Created by artist Siu Wai Hang, the photo installation Disappearing Over the Decades turns M+ Rover into a collecting unit, tasked with traversing Hong Kong in search of items that are at risk of disappearing over the next fifty years. Siu prompts participants to reflect on unobserved changes within our daily lives by asking them to select the most important ‘future artefacts’, tangible or intangible, that they predict will disappear in Hong Kong. After a process of discussion and deliberation, the final selected items will be documented and displayed through videos of developing Polaroids, still negative images and written prediction of their cause of disappearance. Reversing color and time in the process, Siu manipulates the images to draw on the irreversibilty of disappearance and the visual representation of loss. Siu explores essential qualities of photography such as temporality, visibility and subjectivity in this work, and draws our attention to things that are disappearing gradually and quietly in our lives.
Photographer Siu Wai Hang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He won the 2013/14 and 2015/16 WYNG Masters Award. His solo exhibitions include The Elusive, Lumenvisum (2015) and Metropolis Chlorophyll, K11 (2010). He has exhibited in a number of group shows, including two WYNG Masters Award Exhibitions – Identity, Hong Kong Central Library (2016), GASP!, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014); Pingyao International Photography Festival 2013; Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012, Hong Kong Museum of Art (2013). His work is in the collections of The Legislative Council of Hong Kong, The Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, and private collectors. He lives and works in Hong Kong and teaches at various art institutes and universities.
Taking Cantonese slang as an inspiration, artist Tang Kwok Hin creates an installation, Look at You (ciu4 ciu4 lei5), on M+ Rover, devising 15 characters from different fields in our daily life. By examining slang emerged from modern communication tools and social media, Tang reflects on how language frames our perspectives and habits. The work displays collaborative efforts resulting from the artist-led workshops in schools, which includes creative audio, visual, and text responses, as well as daily objects and other materials that accumulate through the run of the project.
Tang Kwok Hin is a mixed media artist, independent curator, and writer. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and Bachelor of Arts (major in Fine Arts) in 2006. His art focuses on space, time, and symbols; he explores hidden rules of life and existence in his work. He participated in the 15th WRO Media Art Biennale (2013); Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards (2009); and the Discoveries section of the first Art Basel in Hong Kong with a solo presentation. His work has been exhibited at Ice Palace, United States; Osthaus Museum Hagen, Germany; Singapore Art Museum; Venice Arsenale, Italy; Hong Kong Museum of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan. He received first prize at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial (2009); won the Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Young Artist (2010); and received an Asian Cultural Council grant (2013). His work is in the collections of Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and in private collections around the world.
Kacey Wong studied architecture in Cornell University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Chelsea School of Art and Design and Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Wong curated many art exhibitions exploring issues of space and city: Home (1999), Personal Skyscraper (2000), City Space (2001) and Drift City (2001, 2002 and 2010), etc. Since 2000, he started his Drift City photo series, in which he dressed up as a skyscraper, travelling between cities in search of a utopia, and published the album Drift City 10 Years (2010). His tricycle house project Wandering Homes was selected to represent Hong Kong at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2008. He received the Artist of the Year Award (2010), the Rising Artist Award and Award for Arts Education (2003) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.