About the exhibition:
There is little doubt that we are living on a dying planet.
To continue living, surviving and thriving, we must acknowledge the
damages we have done and build anew with resilience, care and
creativity. In the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals that interlinked
global goals designed to be a "shared blueprint for peace and prosperity
for people and the planet, now and into the future", climate action and
gender equality are among the 17 goals outlined for building a
sustainable and hopefully enjoyable future for people and the planet.
Climate change and environmental disasters continue to have a
disproportionate effect on women and children, particularly in
geographical areas that are more vulnerable to volatile changes.
Women are often at the frontline of climate action too, because social
and cultural traditions have tasked them with duties of care, whether it is
caring for children, family, community and whether they like it or not,
caring, have been generalised to being an ultimately ʻfeminineʼ act.
So how do we continue to care for ourselves and the world with these
acknowledgments in mind? Living on a dying planet constantly challenges
who we are, where and how we live. It is important to revitalise curiosity,
make constant observations and open transdisciplinary conversations
about life on this planet we call home, and take bold and
With these intersected ideas, we are putting four artists together for a
showcase of AVA Alumni excellence, through the theme:
WOMEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD
In this exhibition, we want to generate dialogue about care and caring
for the environment through the four artists’ works starting from the space
at Art Basel, that will continue into our gallery at the
AVA Kai Tak campus. The four artists work in varied mediums such as
performance art, recycled textiles, print, and installation.