A response to Light Hours
w/ Dr. Cissie Fu, Godfre Leung, Karilynn Ming Ho, Ho Tam
Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with Hotam Press Gallery presents a conversation in response to the current exhibition ‘Light Hours' at Hotam Press Gallery (June 12 to August 29, 2021). 'Light Hours' brings together 11 Canadian artists of Hong Kong descent to explore their relationship to this city with a history of colonial British past and a communist Chinese present. The locale known as Hong Kong exists physically and psychically, in both individual and collective memories. Coming from different generations, backgrounds and practices in Canada, the artists explore their own personal connection and affiliation between the two worlds.
Join us as we explore the artistic and curatorial impulses and lineages that motivate and reframe transpacific belonging. Featuring the creative processes of Ho Tam, Karilynn Ming Ho, and Godfre Leung, Cissie Fu moderates a discussion that invites us to consider "Light Hours"--an exhibition that connects experiences and memories across times and zones during pandemic-enforced distancing--through the lens of transnational kinship. As Hong Kong negotiates its post-colonial identity under the heel of imperialism, let's compare and contrast how making and living on unceded territories can reflect the ambivalence and activate the ambiguities that art does best.