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Every Pandiculate

Through shared meals and unending conversation, “Every Pandiculate” opens opportunities for human relationships by blurring and transforming concepts of association, strangeness, friendship, identities, cohesion, and communication, etc., to look for gaps of a gaze at different levels of life about possibilities of refining art. In this project, participants gathered at the artist’s home at the beginning and then moved to gather at participants’ homes or studios. Among gatherings, the process involved filming day and night for some participants whose homes were willing to be visited and filmed with shared dinners. New participants continue to take part. Do we memorize why we can have a toast to drink together? While civilized life is no longer clearly defined, how many borders of that scenery leave to distinguish you and me?

I still remember my previous curatorial project dealing with black and white. I replaced the lights in the exhibition with white. Unintentionally, the yellow lights in the adjacent exhibition became too yellow. While confronting white cubes, their walls to me always seem too white. The universe constructed in the white cubes has parted from life more and more. The situations maybe even worse that patterns and transformation of contemporary art and postmodernism have reached their bottlenecks. That can be an end to certain romance and drama. Though, I continuously observe and experiment, in order to search for different meanings of art. In recent years, I think I can give up art. While I have given up, it has thoroughly gone. We are separated, and gradually, it returns in another way. I am amazed. A new mind is slowly and concretely establishing that the words life and art are no longer able to illustrate.  

 

However, certain situations remain. A shade in my heart has told me. There is no idea why I should keep doing art. I didn’t go to places crowded with people in the past; now I deliberately go to places packed with people. Luckily there is still someone; luckily there is no one. 

 

Too much creation. Too less life. There are always people questioning about reasons for dining with strangers. In my view, I regard that you are either thinking too much or thinking too little. To chat and eat, is there a need to have extra reasons? 

 

While entering someone’s life and living space, certain situations remain. However, there is another voice that has told me. Between entering and leaving, unwittingly, in the interim transferring will experience weight and lightness from every kind of life. 

 

 

Brief Introduction of Artist

 

Tang Kwok Hin is a mixed-media artist in Hong Kong. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His work originates in his inquiries into his own background as an indigenous inhabitant, for which he explored the meaning of existence and the intimate aesthetics that are closely related to his own life journey and experiences. These ideas are realized in his works, in which he blurs the boundary between art and life. By integrating art and the contradictions of human life, he attempts to reveal essences, the tensions of binary systems, and the rhythms in perception, often demonstrating long gazes of fleeting moments. He usually appropriates and reconstructs the texts of the everyday, while including individuals speaking about stories hidden in everyday life, such as those that touch upon upbringing, heritage, freedom, capitalism, consumerism, nature, politics, and norms. He was awarded the first prize at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial in 2009 and was also a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council in 2013.

 

Tang Kwok Hin (b.1983,Hong Kong)

 

CV

2019~ Founder of 「一九八三 1983」

 

Educational Background
2006-08 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2003-06 Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in Fine Arts

 

Award/ Grant
2014 Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014\ Sovereign Art Foundation
2014 Finalist, Screengrab6, International Media Arts Award\ School of Creative Arts, James Cook University, Australia
2013 Asian Cultural Council Grant\ Asian Cultural Council, New York, and Hong Kong
2013 Finalist, Human Rights Art Prize\ Presented by Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre
2012 Finalist, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award 2012\ Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art
2011 Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011\ Sovereign Art Foundation
2011 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010, Young Artist Award of Visual Arts\ Hong Kong Arts Development Council
2011 Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme V\ Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Art Promotion Office
2010 Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010\ Sovereign Art Foundation
2010 Perspective 40 under 40 Awards 2010\ Perspective Magazine
2009 First-prize winner at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award 2009\ Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art
2005 Finalist, Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition 2005\ Philippe Charriol Foundation

 

Solo Exhibition\ Dual Exhibition 
2018
Our Everyday - Our Borders\ Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Curtains of Eyes\ Surplus Space, Wuhan, China
2016
Offhand-over\ Things that can happen, Hong Kong
Child\ 100ft. Park, Hong Kong
Look at You\ M+ Rover by West Kowloon Cultural District, participating secondary schools and different communities in Hong Kong
2015
Needs\ Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong
Peace Hotel\ Art Taipei 2015, Taiwan
Here the Ships\ Stanley Municipal Services Building, Hong Kong
Chum\ am space, Hong Kong
2014
Washing the Showy\ ISCP Open Studio, Brooklyn, New York, the United States
Dance before departure\ Panpiscco, Escolta, Manila, Philippines
2013
With the Passage of Time\ Hermès, Hong Kong International Airport's Immigration zone
Then begin with an airline ticket\ am space, Hong Kong
One day perhaps there’s the discovery of that unbeauty\ Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
The Weak are Meat\ Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention, and Exhibition Center
2012
I call you Nancy\ Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong; ArtHK 12’s program, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
2010
To Make Distance before Recalling\ Wrong place, JCCAC, Hong Kong
Containers as Evidence of Presence\ Amelia Johnson Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong
2008
Natu-re-adymade\ MFA Graduation Exhibition, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Group Exhibition
2020
Hong Kong in Poor Image\ Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, The United States
2019
Hong Kong Experience • Hong Kong Experiment\ Hong Kong Museum of Art
Only Connect Spinoff Volume #1Prayers\ Komyoki-Kaikan, Onomichi Hiroshima, Japan
Theatre of New Gods\ Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong
Hey! Big South! \ Form Society and Tai Nan Street, Hong Kong
21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, Imagined Communities\ Sesc 24 DE MAIO, São Paulo, Brazil
Café do Brasil\ Para Site, Hong Kong
Matter\ SA+, H Queen’s, Hong Kong
Beyond Freedom, and a Poon Choi Dinner\ Para Site, Hong Kong
M+ Human Library | A Walk with Creatives at Art Basel Hong Kong\ Hong Kong Convention Exhibition Centre
Only Connect Osaka\ Creative Center Osaka, Japan

Shek-O Sublime\ Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong

2018
‘The’ Survey Exhibition\ Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
The D-Tale: Video Art from the Pearl River Delta; Episode I: Urban Explosion\ Times Art Center Berlin, Germany
KOTODAMA\ Para Site, Hong Kong
Transition(s) I-III: Translating New Territories\ Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
Doubting Thomas\ Duddell’s London, St. Thomas Church, London, United Kingdom
Image Bite\ eight restaurants in North Point, Hong Kong
The sun teaches us that history is not everything\ Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
Hi! Hill\ Chuen Lung Village and Former Chuen Lung Koon Man School, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
#You #Me #OurSELFIES\ Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
2017
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture\ Nantou Old Town, Shenzhen, China
2017 Art Sanya: Shared Vision\ Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China
Against the Light: Sampling in Two Cities\ You Space, FY Foundation, Shenzhen, China
The Preservationists \ Duddell’s, Hong Kong
Para Site’s Anniversary Auction Preview Exhibition\ H Queen’s, Hong Kong
The Seeds\ Asphalt, Hong Kong
Exist in Name Only; Re-create Hong Kong History by Literature and Visual Arts\ 1a Space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

Translation(s); Bodies in Transit\ Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK

Beyond Freedom, r:ead#5’s Documentation and Response Exhibition\ Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
From Ocean to Horizon\ Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
ensemble\ VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
No Neverland\ Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
“la Biennale di Venezia: 15th International Architecture Exhibition” Hong Kong Response Exhibition\ Oil Street Art Space, HK
Art Basel Hong Kong 2017\ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
One World Exposition 2.1: #like4like\ chi K11 art space, Hong Kong
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs\ Para Site, Hong Kong
Arrival City\ The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary art, Chongqing, China
China ReMixed\ Indiana University, Indiana
Carnival\ Kong Art Space, Hong Kong
Before the Rain\ 4A Centre for Contemporary Art Asian Art, Australia
Times Heterotopia Trilogy III: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away\ Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
2016
From Longing to Belonging\ CMC Gallery, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
Para Site’s 20th Anniversary Auction Preview Exhibition\ K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Cosco Tower, Hong Kong
No Cause for Alarm\ La MaMa Galleria, New York, the United States
□\ Asia Art Center, Taipei II, Taiwan
la Biennale di Venezia: 15th International Architecture Exhibition\ Hong Kong Pavilion, Arsenale, Venice
Art Basel Hong Kong 2016\ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Next Destination: Hong Kong\ Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery
Unlimited Space: The Re-imagination of Everyday Life\ Star projects, Hong Kong
2015
Para Site Annual Fundraising Auction 2015\ Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery
In the Name of Art\ Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Imagine there's no country, Above us only our cities\ Para Site, Hong Kong
China 8, Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr\ Germany, eight cities along the Rhine and Ruhr, nine museums
The Past is Continuing\ Hong Kong Heritage Museum
In Search of the Peachland\ C&G Apartment, Hong Kong
Sovereign Asian Art Prize\ Soho 189, Hong Kong
YY9 10th Anniversary Exhibition\ YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
Art Kaohsiung\ the Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
ART MO International Art Fair\ the Venetian Macao Cotai Expo Exhibition Hall B, Macau
Para Site Annual Fundraising Auction 2014\ Para Site, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Bestiary\ Platform China, Hong Kong
Screengrab6, International Media Arts Award\ Pinnacles Gallery and the School of Creative Arts eMerge Gallery, Australia
Appropriating the Classics\ am space, Hong Kong
Market Force-Erasure: From Conceptualism To Abstraction\ Osage Gallery, Hong Kong & City University of Hong Kong
Art Basel Hong Kong 2014\ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
APT Institute at Latitude 22N\ Latitude 22N, Chai Wan Mei, Hong Kong
Scarlet Bauhinia in Full Bloom\ AJC, Hong Kong
Remaster vs. Appropriating the Classics\ VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
IS IT (Y)OURS?\ Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland
Art14 London\ Olympia Grand Hall, London, United Kingdom
Community Art Experimental: Chow Kai Chin “Two”\ Streets over Kowloon City, Hong Kong
2013
Simulacra Affinity\ Double Cone, Busan Cinema Center, South Korea
"Under the Bed" Screening\ C&G Apartment, Hong Kong
Art Taipei 2013\ Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
Para Site Annual Fundraising Auction 2013\ Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery
Human Right Arts Prize 2013\ Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
Artists’ Headphones Charity Sale Preview Exhibition\ i-dArt, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012\ Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hi the 60s, Fine Art Asia 2013\ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
10 Years After\ Sin Sin Fine Arts, Hong Kong
A Thing or Two about the Bed\ Fost Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Embark! Beyond the Horizon\ Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong
Community Arts Biennale 2013\ Pok Fu Lam Village, Tuen Mun Park, Lok Fu Plaza, and The Central Oasis Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Macao\ the Venetian Macao Cotai Expo Exhibition Hall A, Macau
15th WRO Media Art Biennale, Pioneering Values\ art spaces over Wroclaw, Poland
Disturbances\ Gallery EXIT at SOUTHSIDE, Hong Kong
Community Art Experimental: Chow Kai Chin “One”\ Streets over Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Mmmmm... Exhibition\ Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2012
Do Androids Dream of electric sheep? The Paradox of Choice in a Time of Anxiety\ Para Site, Hong Kong
Mmmmm... Exhibition\ Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Detour 2012\ Former Wan Chai Police Station, Hong Kong
25th Festival Les Instants Vidéo\ Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, Egypt
Dezipcoding\ Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Singapore
Art Taipei 2012\ Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
Moving Up 2012, Para/Site Annual Fundraising Auction\ Para/Site and The Lane Crawford Canteen, Hong Kong
Cityzening\ The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Philippines
Superb Meaningless Invention Exhibition\ Hong Kong Cultural Center Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong
Lines\ Signature Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
Collecting Asia Art Archive IMAGES\ Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Habit Forming\ Artinformal, Philippines
Yau Ma Tei Self-Rescue Project & Demonstrative Exhibition\ Wooferten, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Diary, Young video art from Hong Kong\ 25Bilder/Sekunde, Berlin, Germany
Gelassenheit: Letting It Be\ 2P Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Trinity Exhibition\ Fang Suo, Guangzhou, China
Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011\ Pearl Lam gallery, Shanghai, China; The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong; The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Small Talk: Conversations of Cities\ Tin-aw Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines