Wai Pong Yu, curated by independent curator Chris Wan.
Regional political turbulence and the global pandemic have jointly triggered a prolonged and intense disruption. Taking Hong Kong as an example, the deeply impacted sense of identity is interwoven within the profoundly disjointed local context. The attempts to reconnect people with the place go beyond the restoration of the original way of life, but also point to a paradigm shift in ontology, epistemology, and methodology, as a result of the tensions between the disruption and the “new normal”.
This exhibition presents the artists’ responsive creations to the social changes in Hong Kong in recent years, including Lo Lailai Natalie’s newly created video”The Messenger – Passerby in Our Battlefields” after receiving the the Gold Award in the Media Arts category at the Hong Kong Arts Centre’s ifva Awards, as well as Wai Pong Yu’s latest works from the “A Rhythm of Landscape” series previously exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong. Simultaneously, with the curator’s research and writing on the historical texts of Chinese diaspora writers in Singapore, the exhibition’s focus on “disruption” transcends temporal and spatial limitations, shedding light on the profound human experiences along longer historical axes.
Venue: JW Projects, 3 Kim Yam Road 01-01 Singapore, 239321
Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays: 11am – 7pm
Sundays: 11am – 5pm
When: 7 Jul - 20 Aug 2023,