Pak Sheung Chuen Workshop: “An Evening Calling Ghosts”
2014.05.22 Monday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Into an unkonwn world where everything is unknown in front of you… have you tried to visit an art museum in complete darkness where you can only use a flashlight to look at the works of art while listening to ghost stories?
At the beginning of this exhibition, artist Pak Sheungchuen organized a class for writing ghost stories who used Beijing as his field of practice. The artist located a series of places that were most suitable for “the ghost” to be reincarnated and wrote the ghost stories on site, acted them out, and disseminated these occult events via newspaper, radio and television channels. With the guidance of this unique occult tour, the art museum will become a world for imagination and experience.
Event time: July 12 / July 19, 20:00 – 21:00
33 people/event, each participant can join one session only, language speaking is in Mandarin.
One day prior reservation is required
Application and inquiry: +8610 8457 3838 (9:00 – 17:30, Tuesday to Sunday)
Pak Sheung Chuen was born in Fujian in 1977. Pak Sheung Chuen’s playful work slyly alters the experience of everyday life. On the one hand, he explores the mental and social “space” between everything that is structured, routine, and stable in our world; on the other, he investigates coincidence, chance encounters, the arbitrary, and the imaginative. In so doing, he reveals artistic moments in everyday life and brings to the fore the interwoven nature of reality and the imaginary. He prefers to use himself and his writings as a medium, conceiving his works as actions or subtle manipulations of the regular course of events. In most cases these performative actions have no audience; rather, they consist of journeys and self-experiments that engage with ever-changing environments.
He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, biennials and triennials. He represented Hong Kong at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. His exhibition was awarded the best booth prize at Frieze London 2012. In the same year, he received the Best Artist Award in the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA 2012) and Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (HKADA 2012).Read all
Planner: Bai Shuangquan
Venue: Red Brick Art Museum