Play. Boredom. Worship | 玩樂。 無聊。 崇拜。



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  • When: Sat 19 Oct 2019 - Tue 24 Nov 2020 21:00
  • Where: Eaton HK  
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德籍韓裔哲學家韓炳哲藉著一個事例,延伸了來自意大利哲學家阿甘本所提出的「瀆神」(profanation)概念:在希臘受緊縮政策影響後,一些小孩在一間荒廢的大屋裡發現了一團鈔票,但他們不但沒有把現金據為己有,還把那些鈔票作為耍樂的玩具,將之撕碎,去除鈔票本來的意義。「瀆神」本義解作將神聖(屬於神)的物質,轉化為世俗的用途,同時亦解亂用和惡意使用;韓炳哲用以上事例說明了當世界化成頹垣敗瓦的將來,金錢將失去意義,成為我們用以撕掉的娛樂,就如小孩們的「瀆神」行為。

藝術上,「瀆神」可以比擬為藝術家創作的手段,諸如挪用和概念轉換,均給予已有事物新的意義。是次展覽由姚少龍和陳凌欣聯合策展,展覽《Play. Boredom. Worship.》將展示香港六位新晉藝術家的作品。藝術家們通過和策展人之間的討論和辯證,他們的作品將以不同的態度和角度去演繹展覽的主題。

South Korean-born German philosopher Byung-Chul Han once quoted an example to explain the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s concept of ‘profanation’: During the recession period in Greece, a group of children discovered a large amount of banknotes in a ruined house. Instead of using them as what money is supposed to, they playing with them and tearing them to shreds. Profanation is an act of taking sacred things from gods and turning it into mortal usage. By quoting this example, Han portraits a post-apocalypse world where money has lost its meaning, and we are shredding paper for fun, like the ‘profanation’ act of the children.

Perhaps in arts, ‘profanation’ could be described as the way of how artists create through appropriation and conceptualisation. Both ways are giving new meaning towards pre-existed objects and subjects. Curated by Alex Yiu and Suze Chan, ‘Play. Boredom. Worship.’ will present new artworks from six emerging artists from Hong Kong. Through dialogue and discussion with the curators, the artists interpret the idea with different perspectives and angles with their artworks.

Opening reception 開幕:19/10
Exhibition period 展覽:19/10 - 24/11

Production Support 製作支援:
Herman Lau 劉志鏗,Phoenix Tse 謝傲俊

Participating artists 參展藝術家:

Chan Moon 陳滿
https://chan-moon.org/

Vunkwan Tam 譚煥坤
http://www.vunkwan.com/

Harry Chan 陳嘉浚
https://halstudio.info/

Suze Chan 陳凌欣
www.suzechan.com

Mia Chu 朱文雅
https://aim121mia.wixsite.com/herhome

Wong Tsz Yin 黃紫嫣
https://www.instagram.com/du_bist_eine_kleine_maus/

Co-curated by Alex Yiu & Suze Chan
由姚少龍和陳凌欣聯合策展


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