“The works…are powerful because these are honest answers to questions that most of us don’t dare ask ourselves.”
—Enid Tsui, South China Morning Post
“Without Trying is a breakout exhibition… This is a deft show and introduces, with humour and gentle commentary, a serious aspect to why the exhibition has been delayed: her anxiety attacks and hesitation to work on her art.”
—John Batten, South China Morning Post
Wong Wai Yin‘s exhibition Without Trying is open now.
As a complement to the show, Wong has written a book of personal reflections The ten seconds that determine whether A gets made into a work which is currently at the printer. It will be ready by September 24 (Sat) when we will have a guided tour to coincide with South Island Cultural District Art Day, so come back to get your free copy of Wong’s book and to see all of the neighborhood’s art spaces in festive mode (read: wine and snacks). We are particularly looking forward that day to the Blindspot Gallery opening of Trevor Yeung, an artist we have worked closely with at Spring. Next month, we will host two gatherings centered on motherhood as we continue to weave using the threads from Wong’s works.
At our partner organization Asia Art Archive, you’ll be able to see Wong Wai Yin’s new work Talking Archive next month as part of their 15 Invitations for 15 Years program. Wong has invited Percy Mak, a psychic medium and animal communicator, to speak to various sites within AAA and its collection in order to uncover their “true opinions”. The findings will be presented in the AAA library in the form of a video and site-specific installation open from October 10 (Mon) to November 26 (Sat).
A very cool initiative you should know about from the Hong Kong Arts Centre is an art bus called Hong Kong Art-in-Motion that gives free rides to anyone who wants to hit different art spaces during weekends. The September art bus will go from Wanchai to Fortress Hill, Choi Hung, West Kowloon and Wong Chuk Hang. There will be a docent on board and in each art space, so you don’t have to know anything. Just hop on the hourly bus and a full afternoon of culture will unfold before you.
Don’t forget that Spring is open during public holidays, so come by on this long weekend to see Without Trying if you haven’t.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋節快樂!