Project Description

26 January – 25 FebruaryExhibition1a space proudly presents Making Room For_ , a group exhibition curated by Chang Ping-hung Wallace, showcases artworks of five local and German artists including Benny Lau, Cornelia Erdmann, Jacky Y.F. Chan , Rina Ko and On Tai.The ideas of “room” is making room for E-pathy – Making Room for– you and me is nestling our souls in place. Making Room for the self-regulated emptiness is to create a small universe for ourselves. If architects and artists can make room for people of all kinds, it should be more than a physical containment. Rather, should Art have power, our lives within the Room of four walls and a ceiling should be owned and enjoyed by us. Nowadays, amidst the ever-condensing urban concrete jungle of Hong Kong, we are confined within our ‘luxurious’ 100-ft square footages, but our minds should step beyond these boundaries and reach out to where we are looking upon. The invited architects/ artists of this exhibition include young talents who concern our living/ dying environment.

Making Room For_ includes works of five Hong Kong and German artists. By rethinking the concepts of room, artists and curator attempt to explore the pressing social housing issue in Hong Kong. With their personal interpretation of this ‘room’, the team means to understand what and how we live and situate ourselves among given constraints or yet liberate other dimensions for hopeful lives.

Opening: 26th January 2018 (Friday), 6:30 pm
Opening Dialogue: 26th January 2018, 7:30 pm
Discussants (in arbitrary order):
Benny Lam, Cornelia Erdmann, Jacky Y.F. Chan, Rina Ko, On Tai
Honorary Guest Discussants:
Ms Corrin Chan (陳翠兒女士), Chairlady of Hong Kong Architecture Centre,
Prof. Kurt Yu Keung CHAN (陳育強教授), Adjunct Professor, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Host: Chang Ping-hung Wallace

Date: 27th January 2018 – 25th February 2018
Time: Tuesday to Sundays 11 am – 7 pm; closed on Mondays and Lunar New Year Holiday

1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road,
To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong