The Hong Kong Art Centre presents a large transnational group exhibition organised in support of the Children of Mekong charity and is an associated project of Le French May.
Conceptualised by MAP Office and Laure Raibaut, and inspired by the research of Ho Chi-Minh City based artist Richard Streitmatter-tran, the exhibition unfolds various ecological, social and political issues and legends around the Mekong and other liquid territories of South-east Asia. ">Fact and fiction are two facets of interpretation that criss-cross and often overlap into grey areas. Our beliefs are very much influenced by cultural legends steeped in ancient folklore and mythologies, as well as by geographical positions and political dimensions. It has become widely accepted by most that within the ecosystem of mountains, oceans, jungles, and rivers are mysterious, curious beings that co-exist, mostly in harmony, with humankind.
The Mekong New Mythologies comprises sculpture, installations, projections, drawings and photographs, with works by: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan (Philippines), Cao Fei (China), Heman Chong (Singapore), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Naiza Khan (Pakistan), Aung Ko (Burma), Leang Seckon (Cambodia), Leung Chi Wo (Hong Kong), MAP Office (Hong Kong), David Medalla (Philippines), Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnam), Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier (Laos/UK), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand), Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Samson Young (Hong Kong) and Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore).
Mekong New Mythologies
Hong Kong Arts Centre
May 4 - 21, 2017