Diaspora, Dislocation, Displacement: Artist Christopher K. Ho’s CX 888
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Ho’s first solo presentation in Hong Kong, his birthplace, references the Cathay Pacific flight between this city and Vancouver, explores ideas of migration and belonging.
Known for his diverse practice that includes object making, organising, and teaching, Hong Kong-born artist Christopher K. Ho marks a return to the city with an installation show that uses humour to address capital, power, and privilege.
The multi-component exhibit is undergirded by a sense of anxiety and ambivalence about being ‘out of place’ in the United States, as well as wanting to be ‘in place’ in Hong Kong during a five week residency at de Sarthe.
Featured are a boulder-shaped speaker piping in the soundtrack to the movie The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; a tableau of draped sculptures, appearing as if the studio was abandoned; and scatterings of aluminum ‘paper’ airplanes as well as personal effects.