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15 Feb - 17 May

They Do Not Understand Each Other

By Localiiz 14 January 2020

Event Information

START DATE 15 Feb 2020
END DATE 17 May 2020
Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

This group exhibition draws from the title of an artwork by Tsubasa Kato, in which the artist, who speaks in Japanese, attempts to cooperate with a collaborator from Korea. Despite being unable to understand each other’s languages, it would appear they find some measure of connection, even if in humorous miscommunication, finally completing their task of installing a sign on the small island set in the vastness of a sea that separates (or, one might say, connects) these two nations.

Artworks on show ranges from the two museums’ collections to new commissions, in a consideration of the premise of cultural exchange and the understanding it promotes. The exhibition thus presents art about exchange, communication, miscommunication, connections, tolerance, representation, as well as revelations on desires and expectations of the familiar, unfamiliar and new. In essence, of situations and conditions of unevenness, between individuals, peoples, and things.


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