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Dec 30 2019

[SPONSORED] Jockey Club New Arts Power: Borrowed Scenery and Flâneur

by ArtAsiaPacific

The dancers of Flâneur lead the audience to take a closer look at the urban landscape of Tsim Sha Tsui. All images courtesy Jockey Club New Arts Power.

The third edition of Jockey Club New Arts Power (JCNAPpresents the multimedia exhibition Borrowed Scenery” and extended performance Flâneur co-curated by André Chan and Jing Chin-yin Chong. 

Organized from now to January 12, 2020, at Unit 12 of Hong Kong’s Cattle Deport Artist Village, the multimedia exhibition “Borrowed Scenery” explores urban development issues in the 21st century. “Borrowed Scenery” takes its title from a common feature in Chinese garden design, and starts from the imagination generated by urban space. Through creative projects, the exhibition reflects the will of city architects against the backdrop of the urban development in Hong Kong over the past two decades. 

The featured artists include: C&G, Ko Sin Tung, Kong Chun Hei, Vvzela Kook, Sarah Lai, Lai Lon Hin, and Ocean Leung. Through installation art, video, photos, and other media, the participants convey their observations and feelings about the city, and invite dialogue on the questions of urban development in the 21st century.

As part of the exhibition, André Chan and Jing Chin-yin Chong collaborated with choreographer Sarah Xiao to create the 30-minute outdoor performance Flâneur, specifically conceived for the busy downtown Tsim Sha Tsui area. The performance site was chosen based on in-depth research by the curators. The name of “Tsim Sha Tsui” was recorded in classic literature as early as in the Ming Dynasty. Subsequently, along with land reclamation in the 19th and 20th centuries, Tsim Sha Tsui was gradually developed into a commercial hotspot, drawing in abundant tourists. Locals, however, often feel both familiar and unfamiliar with this area.

Performances will be held on January 5, 11, and 12, 2020. Dancers will lead the audience to stroll around different spots in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, where the audience can take a closer look at the urban landscape of Tsim Sha Tsui, ponder on the reasons behind the area’s development, and discover their unique rhythm in the performance.

Installation view of C&G’s Our Next Generation and Us, 2018, single-channel video with sound: 13 min 47 sec, at “Borrowed Scenery,” Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, 2019.
Installation view of C&G’s Our Next Generation and Us, 2018, single-channel video with sound: 13 min 47 sec, at “Borrowed Scenery,” Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, 2019.
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“Borrowed Scenery”

Exhibition date: now to January 12, 2020

Venue: Unit 12 of the Cattle Deport Artist Village

Address: Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Opening hours: 12:00–19:00

Free admission, no registration is required.

Flâneur

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui harbor (near Hong Kong Museum of Art)

Date and Time: 

January 5 and 12, 2020: 17:30

January 11, 2020: 14:00

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