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
As we begin to emerge from a time of solitude and
isolation, Breaking the Waves brings
together the works of 14 highly acclaimed artists and artist collectives from
around the world, to explore discussion and dialogue as a cornerstone of
contemporary art, and highlight the role of communication and social
interaction in contemporary practice. The exhibition also examines the vast potential
of art as a means of social development, communication and connectivity with the
world through art.
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.
Join this conversation between Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo and Mark Rappolt (Editor-in-Chief, ArtReview) to explore Zheng’s artistic practice focuses on ecologically-engaged art and his commitment to multispecies vibrancy.
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.