• THE PERMEABILITY OF
    CERTAIN MATTERS
    Exhibition and programs: *Christodoulos Panayiotou

    Spring welcomes Christodoulos Panayiotou for a two-month residency in Hong Kong from March to May, 2014. He will embark on a project in Guangdong province, researching artificial flower factories. A workshop by fellow artist Philip Wiegard will engage children in creating handmade wallpaper in a series of patterns developed by the artist from a historic artisanal technique that requires the small fingers of children. The resulting collaboration between the artists will be exhibited at Spring accompanied by activities and events.

    The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from May 3 to July 13 , 2014. Click here for exhibition and programs details.

  • Residency
    *Christodoulos Panayiotou

    Spring Workshop is delighted to host artist Christodoulos Panayiotou for a two-month residency program from March 25 to May 17, 2014. During his residency, Panayiotou will embark on a project in China’s Guangdong province, researching what has become home to the world’s largest concentration of artificial flower factories. Christodoulos has invited fellow-artist and occasional collaborator Philip Wiegard to run workshop for children to create handmade wallpaper in a series of patterns developed by the artist from a historic artisanal technique that requires the small fingers of children.

    The research and workshop programmes culminate in an exhibition hosted at Spring from May 15 – July 13, and will feature Panayiotou’s new works against the confrontational backdrop of Weigard’s wallpaper.

  • PHILIP
    WIEGARD
    Residency
    *Philip Wiegard

    Spring Workshop is delighted to host artist Christodoulos Panayiotou for a two-month residency program from March 25 to May 17, 2014. During his residency, Panayiotou will embark on a project in China’s Guangdong province, researching what has become home to the world’s largest concentration of artificial flower factories. Christodoulos has invited fellow-artist and occasional collaborator Philip Wiegard to run workshop for children to create handmade wallpaper in a series of patterns developed by the artist from a historic artisanal technique that requires the small fingers of children.

    The research and workshop programmes culminate in an exhibition hosted at Spring from May 15 – July 13, and will feature Panayiotou’s new works against the confrontational backdrop of Weigard’s wallpaper.

  • Moderation(s):
    *The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else

    Spring will co-host the final act of our Moderation(s) project: The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else, a large exhibition at the Witte de Witte Center for Contemporary Art curated by Heman Chong and Samuel Saelemakers featuring many Hong Kong artists alongside other contributor’s to the multi-year project such as A Constructed World, Nadim Abbas, Ang Song Ming, Ho Sin Tung,  Kwan Sheung Chi, Lee Kit, Joao Vasco Paiva, MAP Office, Leung Chi Wo and Sara Wong, Magdalen Wong, Adrian Wong and Trevor Yeung. The exhibition will run from May 22 to August 17, 2014.

  • ART BASEL
    WONG
    CHUK HANG 2014
    Art Basel
    Wong Chuk Hang
    Art Night
    Thurs, May 15
    5-11pm

    Get off the beaten track and come to Wong Chuk Hang on Thursday, May 15, 5-11pm.  Start at Spring and then go on to see the many dynamic galleries in the area.  At Spring, we will hand you a neighbourhood map that shows all the other key locations you can continue on to in the surrounding areas.  There will be a shuttle bus leaving from Art Basel at the HKCEC Expo Drive Entrance and coming to WCH. Come enjoy the neighbourhood!

  • RAJESH
    MEHTA
    Open studio
    by Rajesh Mehta

  • ESKYIU
    ESKYIU
    *Industrial Forest

    Comprised of hundreds of incredibly thin metallic bamboo poles, the Industrial Forest acknowledges the origin of Wong Chuk Hang’s heritage by translating the yellow bamboo that used to grow there into a new landscape. Read more about it in Zoe Li’s article Very Real Fake Nature in the Industrial Forest Installation.

    The forest is open to the public and awaits your visit.

  • OPEN
    STUDIO
    NIGHT
    Moderation(s):
    A Fictional Residency
    *Open Studio Night

    Join us on the evening of Saturday, June 29, 2013 for A Fictional Residency’s Open Studio Night featuring a book launch and an abridged performance of Lucia Melts, the first play written by Oscar van den Boogaard, Spring’s June 2013 writer-in-residence, in 2001. Directed by Heman Chong.  Please click here for more info.

    *NOTE: The 7pm performance is now SOLD OUT. If you don’t have a confirmed seat, you are welcome to join us at 8:15 for a casual supper and to pick up your copy of the freshly-published book of short stories.

  • A
    FICTIONAL
    RESIDENCY
    Moderation(s):
    *A Fictional Residency

    For A Fictional Residency in June 2013, which is part of Moderation(s), the ongoing collaboration between Witte de With and Spring, Dutch novelist Oscar van den Boogaard will be writer-in-residence at Spring, working with five Hong Kong-based artists, journalists, and writers. These encounters will inspire a volume of short stories, scripted together with the invited guests.  The residency will culminate in an Open Studio Night at Spring on June 29 when the book will be launched alongside an abridged performance of Van den Boogaard’s 2001 play Lucia Melts.

  • LATITUDES
    OPEN DAY
    Latitudes:
    Incidents of Travel
    *Open Day

    Moderation(s), the joint program of the Witte de With and Spring, begins by welcoming Latitudes, an independent curatorial office formed by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, to a residency in Hong Kong at Spring. Latitudes will investigate the territory from a curatorial perspective, inviting four Hong Kong artists to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and each participant’s artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints. On Saturday, February 2, 2013, please join us for dinner and a discussion about their research.

    Photo: Heman Chong

  • SPRING
    MAP COMPETITION
    Spring Map Competition 2014:
    Map of Wong Chuk Hang

    Spring is located in the colorful, vibrant industrial neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang. Please click here to find out what all the construction is about…and where you can get a bite to eat when you come visit us.

    To guide you in your journey through our neighbourhood, Spring is holding the map drawing competition to find an artist who could capture it on paper. Click here to find out how to enter the competition.

  • MING
    WONG
    Blast into the Sinosphere
    *Ming Wong
    Lecture-performance
    Sat, Feb 15, 6pm

    During his Para Site/Spring residency from December 2013 to February 2014, Ming Wong’s research into Cantonese opera cinema has led him into the realm of science fiction. Please join us on the evening of February 15, 2014, for his lecture-performance at Spring when he will offer glimpses into his fantastic voyage.To find out more about Ming’s project, please click here.

  • ART WALK
    2014
    Art Walk
    Thursday, March 12
    430-1130pm

    Stop by between 430-11:30pm on Wednesday, March 12 for a peek inside Spring Workshop.

    Click here for event and ticketing details.

  • Residency
    *The Modern Academy

    Spring is delighted to begin 2014 by welcoming Daiske Kino-Shita (flute), Saori Nakazawa (violin), Thomas Rosenkranz (pianist) and Sebastian Schottke (sound engineer) to residencies in January 2014. While in Hong Kong for the Modern Academy, these musicians will work as mentors for the 60 young string players, percussionists, conductors and sound engineers.

    Presented by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Hongkong, the inaugural Modern Academy is an intensive week-long course focused on increasing skills of students and young professional musicians in the performance and appreciation of music of the late 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Talk/lunch at
    Asia Art Archive
    *Aslı Çavuşoğlu
    Thurs, Dec 12
    12-1pm

    Join us and artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu (1982, Istanbul) for a 45-minute talk entitled ’The Fragments that Resist the Story’ on Thursday, December 12 at noon at Asia Art Archive’s A Space. Aslı will discuss the art of backward construction in her practice with a focus on chronicling the history of a murder, of art or of a nation. This meeting is part of an ongoing series of conversations held at AAA over a light lunch with artists visiting Hong Kong.  Aslı is presently artist-in-residence at Spring.

  • THE
    SOCIAL
    CONTRACT
    Moderation(s):
    *The Social Contract
    Nov 1-Dec 15, 2013

    What can we discover by not speaking about something?

    The Social Contract, a work by A Constructed World, is the third act in Hong Kong of Moderation(s), the ongoing collaboration between Witte de With and Spring.

  • A CONSTRUCTED WORLD
    Moderation(s):
    *A Constructed World

    As the third and final part of Moderation(s) events in Hong Kong, A Constructed World, the collaborative project of Geoff Lowe and Jacqueline Riva, will be artists-in-residence at Spring in November/December 2013.

  • WE'RE
    TURNING
    1!
    Spring Celebrates Being One-Year-Sprung

    This autumn marks the end of Spring’s first year of life! (Click here for a snapshot of the year’s activities.)

    We are beyond grateful to our steadfast partners, collaborators, guests and friends, and are tremendously excited to share an electric year two with you all.

    In the meantime, a few key tallies from year one:
    60+ artists, collaborators, residents
    35 public and private events held
    150+ HK students involved
    2 floods in the space
    3 baby birds born
    600+ bottles of wine enjoyed
    1 book published
    2,500+ visitors welcomed
    Innumerable new friends made

  • The Moderation(s) Conference:
    *Stories And Situations

    A day-long event at the heart of Moderation(s), this conference held at Witte de With in Rotterdam looks at questions such as: Can language transform and influence our understanding and perception of (works of) art? What happens when people meet, what stories are exchanged or which situations are created? How do ideas travel? How do minor histories and non-heroic gestures transpire over time and across geographies? How are these stories told and how do they weave themselves into an art historicization in the 21st century, if at all?

  • JALAL
    TOUFIC
    Talk/lunch at
    Asia Art Archive
    *Jalal Toufic
    Thurs, Aug 22
    12pm

    Join us and Jalal Toufic – artist, writer and thinker – for a presentation on his text ‘The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster’ this Thursday, August 22 at noon for 45 min at Asia Art Archive’s A Space. This meeting is part of an ongoing series of conversations held at AAA over a light lunch with artists visiting Hong Kong.  Jalal is presently artist-in-residence at Spring.

  • BIBLIOTHEEK
    Witte de With
    Spring
    Moderation(s):
    *Bibliotheek

    Throughout 2013, Witte de With and Spring will have twin libraries called Bibliotheek, one in Rotterdam and one in Hong Kong, containing tomes selected by Moderation(s) participants. Future participants will be invited to suggest books, creating an ever-expanding common library that can easily be replicated by any individual, community or institution. Download the second version of Bibliotheek titles here…and then come to Spring to spend an afternoon amongst the books themselves.

  • QIU
    ZHIJIE
    Qiu Zhijie
    *The Universe of Naming
    May-August 2013

    EXHIBITION NOW CLOSED

    Come see the highly-detailed maps of leading Chinese artist and thinker Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰 . These maps redefine our world in a close examination of its concrete and conceptual territories. During his residency at Spring Workshop in May 2013, Qiu re-imagined the terrain again with spheres of steel, wood and glass set against the expansive backdrop of his large-scale maps, some made in conjunction with artists from his two-day workshop with HK university art students. Click here for more details.

  • ASIA ART ARCHIVE
    Asia Art Archive
    *Sites of Construction

    Join us on the evenings of Sept 25 & 26 for Hometown Boy, Yanguan Town & Dong, three films that are part of AAA’s Sites of Construction symposium. The screenings on Sept 26 will be followed by a discussion with artist, curator and Chief Editor of Chutzpah! Ou Ning and Sigg Senior Curator of M+ Pi Li.

  • Para Site
    *Terrestrial Excursions
    Hong-Kai Wang

    Join us at Spring from 3-4:30pm on Sunday, September 15, for an experience in sound by Hong-Kai Wang in collaboration with Yong-Chih Chang, Steve Hui, Samson Young and Miu-Ling Lam. This event is part of Para Site’s current exhibition The Floating Eternity Project curated by Qinyi Lim which is on view between September 14 and November 10, 2013.

  • REMAPPING INK PAINTING
    NYU & Para Site
    present
    Remapping Ink Painting: A Contemporary Evolution

    Presented by the A/P/A Institute at NYU in collaboration with Para Site. Hosted by Spring Workshop.

    Saturday, July 13, 2013
    Talk 6-8pm (Drinks 5:30pm)
    This public conversation on painting with artists Wucius Wong and Lam Tung-pang, renowned scholar Mayching Kao, and M+ Curator of Contemporary Asian Art Pauline Yao explores the ways in which ink painting has evolved in the Asian diaspora. Moderated by Mark Dean Johnson.
    Click here to RSVP

  • MAP OFFICE
    MAP Office
    Performing the Archipelago

    MAP Office continues to build on their AAA Residency project “Atlas of Asia Art Archive” with a weekend event entitled “Performing the Archive” (October 12/13 at Spring), in which they invite a group of artists to activate the territories through readings, conversation, and performance.  Please click here for more information.

  • CHILDREN'S
    WORKSHOP
    Children’s Art Workshop
    *Mapping Your Body
    Sunday, July 14
    3-5pm

    Bring your children to Spring on Sunday, July 14, for an afternoon spent exploring and art-making in the Qiu Zhijie installation. The workshop will be held from 3 to 5pm. Please contact us for more information.

  • OSCAR VAN
    DEN BOOGAARD
    Moderation(s):
    *Oscar van den Boogaard

    As part of Moderation(s), the year-long collaboration in 2013 between Witte de With and Spring, Dutch novelist Oscar van den Boogaard has been invited as a writer-in-residence at Spring in June, to work with Hong Kong-based artists, journalists, and writers. These encounters will inspire a series of short stories, scripted together with the invited guests.

  • HEMAN
    CHONG
    Moderation(s):
    *Heman Chong

    Singaporean artist, curator and writer, Heman has been invited by Defne Ayas, Director and Curator of the Witte de With (Rotterdam), and Mimi Brown, Founder of Spring Workshop (Hong Kong), to develop and lead the 2013 collaborative project  Moderation(s) as The Moderator.

  • WITTE
    DE WITH
    SPRING
    ...
    Moderation(s)

    Do you believe in productive misunderstandings? How often, if ever, do you feel manipulated? Would you say yes if I asked you to moderate me?

    A key program for Spring Workshop in 2013 and 2014, Moderation(s) brings together an international group of more than 50 artists, curators and writers in a year-long program of contemporary discourse and production between Witte de With in the Netherlands and Spring in Hong Kong. Moderation(s) will engender a conference, three exhibitions, three residencies and a book of short stories.

  • Moderation(s):
    *Christina Li

    Writer and curator Christina Li (HK/NL) takes up the role of a designated Witness to Moderation(s) as it unfolds between Witte de With in Rotterdam and Spring in Hong Kong. On her Tumbler A Witness’ Blog, Li posts regular entries responding to the multi-faceted projects that comprise Moderation(s).

  • NADIM
    ABBAS
    Moderation(s):
    *Nadim Abbas

    At the invitation of Moderator Heman Chong, Nadim Abbas joins the group of five practitioners led by Oscar van den Boogaard for A Fictional Residency at Spring in June 2013. The four-day writing session will culminate in a book of short stories to be launched on June 29, 2013, at Spring.

  • ENOCH
    CHENG
    Moderation(s):
    *Enoch Cheng

    At the invitation of Moderator Heman Chong, Enoch Cheng joins the group of five practitioners led by Oscar van den Boogaard for A Fictional Residency at Spring in June 2013. The four-day writing session will culminate in a book of short stories to be launched on June 29, 2013, at Spring.

  • DORETTA
    LAU
    Moderation(s):
    *Doretta Lau

    At the invitation of Moderator Heman Chong, Doretta Lau joins the group of five practitioners led by Oscar van den Boogaard for A Fictional Residency at Spring in June 2013. The four-day writing session will culminate in a book of short stories to be launched on June 29, 2013, at Spring.

  • MAP
    OFFICE
    Moderation(s):
    *MAP Office

    At the invitation of Moderator Heman Chong, Valerie Portefaix and Laurent Gutierrez of MAP Office join the group of five practitioners led by Oscar van den Boogaard for A Fictional Residency at Spring in June 2013. The four-day writing session will culminate in a book of short stories to be launched on June 29, 2013, at Spring.

  • A
    THING
    AT
    A
    TIME
    Moderation(s):
    A Thing at a Time

    Spread out over two days and four different locations, A Thing at a Time is the first project to take place in Rotterdam as part of the year-long Moderation(s) project unfolding between Spring and Witte de With. Five artists whose work relates to both the depths and the limits of speech as a means to share or convey an experience (Koki Tanaka, Anthony Marcellini), a story (Benjamin Seror, Mette Evardsen) or to speak of nothing at all (Eszter Salamon), come together to stage scenarios of speech and encounter within a constellation of five performances and invite you to listen in.

  • MIACA
    MIACA
    presents
    Inti Guerrero

    Spring welcomes MIACA (Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art Japan) and invites you to a talk by Inti Guerrero entitled
    “TEOR/éTica: Re-imagining an institution through curating: Two case studies on architecture and fascism in the tropics.” Guerrero will talk about the curatorial work behind a series of acclaimed exhibitions he developed as the Associate Artistic Director of TEOR/éTica, a not-for-profit space in Costa Rica.

  • ART BASEL
    WONG
    CHUK HANG 2013
    Art Basel
    Wong Chuk Hang
    Art Night
    Thurs, May 23
    5-11pm

    Get off the beaten track and come to Wong Chuk Hang on Thursday, May 23, 5-11pm.  Start at Spring’s Qiu Zhijie installation and then go on to see the many dynamic galleries in the area.  At Spring, we will hand you a neighbourhood map that shows all the other key locations you can continue on to in the surrounding areas.  There will be a shuttle bus leaving from Art Basel at the HKCEC Expo Drive Entrance and coming to WCH. Come enjoy the neighbourhood!

  • DRAWING COMPETITION
    Spring Drawing Competition: Map of Wong Chuk Hang

    Spring is located in the colorful, vibrant industrial neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang.  To guide you in your journey through our neighbourhood, Spring held a map drawing competition to find an artist who could capture it on paper.  The work of the winner of the competition will be available for download soon.

  • WONG
    CHUK HANG
    Wong Chuk Hang

    Spring is located in the colorful, vibrant industrial neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang. Please click here to find out what all the construction is about…and where you can get a bite to eat when you come visit us.

    Photo: Claudia Whitney

  • RENATA
    SALECL
    Hosts Para Site:
    Renata Salecl
    *Art and Violence in Times of Tyranny of Choice*
    March 23, 3-5pm

    Spring is pleased to host a Para Site lecture by renowned philosopher and sociologist Renata Salecl. The lecture will focus on her ongoing research on the tyranny of choice and the sources of anxiety in contemporary society.

  • HO
    SIN TUNG
    Moderation(s):
    Incidents of Travel
    *Ho Sin Tung

    As part of Moderation(s), the year-long collaboration in 2013 between Witte de With and Spring, Ho Sin Tung and 3 other HK artists have been invited by Latitudes, curators-in-residence at Spring in January, to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and their artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints.

  • YUK KING
    TAN
    Moderation(s):
    Incidents of Travel
    *Yuk King Tan

    As part of Moderation(s), the year-long collaboration in 2013 between Witte de With and Spring, Yuk King Tan and 3 other HK artists have been invited by Latitudes, curators-in-residence at Spring in January, to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and their artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints.

  • SAMSON
    YOUNG
    Moderation(s):
    Incidents of Travel
    *Samson Young

    As part of Moderation(s), the year-long collaboration in 2013 between Witte de With and Spring, Samson Young and 3 other HK artists have been invited by Latitudes, curators-in-residence at Spring in January, to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and their artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints.

  • LATITUDES
    Witte de With
    Spring
    Moderation(s):
    *Latitudes

    Moderation(s), the joint program of the Witte de With and Spring, begins by welcoming Latitudes, an independent curatorial office formed by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, to a residency in Hong Kong at Spring. Latitudes will investigate the territory from a curatorial perspective, inviting four Hong Kong artists to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and each participant’s artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints. On Saturday, February 2, 2013, please join us for dinner and a discussion about their research.

    Photo: Eunice Adorno

  • CLAIRE
    BISHOP
    Claire Bishop

    Para/site and Spring are delighted to invite you on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8pm to a talk by art historian and critic Claire Bishop, entitled “OS XXI: Contemporary Art and the Digital”. Claire is in residence at Spring as part of the Para/Site International Art Residency Programme. The talk will be held in Wong Chuk Hang at Spring.

  • WILLIAM
    LIM
    William Lim

    Tables for Friends, 2012

  • DOUGLAS
    YOUNG
    Douglas Young

    Quantity Has A Quality In Itself, 2012

  • KACEY
    WONG
    Kacey Wong

    Spring Bird (Bill Eater), 2012

    “Spring Bird is a mail box made of recycled wood material featuring a copper ‘stomach’. Please click here for more information.

  • JASON
    NOGOY
    Jason Nogoy

    No Place Home Like, 2012

    150cm x 55cm x 140cm
    Clear lacquered mild steel, leather box cushion, vintage leather suitcase, plywood and birch veneer

    Please click here for more information.

  • MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
    Michael Friedman

    Artist-in-Residence
    October 2012

    Obie-award winning composer and writer Michael Friedman is interested in the politics of popular music and the ways in which music reflects the intersections of different cultures. Friedman writes: “Hong Kong, with its polyglot culture, is a perfect place for me to continue this exploration, tracing song (sea shanties, Cantonese opera, cantopop, children’s songs, etc. at the crossroads of East and West, and at the edge of empire.”

    Please join us on the evening of Saturday, October 27 for a musical soirée with Michael.

  • MELATI
    SURYODARMO
    Melati Suryodarmo, Taiping Tianguo Performance Programme

    Butter Dance

  • ZAN
    YAMASHITA
    Zan Yamashita, Taiping Tianguo Performance Programme

    It’s Just Me, Coughing

  • XAVIER
    LEROY
    Xavier LeRoy, Taiping Tianguo Performance Programme

    Product of Circumstances

  • ART WALK
    2013
    Art Walk
    Thursday, April 18
    5-10pm

    Stop by between 5-10pm on Thursday, April 18 for a peek inside Spring Workshop.

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