【心安是歸處. A Contemporary Art Exhibition - One belongs where one is content】

日期
30/04/2016 - 11:00 - 13/05/2016 - 19:00
地址
1a space
香港九龍土瓜灣馬頭角道63號牛棚藝術村14號

李嘉誠:「心安是歸處。」
桂民海:「心安是歸處。」

同一番說話,兩個語境,給予香港人完全不同的感覺。前者瀟灑地為他的資產找到歸處,心安理得;後者則經由神秘途徑由泰國潛到國內,觸動港人一國兩制神經,然後他更煞有介事地拍攝影片道出他潛到國內為的也是心安理得,叫人不要炒作添亂,可惜事與願違,影片更多地教人不安。

其實從來 「心安」與「歸處」就是小市民們的終極命題,而當下「心安是歸處。」的重複出現,卻有如影印本的影印本,逾加劣拙,讓看倌難堪。 口說心安,卻製造了更多不安,「不安地裝作心安」可會是小市民對恐懼的終極妥協?香港人的歸處若不是香港,哪會是什麼地方?

在《心安是歸處》展覽裏,藝術家程展緯和楊秀卓,會就此展開他們藝術上的探索。程展緯將重新審視過去的他在心安時期的作品,還為大家在此不安時期加以重造,展示心安的可能性。楊秀卓是一位甚有熱誠的教師,他這次會為控訴學校已經這個被國教弄得十分不安,亦令學校難以成為啓蒙下一代的歸處。

新消息!因反應非常熱烈,《心安是歸處》展覽將會延長至5月13日,還沒來看展覽的朋友們要記得來啊!
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Li Ka Shing, "One belongs where one is content."
Gui Min Hai, "One belongs where one is content."

Same wording, different contexts: leaving Hong Kongers perplexed in wildly contrasting ways. Li almost nonchalantly found a haven for his assets, thereby regaining his peace of mind. Gui, on the other hand, somehow achieved the improbable feat of secretly entering Mainland China via Thailand, adding fuel to the widely felt anxiety in Hong Kong regarding the intactness of ‘One Country, Two Systems’. While in China he recorded a video explaining that his covert trip was his way to find peace of mind, and urging the people of Hong Kong not to speculate and worsen the situation. Unfortunately, his effort was counterproductive and only presented yet another reason for Hong Kongers to feel even more alarmed.

‘To feel content’ and ‘to find a place where one belongs’: these have always been the ultimate concerns of ordinary citizens. The phrase ‘one belongs where one is content’ seems more and more clumsy and pathetic each time it reappears. It has become a copy of a copy, and in the process further distresses the audience.

One can’t help but notice the irony that whenever someone emphasises their contentment, it only creates more agitation and alarm. To disguise one’s unease with the facade of contentment: would this be the ordinary citizen’s ultimate compromise with fear? If the Hong Konger doesn’t belong to Hong Kong, where can they belong?

In this exhibition, artists Luke Ching and Ricky Yeung take the notions of contentment and belonging as the starting point of their explorations. Luke revisits and remakes his older works from his era of contentment, trying to demonstrate the possibility of attaining peace of mind at this time. Having been an impassioned teacher for decades, Ricky created a new work in which he denounces the school as an institution - one that has been half wrecked by National Education and its mutative forms and that is no longer a place of enlightenment where the young belongs.

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