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Jung Yeondoo, A Girl in Tall Shoes, 2018

(In)tangible Reminiscence

Textile and clothing mediate between past and present, transmitting sunken memories through texture. Revisiting personal and collective memories of Hong Kong’s textile and fashion industry, the three artists recall the obsolete process of modernisation of the industry by stimulating sensuous and emotional appreciation of fabric of memories through their new works.

Jung’s new video work is based on the story narrated by an elderly Chinese woman who migrated from Shanghai to Hong Kong in the 1950s and worked in textile industry for many decades. While Iwasaki represents the dramatic transformation of Hong Kong’s landscape with sculpture made of cotton, Lai’s spatial installation portrays the memory of retail experience in Hong Kong’s 1990s.

Migrants, industrialisation and shopping experience – depicting the events of textile and fashion industry, (In)tangible Reminiscence presents a broad spectrum of subject matters and forms that collective textile memories can evoke.

Related Events:

Exhibition Opening Reception
23.03.2018 | Friday | 6:30–8:30pm

Special Cocktail Reception
28.03.2018 | Wednesday | 6:30 – 8:30pm

Artists Talk
31.03.2018 | Saturday | 10:30 – 11:30am (Seats: 30)

3 artists participating in the CHAT Spring Exhibition will share the concepts of their works, moderated by curator of the show Takahashi Mizuki on 31 Mar. The event will be conducted in English.

Participating Artists: Iwasaki Takahiro, Jung Yeondoo and Sarah Lai; moderated by Curator Takahashi Mizuki

Exhibition Guided Tour
07, 14 & 21.04.2018 | Saturday (Group capacity: 10)
3:00-4:00pm (Cantonese) / 4:00-5:00pm (English)

Led by CHAT team, visitors would walk around exhibits to understand artists’ different methods of representation threaded under the curatorial concept.


Iwasaki Takahiro
Jung Yeondoo
Sarah Lai
24 Mar 2018 – 22 Apr 2018
Open Everyday


The Annex, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Rd C, Central, Hong Kong


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