Hong Kong - Exhibition

Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour

M+ Pavilion

09 Feb 201806 May 2018

“Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour” is a new presentation of Hong Kong’s participation project at the 57th Venice Biennale.
The exhibition returns to Hong Kong along with specially commissioned pieces through which the artist aims to offer a more holistic experience in a contextualized setting to audiences. The show can be seen as a musical album, unfolding within the spaces of the M+ Pavilion and transforming into a network of several interconnected rooms. Through creative re-interpretation and purposeful misreading of some of the most recognizable charity tunes such as “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984) and “We Are the World” (1985), as well as one of Hong Kong’s most iconic charity songs—the Cantonese version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1991), Young has produced a unique audio-visual experience merging objects, performances, and sound installations.

Curated by M+ Guest Curator Ying Kwok, with M+ Deputy Director and Chief Curator Doryun Chong as Consulting Curator, the exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks, guided tours, and live performances. Access services can be arranged in advance.

  • nstallation view of Samson Young, Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth), 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel.nstallation view of Samson Young, Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth), 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel.

Related Artists

Samson Young

Samson Young

Curators

Ying Kwok

Doryun Chong

Special Events

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Theatre 2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Type: Performance

A choral performance of one vocal and one muted piece, both of which are well-known classics. Performers: The Kwan Sing Choir, Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: M+ Pavilion
Type: Performance

A choral performance of one vocal and one muted piece, both of which are well-known classics. Performers: The Kwan Sing Choir, Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: M+ Pavilion
Type: Breakfast

Guided VIP tours of ‘Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour in Hong Kong’. Available in English and Chinese. Access with Art Basel VIP card, M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District RSVP essential at rsvp@wkcda.hk westkowloon.hk/mplus

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

ESTABLISHED:
2016

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Raffel Suhanya


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