Exorcism – Curating Each Other

Hong Kong

20 March – 10 April 2016


This exhibition is in an attempt to free curatorship from conventions by shifting roles and practices, playfully exploring the identity of the “artist-curator”. Curators appropriate artistic strategies and artist integrate curatorial elements, making it increasingly indistinguishable between artist and curator. This exhibition embraces this trend and asks curators to pair in groups of two to produce artworks for partner’s curation and vice versa, such that each participant is as much a curator as they are an artist. By easing themselves of the responsibility to offer transcendental experiences, curators become each others’s mirrors, facing their own identity crisis, asking fundamental questions – thus expelling doubts and scratching the unspoken need to destabilise manifests.

Participating Artists / Curators

  • Enoch Cheng, artist, writer and self-taught director
  • Adrian George, Deputy Director and Senior Curator, UK Government Art Collection
  • Nuria Krämer, Head of Connecting Space Hong Kong
  • Isaac Leung, Chairman, Videotage
  • Zhenhua Li, Curator Film, Art Basel Hong Kong
  • Hongjohn Lin, Curator, Taipei Biennial 2010
  • Ying Tan, Curator, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
  • Fu Kuen Tang, independent dramaturg, producer and curator