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Decades after the post-WWII proliferation of coastal engineering across the globe, we find ourselves in an age of ever more intensive terraforming: from Tokyo and Shanghai to Hong Kong and Singapore, coastal cities across Asia have raced to turn bodies of water into solid ground where capital ebbs and flows at a supersonic speed of urbanisation unparalleled to their Western counterparts. While in some instances, land reclamation projects are undertaken as preventative measures to conserve diminishing landmass, there is an alarming tendency in these more recent initiatives to trade water for flattened, abstract tabulae rasae that often become theatres for technocratic hubris ad absurdum. Departing from 'land reclamation', 'Liquid Ground' seeks to confront the as-yet-unsettled plan with a series of new commissions and recent works. 'Liquid Ground' is curated by Alvin Li and Junyuan Feng.

This exhibition will include works from emblematic artists such as Leelee Chan, Cui Jie, Future Host (Tingying Ma and Kang Kang), Ho Rui An, Travis Jeppesen, Jessika Khazrik for The Society of False Witnesses, Heidi Lau, Lee Kai Chung, Riar Rizaldi, The Centre for Land Affairs, Yi Xin Tong, Alice Wang, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Zheng Bo, Zheng Mahler.

Read more about the exhibition here.


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22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

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