Dismantling the Scaffold: Inaugural Exhibit at Tai Kwun Contemporary
Why We Recommend it
An ambitious exhibit curated by non-profit art organisation Spring Workshop brings together works from leading international and local artists, as highly touted cultural institution Tai Kwun opens its doors.
Curated by Spring Workshop‘s Christina Li, the exhibit brings together works in multimedia from a range of artists working on the multivalent theme of “scaffold.”
Commonly understood as the temporary support structure for a building under construction or repair, the word “scaffold” can also refer to a construction used in the past to stage public executions and punishments.
This wordplay and exhibit draws attention to the history of the place: Tai Kwun is the site of the former Central Police Station compound, and has been a police station, magistracy, and prison.
The works featured the exhibition meditate on art’s function as a way of reviewing society and our relationships with the visible and invisible structures that surround and define us. Featured artists include Ulay / Marina Abramović, Nadim Abbas, Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong, and many more.