Spring welcomes Christodoulos Panayiotou and Philip Wiegard for a two-month residency in Hong Kong from March to May, 2014. During his two-month residency, Christodoulos Panayiotou embarked on a project in China’s Guangdong province, researching what has become home to the world’s largest concentration of artificial flower factories.
Accepting Panayiotou’s invitation to collaborate, artist Philip Wiegard took up a residency at Spring, directing production of a handcrafted wallpaper titled “Festoons” inspired by a German design from the 1770s. This pattern uses an artisanal technique that benefits from the dexterity of children’s small fingers. The wallpaper was produced during an eleven-day workshop attended by 32 children recruited from across Hong Kong.
The research and workshop programmes have culminated in an exhibition ”The Permeability of Certain Matters” that will be open from May 3 to July 13, and which will feature Panayiotou’s new photography works in confrontation with Wiegard’s wallpaper. Topics such as artisanship and mass production, pre-industrial and globalized production, representation, economy and the history of child labor are central to the exhibition.
The exhibition is open to the public free of charge from May 3 to July 13 , 2014. Click here for exhibition and programs details.