Annysa Ng, Live a Death (detail). From the project No Trans-national - Liquid Borders and Empty Promises.
Tomato Grey, a New York-based collective of six Hong Kong artists, will present the exhibition No Trans-national - Liquid Borders and Empty Promises at the ISE Cultural Foundation in SoHo from September 7- October 26. The exhibition is curated by Eleanor Heartney, independent curator and a Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress. The exhibition features work by artists Bing Lee, Annysa Ng, Samson Young, Pak Sheung Chuen and Kaho Yu. In addition, a video program featuring 6 artists titled Hong Kong, Our Home Town, curated by Teresa Kwong, Tomato Grey collective member and Director of the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, will also be part of this exhibition. The work comes from a variety of disciplines and genres such as new media, mural and photography as well as video and conceptual art.
Formed in 2008, Tomato Grey is an artist collective devoted to the promotion of Hong Kong art in New York City; fostering of cultural exchange and mutual appreciation between arts practitioners in Hong Kong and in New York; and raising of awareness of the many facets of Hong Kong's creative activities. The collective aims to heighten the visibility of Hong Kong art in a trans-national context and aims to achieve these goals through regular exhibitions, performances, public lectures and other cultural activities in New York. In 2010, LMCC also supported the group’s first exhibition at the White Box gallery in conjunction with Asian Contemporary Art week.
No Trans-national - Liquid Borders and Empty Promises attempts to investigate the themes of transnationalism and its effects on artists and artistic production, and takes as its curatorial point of departure Hong Kong's ambiguous cultural relationship with Mainland China. Artists featured in this exhibition collectively re-imagine the lines that separate these two regions, seek to re-assess, reconstruct and deconstruct the Hong Kong-China border.
A panel discussion, moderated by Curator Eleanor Heartney will take place on September 8. Panelists will include Jane Debevoise, Chair of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong and New York; Alexandra Chang, Director of Public Programs and Research Manager at A/P/A Institute at NYU; and the participating artists.
ISE Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway, New York, NY10012
Dates & Times:
September 7 – October 26, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6-8PM
Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 8, 3-6PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM-6PM