videoclub, Videotage and K11 Art Foundation present:

9 Oct - 1 Nov 15 • Hong Kong

Both Sides Now 2: K11 Chi Art Space, Hong Kong

The Lion and the Unicorn – Rachel Maclean (2012)

Both Sides Now 2: It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times?

Exhibition at K11 Chi Art Space, Hong Kong, 9 Oct – 1 Nov 2015

Both Sides Now 2 attempts, through moving image works, to explore national identity and culture, and to raise questions about China & Hong Kong and the UK. Comparisons between both countries arise – revolution and referendum, richness and austerity, lions and tigers. And unicorns.

The programme at K11 includes work by: David Blandy, Linda Lai, Anita Delaney, Choi Sai Ho, Chow Chun Fai, Jo Law, MAP Office, Law Yuk Mui, Benedict Drew, Silas Fong, João Vasco Paiva, Chloe Cheuk, Marianna Simnett, Angela Su, Lucy Clout, Rachel Maclean, Ellen Pau, Wong Ping, Daniel Shanken and Ben Rivers.

Both Sides Now – It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times? is the second phase of a long-term project that proposes (historical) re-readings of artists’ moving image from Hong Kong, China and the UK. By selecting video works of art, animations and documentary films, produced by Hong Kong and UK artists from 1989 to 2015, the project will reinterpret the experience of here and now by looking into the potentially excluded and forgotten moving images of Hong Kong.

In the new edition, videoclub (UK) and Videotage (HK) bring together internationally-recognised artists from the fields of video and film during a several month-long programme from June – August 2015. To build on the ideas posited from the success of Both Sides Now – Somewhere between Hong Kong and the UK, 15 arts organisations in the UK, China and Hong Kong will take part in various extensive screenings, exhibitions and artists-in-residence programmes.

Opening date and times: 9 September 2015, 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition dates: 9 October – 1 November 2015

Address: 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station Exit D2 / The Masterpiece

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The exhibition has been curated by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong) in collaboration with K11. It is supported by K11, Arts Council England, and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.