Hong Kong Arts Development Council Holds ‘Marginal Notes’ Exhibition in Southern District, HK

Hong Kong — The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) unveils the highly anticipated “Marginal Notes” exhibition, marking the vibrant debut of the newly established SHOWCASE venue within the advanced premises of HKADC in Wong Chuk Hang.

The modern facility at Wong Chuk Hang brings together art studios, a versatile hall, an Arts Information Center, and HKADC’s permanent office, improving the Southern District’s cultural vibe.

Celebrating a significant milestone, HKADC is thrilled to present the “Marginal Notes” exhibition led by experienced curator Ying Kwok. With a background as an independent curator since 2013, Ying has collaborated globally with various art institutions, specializing in contemporary visual arts and integrating different forms like site-specific commissions, performances, films, and videos. Ying’s accomplishments include receiving the Asia Cultural Council Fellowship and participating in the prestigious Clore Leadership Programme based in London.

“Marginal Notes” explores the intriguing myths, facts, and personal experiences surrounding Wong Chuk Hang. It challenges familiar notions of the district’s peripheral nature and annotates fragmented landscapes and historical perspectives. It features 11 groups of diverse visual and media artists showcasing their unique views across various mediums.

Ying said, “Due to the geographical location, historical significance, and policy decisions, Wong Chuk Hang has maintained its own unique pace of development and distinct vibe. Through this show, we aim to connect the scattered dots and weave a rich narrative that presents multiple perspectives to understand Wong Chuk Hang better. By doing so, we hope to reflect upon the overall development of our city, envision its future, and explore the broader implications of this narrative.”

The exhibition includes artists like Tap Chan, Eastman Cheng, Margaret Chu, Mark Chung, Kong Chun Hei, Kongkee, Lam Siu Wing, Li Ling, Ocean Leung, Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi, and To Kai On Benny. It runs until October 1 at SHOWCASE, Landmark South, Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, with free admission.

HKADC, established in 1995, is a government-established organization directed by law to support the overall growth and advancement of the arts in Hong Kong. HKADC aims to promote primary art forms, create a thriving creative environment, encourage community engagement, improve arts administration standards, and contribute to policy research. – Toby Denise Concepcion

Learn more about “Marginal Notes.”

Photo: Hong Kong Arts Development Council