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They Do Not Understand Each Other Exhibition

Tai Kwun Contemporary’s new exhibition They Do Not Understand Each Other, which was set to open on 15 February 2020 in Hong Kong, has been postponed. Once a new date is set, an announcement will be made in due course.

They Do Not Understand Each Other Exhibition.

Showcased by Tai Kwun Contemporary, They Do Not Understand Each Other is presented by The National Museum of Art, Osaka and Singapore Art Museum, and curated by Yuka Uematsu and June Yap.

This group exhibition draws from the title of an artwork by Tsubasa Kato, in which the artist, who speaks in Japanese, attempts to cooperate with a collaborator from Korea. Despite being unable to understand each other's languages, it would appear they find some measure of connection, even if in humorous miscommunication, finally completing their task of installing a sign on the small island set in the vastness of a sea that separates (or, one might say, connects) these two nations.

Artworks on show ranges from the two museums' collections to new commissions, in a consideration of the premise of cultural exchange and the understanding it promotes. The exhibition thus presents art about exchange, communication, miscommunication, connections, tolerance, representation, as well as revelations on desires and expectations of the familiar, unfamiliar and new. In essence, of situations and conditions of unevenness, between individuals, peoples, and things.

Exhibition: They Do Not Understand Each Other
Period: To be announced
Location: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun
Co-presenters: The National Museum of Art, Osaka and Singapore Art Museum
Curators: Yuka UEMATSU and June YAP
Artists on show:
  • Jennifer ALLORA & Guillermo CALZADILLA
  • Agnes ARELLANO
  • Chi too
  • Heman CHONG
  • CHUA Chye Teck
  • HO Tzu Nyen
  • Sojung JUN
  • Tsubasa KATO
  • Charles LIM
  • Kumi MACHIDA
  • Kohei SEKIGAWA
  • Kazuo SHIRAGA
  • Akira TAKAYAMA
  • THANSok
  • Ming WONG


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