Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing
The 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

 

M+ and Hong Kong Arts Development Council present ‘Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing’, a collateral event at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The M+ curatorial team consists of Doryun Chong, Chief Curator, and Stella Fong, Curator, Learning and Interpretation, with M+ Executive Director Lars Nittve as Consulting Curator.

Conceived specifically for the exhibition, the newly commissioned work, The Infinite Nothing, consists of four stand-alone video installations that, altogether, form a narrative of transformative journeys through stages in life, exploring a perpetual cycle of self-inquiry and discovery. The work brings together a host of philosophical concepts expressed through metaphors and allegories, along with religious symbolisms and popular cultural references.

In conjunction with our participation in the Venice Biennale, M+ hosts a series of talks in Hong Kong intended to enhance the public’s understanding of this important event.

For more details on ‘The Infinite Nothing’, please visit the www.venicebiennale.hk.

 

Exhibition period:
9 May - 22 November 2015

Opening hours:
10 am – 6 pm (10 am - 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 May till 26 September 2015)
Closed on Mondays (except 11 May, 1 June and 16 November 2015)

Location:
Campo della Tana, Castello 2126-30122, Venice, Italy
(Opposite the main entrance of Arsenale)

Enquiries:
m+@wkcda.hk / +852 2200 0204


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The Infinite Nothing
'The Infinite Nothing' refers to Friedrich Nietzsche’s blasphemous pronouncement of the death of God: ‘Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space?’ An abstract notion rather than a literal one, the idea points to the demise of the absolute moral values associated with the Christian God. Nietzsche sees Christianity as the ultimate embodiment of slave morality that is harmful to humanity. The death of God and the rejection of the values associated with God would result in nihilism, Nietzsche felt, which led to his notion of the overcoming of man and the emergence of the overman, who through his will to power can create meaning for himself.

 

Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale is the world’s oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition held every two years. This year marks the 56th exhibition with 53 participating countries. The Biennale is unique in including individual national representations, and an international art exhibition, this year curated by Okwui Enwezor under the theme of ‘All the World’s Futures’. It also comprises a wide range of collateral events that take place across Venice, and acknowledge the growing complexity and changing geopolitical landscape of today’s world. 

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