Begun in 2019 with “An Opera for Animals” that premiered at Para Site, the new exhibition opens both at Para Site and in the Sheung Wan neighbourhood of Hong Kong.
Curtain makes artistic and conceptual references to passages, frontiers, separations, connections, occupations, circulations, and localities. Presented across two venues, at Para Site’s home and at a temporary site in Hong Kong, Curtain includes existing and newly commissioned works as well as site-specific interventions by 24 artists.
For the practitioners featured in Curtain, each work represents a retracing of memories or a path beyond the future, with the desire to influence informational infrastructures that govern or haunt a post-COVID-19 pandemic world.
Artists: Chantal Akerman, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Leigh Bowery, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cao Guimarães, Ho Sin Tung, Hu Yinping, Hu Yun, Derek Jarman, Shuang Li, Minouk Lim, Gustav Metzger, Ocean & Wavz, Jacolby Satterwhite, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Tan Jing, Robel Temesgen, Jason Wee, Cici Wu, Wu Jiaru, Stella Zhang, Jasphy Zheng, and Zhou Tao
Curators: Cosmin Costinas, Larys Frogier, Celia Ho, Anqi Li, Billy Tang, and Xu Tiantian
Collaborators: Biljana Ciric and Mathieu Copeland