Professor Chan Yuk Keung, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
English and Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation
Tsang Kin-Wah’s oeuvre can be characterised as a search for the meaning of life, with a full understanding of its potential futility. The conceptual underpinning of his solo presentation at the 56th Venice Biennale, The Infinite Nothing, is a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche’s notorious pronouncement of the death of God in The Gay Science (1882). In this exhibition, Tsang brings together a host of philosophical concepts expressed through metaphor and allegory, along with religious symbolism and popular cultural references in four video works titled 0, I,Iand 0.
In the first talk in the series, exhibition curators Doryun Chong and Stella Fong, and artist Tsang Kin-Wah will share their experience of mounting Hong Kong’s participation in Venice from concept to realisation. They will be joined by Professor Chan Yuk Keung, a past participating artist in the Venice Biennale, who will expand the discussion on Tsang Kin-Wah’s artistic practice and representing Hong Kong in Venice.
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