Opening reception: 6.9.2019 18:00
Exhibition period: 7.9.2019 – 25.9.2019 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: AVA gallery, Kai Tak Campus, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (MTR A2 Exit, Choi Hung)
“On Duration” presents self-commissioned works of eight emerging artists, collectively responding to the philosophical conundrum of “the trolley problem.” Each departing from a different angle, their practice spans painting, print-making, sculpture, videography and installation, delving into the most basic but paradoxical concepts underneath this hypothetical dilemma. Just like how French philosopher Henri Bergson designates time as the uncountable, indivisible duration, artists in this exhibition roam between the topics of life, time and eternity, reflecting on the socio-political significance behind the ordinary. Their practice focuses on the immeasurable elements in life, and together presenting interesting thoughts evoked by the everyday surroundings. “On Duration” is on view through 6 to 25 September 2019, at the AVA gallery, Kai Tak campus.