Asia Society Members' Guided Tour: (In)tangible Reminiscence ExhibitionVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Start of Tour (English)11:00am
Textile and clothing mediate between past and present, transmitting sunken memories through texture. Revisiting personal and collective memories of Hong Kong’s textile and fashion industry, three Asian artists recall the obsolete process of modernization of the industry by stimulating sensuous and emotional appreciation of fabric of memories through their new works at the (In)tangible Reminiscence exhibition organized by the Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile (CHAT).
Led by Annette Lo, Assistant Curator of CHAT, visitors can walk around exhibits to understand artists’ different methods of representation threaded under the curatorial concept.
Jung Yeondoo’s new video work is based on the story narrated by an elderly Chinese woman who migrated from Shanghai to Hong Kong in the 1950s and worked in the textile industry for many decades. While Iwasaki Takahiro represents the dramatic transformation of Hong Kong’s landscape with sculpture made of cotton, Sarah Lai’s spatial installation portrays the memory of retail experience in Hong Kong’s 1990s.
Migrants, industrialization and shopping experience — depicting the events of textile and fashion industry, (In)tangible Reminiscence presents a broad spectrum of subject matters and forms that collective textile memories can evoke.
Meeting Point: The Annex, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Rd C, Central, Hong Kong