Home Sweet Home: Solo Exhibition by Mak Ying Tung 2

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The exhibition Home Sweet Home features a new multimedia collection of work by Hong Kong-based conceptual artist Mak Ying Tung 2 which explores the integration of simulation into reality and more.


de Sarthe presents its second solo exhibition for the Hong Kong-based contemporary artist Mak Ying Tung 2, titled Home Sweet Home. Featuring a new multimedia body of work that spans installations, paintings and videos, the exhibition explores how simulated experiences mask our unfulfilled realities, and how such experiences have come to comprise Mak 2’s home– Hong Kong.

Works exhibited include A More Perfect Sea (2019), which comprises a shower curtain and a line of bath mats depicting sand and sea, and a window overlooking a running stream. While the scene of the sand and sea depicts imagined paradises, the bathroom accessories on which they are printed suggest domesticity and fixture. This ironic placement of elements illustrate how the curtain is merely an simulation of the ocean, an association of the ideal that one can project into one’s home.

Mak Ying Tung 2 (b. Hong Kong, 1989) graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Critical Intermedia Art in 2013. Currently living and working in Hong Kong, Mak 2 is a conceptual artist and her work is not defined by any medium. Her recent works contemplate contemporary issues through the study of Humanities and the aesthetic experience she crafts is bound by the dualism of humour and intense inquisitiveness.


When: 23 Nov 2019 - 11 Jan 2020 Where: de Sarthe Gallery – 20/F Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road – Wong Chuk Hang