A Beast, a God and a Line, Para Site, Hongkong, Mar 17 - May 20, 2018
March 16, 2018
7:00 – 9:00pm
22/F, 6/F Wing Wah Industrial Building
Nabil Ahmed, Anida Yoeu Ali, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Au Hoi Lam, Pablo Bartholomew, Daniel Boyd, Sarat Mala Chakma, Rashid Chowdhury, Christy Chow, Cian Dayrit, Ines Doujak, Gauri Gill, Simryn Gill, Sheela Gowda, Garima Gupta, Taloi Havini, Su Yu Hsien, Dilara Begum Jolly, Jrai Dew Collective (curated by Art Labor), Jaffa Lam, Jiun-Yang Li, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Idas Losin, Lavanya Mani, Moelyono, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Sarah Naqvi, Nguyen, Trinh Thi, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Nontawat Numbenchapol, Jimmy Ong, Etan Pavavalung, Paul Pfeiffer, Thao-Nguyen Phan, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Joydeb Roaja, Norberto Roldan, Zamthingla Ruivah, Ampannee Satoh, Chai Siris, Praneet Soi, Simon Soon (with RJ Camacho and Celestine Fadul), Truong Công Tùng, Raja Umbu, Chiara Vigo, Munem Wasif, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ming Wong, Lantian Xie, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, Trevor Yeung, Tuguldur Yondonjamts
Para Site is delighted to present A beast, a god, and a line. This expansive travelling exhibition is co-produced with the Samdani Art Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and is woven through the connections and circulations of ideas across a region. This geography - arbitrary as any mapping, not least as it appears in contemporary art exhibitions - is commonly called the Asia-Pacific, but it could also be epitomised by several other definitions, which the exhibition explores and untangles. Overlapping and sometimes conflicting or barely discernible beneath the strident layers of contemporaneity, and the modern waves of destruction, these worlds are still the pillars of a region that is going through a process of replacing its colonial cartographic coordinates, a process this exhibition proudly serves. It does so by putting forward political, art historical, and aesthetic interrogations, all of them reflected in the subject matters of the exhibition, as well as in the aesthetic languages it gathers, and in the art historical narratives around the featured artists, who all belong to vastly different generations and backgrounds.