Hong Kong - Exhibition

In Search of Miss Ruthless

Para Site

01 Jul 201710 Sep 2017

The show presents the work of 23 artists inspired by the media infrastructure that frames a pageant queen, taking inspiration from Miss Hong Kong and Miss Chinese International.

“Miss Ruthless” is a public persona from the future: a queer pageant queen, a figure of popular support representing “our beautiful Hong Kong up on the world stage,” as per the lyric from “Hong Kong Our Home”.

Commissioned and here exhibited for the first time, the works interpret pageantry as a promise of mobility that both regulates class and engenders ethnicity. Inspired by the media infrastructure that frames a pageant queen, “In Search of Miss Ruthless” also includes archival documents, an experimental audio guide, two web projects focussed on the visual identity of Miss Ruthless, and the tenure of an experimental Director of Communications.


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Related Artists

Amna Asghar

Doreen Chan

Viola Chen

Dachal Choi


Eternal Dragonz

Jes Fan

Christopher K. Ho

Eisa Jocson

Linda C.H. Lai

Fiona Lee

Ma Qiusha

Hương Ngô

Ngoc Nau

Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin

Renee So

Salote Tawale

Hiram To

Ka-Man Tse

Wong Kit Yi

Kristina Wong


Yu Shuk Pui Bobby


Hera Chan

David Xu

Special Events

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Para Site
Type: Opening

Opening reception of “In Search of Miss Ruthless” at Para Site

Contacts & Details

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Costinas Cosmin

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