Artist Talk: Digital Worlds, Impossible Homes

In this artist conversation, Sheung Yiu will be sharing some of his research and thoughts on the limits of technology and the way placeless-ness can be a condition of home. 

WMA Commission 2023/24 “Home”—Sheung Yiu: everything is a projection

WMA is pleased to present “everything is a projection”, a newly commissioned project by Finland-based Hong Kong artist Sheung YIU. In his debut solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Yiu reflects on the ever-elusive meaning of “home” amidst the current waves of migration and digital advancement. Through an exploration of various cutting-edge visual technologies, he also responds to the bi-annual theme of WMA 2023/2024.

Dialogue: Irregular Cohabitation

This artist talk invites Professor Pang Laikwan and 7 artists from ‘Irregular Plurals’ to engage in a conversation. The works from these artists collectively showcase the plurality of species, the diverse perspectives on observing the city, and the multi-layered nature of communication. How do these intersected connections inspire us to learn the lesson of cohabitation?

Irregular Plurals: Commune

The final opus of the ‘Irregular Plural’ series bears the title ‘Commune’. WMA has commissioned artists Yim Sui Fong and Lo Wan Ki to create multimedia installations The Third Person and Internal Sonata to the artists’ interpretation of communal dwelling. In a community characterised by diverse values and rhythms, how might we pursue and foster a site of cohabitation, with equity and autonomy?

Irregular Plurals: Dwelling

The ‘Irregular Plurals’ exhibition series progresses from ‘Habitat’ to ‘Dwelling’, as we shift our focus from the residing creatures, to the spaces they call home. Through various modes of perception and exploring the intricacies of everyday life, we delve deep into the details and stories that bind humanity to their places of residence.

Irregular Plurals: Habitat

To expand upon the narrative of ‘cohabitation’ coined by Hannah Arendt, we must first contemplate: who exactly are we referring to as a ‘collective’? The inaugural exhibition of the ‘Irregular Plurals’ series, ‘Habitat’, seeks to emancipate viewers from the conventional anthropocentric perspective by Lo Lai Lai Natalie and Yuen Nga Chi’s work. It invites them to explore the subjectivity not only of humans but also of the cohabiting animals, plants, microorganisms, and even the inherent essence of sunlight and air. 

Irregular Plurals

Taking place between August and December, Irregular Plurals is the first exhibition series under the WMA biennial theme “Home”. We invite three pairs of image-makers to bring forth their works and art practices for dialogues surrounding the nature, cityscapes and communities in Hong Kong, seeking the various possibilities for connection and cohabitation. 

Artist Talk: Digital Worlds, Impossible Homes

In this artist conversation, Sheung Yiu will be sharing some of his research and thoughts on the limits of technology and the way placeless-ness can be a condition of home. 


Events

25JanThu, Jan 25 - Mar 31, 2024Exhibition Period
Home ‧ Commission
Sheung Yiu: everything is a projection
2024-01-25
2DecSat, Dec 02, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Dialogue: Irregular Cohabitation
2023-12-02
10NovFri, Nov 10 - Dec 07, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals: Commune
2023-11-10
28SepThu, Sep 28 - Oct 29, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals: Dwelling
2023-09-28
24AugThu, Aug 24 - Sep 21, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals: Habitat
2023-08-24
25JanThu, Jan 25 - Mar 31, 2024Exhibition Period
Home ‧ Commission
Sheung Yiu: everything is a projection
2024-01-25
2DecSat, Dec 02, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Dialogue: Irregular Cohabitation
2023-12-02
10NovFri, Nov 10 - Dec 07, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals: Commune
2023-11-10
28SepThu, Sep 28 - Oct 29, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals: Dwelling
2023-09-28
24AugThu, Aug 24 - Sep 21, 2023Exhibition Period
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals: Habitat
2023-08-24

News

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Irregular Plurals
2023-08-16
Home ‧
Irregular Plurals
2023-08-16

Articles

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Abstract of “Home: the Fluidity of Imagination”
Dr. Winnie Yee
2023-09-23
Home ‧ Array
Curatorial statement – Irregular Plurals: Habitat
Chloe Chow, Hei Tse
2023-08-24
Home ‧
Curatorial statement – Irregular Plurals: Dwelling
Chloe Chow, Hei Tse
2023-09-28
Home ‧
Abstract of “Home: the Fluidity of Imagination”
Dr. Winnie Yee
2023-09-23
Home ‧ Array
Curatorial statement – Irregular Plurals: Habitat
Chloe Chow, Hei Tse
2023-08-24
Home ‧
Curatorial statement – Irregular Plurals: Dwelling
Chloe Chow, Hei Tse
2023-09-28

Video

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Matthew Kwan|My Question about Home Is…?
Home ‧
Sheung Yiu|My Question about Home Is…?
Home ‧
Matthew Kwan|My Question about Home Is…?
Home ‧
Sheung Yiu|My Question about Home Is…?