Timable Event

"Tongueless" Joint Exhibition

time 3 Sep - 2 Oct 2020 (except Sat) 9am (10hr)

time 5 Sep - 3 Oct 2020 (every Sat) 9:30am (8hr 30min)

location Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio 》14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai

(free event)

Curator: KY Wong
Artists: Oscar Chan Yik Long, Chloe Cheuk, Ho Sin Tung, Andy Li, Stanley Shum, Sean Wong

Exhibition opening with an artist talk on 3.9.2020 at 7:00pm in the presence of the curator KY Wong and artists Andy Li, Stanley Shum, Sean Wong and Ho Sin Tung.

The opening and artist talk will be live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook and Instagram pages.

“…Best Grief is Tongueless—before He’ll tell—
Burn Him in the Public Square—
His Ashes—will
Possibly—if they refuse—How then know—
Since a Rack couldn’t coax a syllable—now.”

How can we testimony the ordeal of one’s state of mind? One way perhaps is for the bystander to empathise with their capacity to implore the presence of the amorphous subjects. The poem “Grief is a mouse” by American poet Emily Dickinson explored a range of metaphors to delineate a general impression of a certain sense of feeling, yet the rhetoric is valid only when the recipients share the same cognition of the implications.

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is presenting a series of programmes on the topic of “Civil Society, Arts and Mental Balance” in this September and October. To kick off the programme series, the exhibition “Tongueless” will open with an artist talk on September 3, 2020 (Thu) at 7:00pm at the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio of the Institut.

The artworks by six Hong Kong artists take a multitude of forms, exude a kind of rawness and authenticity which heightened the individuality of each person’s journey. The exhibition serves to be the vehicle for self-expression that allows someone else a tiny glimpse into another world. The artworks demand engagement and draw attention to often otherwise silenced issues, experiences or perspectives. Through the exhibition, the audience is invited to experience elements of mental issues for themselves.

Guided Tours
4.9.2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
with curator KY Wong and artist Sean Wong
Due to the government social distancing measures, limited number of visitors will be admitted at a time. For groups of three or more visitors please make a reservation for the guided tour by writing to: [email protected]
The tour will be live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook and Instagram pages. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform our staff at the venue. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.

19.9.2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
with curator KY Wong and artist Ho Sin Tung
Due to the government social distancing measures, limited number of visitors will be admitted at a time. For groups of three or more visitors please make a reservation for the guided tour by writing to: [email protected]
The tour will be live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook and Instagram pages. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform our staff at the venue. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.
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