17.12.2021 – 23.1.2022
K11 HACC L2, K11 ATELIER King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
11 am – 7 pm; Winter Solstice (21 December), Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year’s Eve (31 December): 11 am – 5 pm
Artist(s)Larry Achiampong, Yuko Mohri & David Horvitz, Wolfgang Tillmans, Eisa Jocson, Laure Prouvost, Adriano Costa, Jac Leirner, Chim↑Pom, Ho Tzu Nyen & Ripon Chowdhury, Michael Joo, Zheng Bo, Slime Engine
The exhibition title, Breaking the Waves, refers both to persistence, the endlessly repeating climax of waves breaking on a shore, and the act of swimming against the tide, or coming up for air. In the current moment, it also seeks to convey optimism about the latent potentials for renewal as we slowly begin to re-enter a world reshaped following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a celebration of art’s propensity for thinking differently and going against the grain, the exhibition seeks to speak to community, solidarity and the inspiring, sometimes challenging, visions of new futures and new possibilities that art is uniquely placed to offer.
Use your smartphone to access audio guides during your visit, get new perspectives on the artwork and a fuller experience to explore the exhibition. Available in Cantonese, English and Mandarin, the audio guide is free of charge.
This learning kit is designed to provide context for the exhibition, through a range of potential focus areas and curriculum links.
With our online guided tour, you can revisit our exhibition from a fresh or different perspective.
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One of the works, Superwoman KTV by Eisa Jocson, will be exhibited at K11 MUSEA’s Gold Ball from 3 to 18 December 2021, allowing the audience to have a sneak peek of the exhibition Breaking the Waves.
Superwoman KTV stars The Filipino Superwoman Band, an ensemble who performs a choreographed routine to the song Superwoman. The song, originally sung by American singer Karyn White, became a hit when the Filipino singer Janine Desidario re-released it with a new title Hindi Ako si Darna (I am not a superwoman). At Gold Ball, the exhibition space has been transformed into a karaoke room, where the audience can immerse in the space and experience the work by listening to the music. With a sense of playfulness, the work tells the story of female affective labour and reflects the struggles of Filipino migrant workers.