Participating Artists 參展藝術家: Jessica Chan 陳煒彤, Ringo Lo Wing Tao + Tam Man Ching Michelle 盧永滔 + 譚敏晴, Eric Pang 彭均肇, Sam Siu 蕭淼森, Clara Wong 黃慧瑩, Sin Wong 汪倩
Venue 地點: Tomorrow Maybe, 4/F, Eaton HK 香港逸東酒店4樓藝廊
Exhibition period 展期: 18.12.2021 - 06.02.2022
(Exhibition opening on 18.12.2021 7pm 展覽將於18.12.2021晚上7時開幕)
Opening performances by Taste of Blue, sample.mp3, LoveLife 開幕演出
18.12.2021, 8 - 10pm
Venue 地點: Music Room, 4/F, Eaton HK 香港逸東酒店4樓音樂室
The younger generation are natives of the virtual world, a world that is overloaded with infinitely deep rabbit holes of information and content. They were and are raised by the Internet: schooled by search engines, communicated with memes, lived on social media. The physical world, it seems, is almost irrelevant.
Welcome to the anti-generation, a generation against being represented, a generation that needs no agent and no spokesperson, a generation that is directly activating cultural influence and transformation — from sharing personal experiences to social advocacy — through social media.
Intertextuality in the digital age opens up complex meanings and disseminates new ideas at an exponential rate. Text, images, audio and video are extracted from their original contexts, and are then evolved and mutated into memes, the smallest unit of cultural transmission. Everyone can participate in the creations and circulation of memes: unknowingly, we become a part of this digital culture rhizome which constitutes social progress.
This brings us to their form of artmaking, with a tendency of anti-interpretation, the idea of language — to them — is not used for explaining, but for imagining: here is where their art lies. They refuse to be generalized and reduced to a single definition. The idea of "youth culture" is constantly in flux. Through art, they imagine and shape a fluid future.
No Kids Allowed plays out as an irony in which we invite local young creatives to trespass and occupy the spaces in society where they are rejected to get in. Together, they transgress the expectations society uses to box them in. Tomorrow Maybe transforms into an experimental playground for emerging artists to embody their artistic visions. We center seven emerging creative minds working on different mediums ranging from poetry, painting, sculpture, photography,
installation to computer graphics. Without being an answer to social issues or making conclusions of cultural phenomenons, they use their tools for unorthodox visions and to question the status quo. By restoring a non-mediated connection between human and art, the exhibition turns into a physical gateway leading to a collective imagination of the better possible futures between inter-generations.
We believe embracing a youthfully-ingrained perspective expands the limits of what it means to be human. So, is Hong Kong a city for the young?
年輕一代原生於虛擬世界，穿梭於無數兔子洞，超載的資訊及內容為他們成長的養份。以互聯網作為母體，數碼原居民用搜索引擎學習，以迷因互通，在社交媒體上生活；物理世界對他們以言看似無關痛癢。歡迎來到反世代 — 一個拒絕被代表，中介及代言者不復存在的世代。透過社交媒體分享個人經驗至社會倡議，由自身直接發起文化影響及變革。
No Kids Allowed 邀請本地藝術新晉一同踰越社會加諸於他們身上的期望及界線，重佔被禁止進入的空間；Tomorrow Maybe化為實驗性的遊樂場，讓藝術家任意呈現各自獨特的藝術觀。展覽雲集七位藝術家，以詩歌、繪畫、雕塑、攝影、裝置及電腦生成影像，不為社會或文化議題解惑或作結，只為偭規越矩的願景並對現狀拷問。透過重建人類與藝術品之間的非中介性的現實經驗，與觀眾一同集體想像地想像跨世代的美好未來。
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