Anonymous Society for Magick: Quirky Magic-Inspired Art
Why We Recommend it
Blindspot Gallery’s exhibition Anonymous Society for Magick features quirky works of art about magic, theatre and dance by various mainland and Hong Kong artists.
Blindspot Gallery presents Anonymous Society for Magick, a group exhibition featuring works of various media by Chen Wei, Hao Jing-ban, Lam Tung-pang, Wang Tuo and Trevor Yeung. Visitors will find quirky works of sculptures, video installations and more that allude to the world of magic, theatre and dance.
Within the exhibition, Lam Tung-pang’s “The Great Escape” (2020), a massive kinetic video installation, references street magician Harry Houdini’s daring escape acts to portray the desire to escape from the social turbulence of his home city of Hong Kong.
Chen Wei meticulously stages scenes of urban amazement and theatrical distraction, working across photography and mixed media installations. The ensemble includes neon light installation “Drifting Along (Hong Kong)” (2020), which offers a diagnosis of recent social conditions in China and Hong Kong.
Other works include Hao Jing-ban’s newest video, “Opus One” (2020), Wang Tuo’s “Symptomatic Silence of Complicit Forgetting” (2020), Trevor Yeung’s “Mr. Butterflies” (2012).