This is a project I co-curated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Handover in Hong Kong.
Following its first edition in 2007, Talkover/Handover 2.0 continues to generate critical dialogues and creative works so as to review the changes in Hong Kong’s social and cultural landscape since 1997. Calling and polling for discussion topics in early March online have generated myriad topics among which a top 5 have been nominated by the public: ‘Localism,’ Sustainable Development of Independent Artists-run Space, Art Labour, Art in Politically Sensitive Times, and Censorship. Further to the polling, the open call for proposals resonating with the selected topics has come up with 5 working projects. In May and June, participating artists of Talkover/Handover 2.0 have conducted a series of public discussion in May and June so as to foster public dialogue and participations. The exhibition in 1a Space is an accumulation of the working group as well as participating artists’ research. The creative input will inform further research on Hong Kong art development in the post-Handover times and invite more dialogues on where we are standing and how we can make a difference.
On the 10th anniversary of the Handover, Talkover/Handover – Dialogues on Hong Kong Art 10 years after 1997 took place as a research and creative initiative co-presented by Asia Art Archive and 1a space. Part of the research led to an exhibition of the same title in July 2007, where artists exhibited their individual or collaborative works as a result of their dialogues on post-97 Hong Kong art.
Project website: https://sites.google.com/view/talkoverhandover/
(this project was supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council)