Art Basel Hong Kong 2020
Online Viewing Rooms
March 20 – 25, 2020
For Art Basel HK2020 Chi-Wen Gallery proposed to continue its ambitious programme focusing on LGBTQ+ issues by bringing a curated presentation ‘Just Kids!’, consisting of video and photography by a fluid group of young Taiwanese underground photographers and multi-media artists. However, with the cancellation of the physical fair in Hong Kong and Art Basel offering the opportunity to participate in the Online Viewing Rooms instead, we opted to postpone “Just Kids!’ to next year’s Art Basel HK and make full use of the online format to present a larger number of video works than that we could normally offer in a physical location.
We do invite our online visitors to make good use of this unique opportunity to view teasers of the video works by performance artist Victoria Sin, which includes the video documentary of their celebrated performance of ‘If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now’ on 16 January 2019 at Chi-Wen Gallery. This performance, commissioned by Chi-Wen Gallery, would later that year be re-enacted at the 58th Venice Biennale as well as at other important shows around the world. Another video highlight is ‘Watermelon Love’ by the Watermelon Sisters, a duo composed of artists Yu Cheng-Ta and Ming Wong.
It was only last year at Art Basel Hong Kong that we introduced Su Misu, a young Taiwanese artist with deep involvement in Taipei’s BDSM and LGBTQ+ scenes. LGBTQ+ rights in Taiwan are regarded as some of the most progressive in Asia and both male and female same-sex sexual activities and marriage are legal. As part of our ongoing commitment to emerging artists from Taiwan, we are excited to again include Su Misu’s in our online presentation.
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