Shek-O Sublime: A Multi-Perspective Exhibition on Hong Kong’s Popular Beachside Village

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24 artists—young and old, emerging and established—share their views on the quaint beachside village in a new exhibition at Gallery EXIT.


In celebration of its tenth anniversary, Gallery EXIT’s first exhibition of 2019 challenges the definitive view of Shek O, a relaxing day trip spot popular among tourists and adventure seekers.

Curator-cum-artist Caroline Chiu invited 24 artists, both established and emerging, to spend time in the small village and reflect on their experiences. References were drawn to the Shek O paintings of modern Hong Kong painter Luis Chan, as well as “The Sublime-Documents in Contemporary Art”, a series of essays published by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2010. The artists negotiated the definition of the sublime, and their reflections were translated into art pieces, bringing into reality a thought-provoking exhibition that fosters the questioning and investigation of a particular location from multiple and unconventional perspectives.

The artistic line-up includes Daphne Mandel, Lucy Aiello, Konstantin Bessmertny, Hilda Chan, Luis Chan, Cheng Ting Ting, Luke Ching, Caroline Chiu Studio, Ho Sin Tung, Hilarie Hon, Chris Huen Sin-kan, and Mabel Kwan.


When: 12 Jan 2019 - 9 Mar 2019 Where: Gallery EXIT – 3?F, 25 Hing Wo Street – Tin Wan, Aberdeen