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Current Exhibition

天光之前,重心向前

Sunrise. Shift your weight

Sami Yip

Solo Exhibition

 

7 April – 5 May 2024

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天光之前,重心向前

Sunrise. Shift your weight

Sami Yip

Solo Exhibition

 

Opening Saturday 6 April, 4-8pm

 

7 April – 5 May 2024

Friday to Sunday 1-6pm

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Hidden Space is delighted to present Sunrise. Shift your weight, a solo exhibition by Sami Yip, the sixth recipient of our annual Hidden Space Award.

 

Across a series of videos, an unremarkable male body engages, or fails to engage, in a range of tasks in cramped domestic spaces, from a shower cubicle, a kitchen corner to a cell-like barely furnished room. Within them, the protagonist seems caught in either an exhausted stasis or compulsive but ambiguous behaviour. In stark contrast, an upbeat instructional video gives us the same person presenting a very different face to the world: energetic, directly engaging and greenscreen liberated from the banalities of relentless fatigue.

 

In Yip’s dream-like moving images, he weaves together concerns about personal and societal tipping points, both physical and psychological. His is a melancholy-saturated world that holds both the sensuous and the abject in the same space.

 

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Sami Yip (HK) received his BAFA from RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2023. His practice ranges across video, painting, drawing, performance and photography, finding forms to explore themes of vulnerability and precarity.

 

The Hidden Space Award supports an artist graduating from a BA programme in Hong Kong. The awardee receives a solo exhibition with mentoring, curatorial and installation support to develop their project, plus full venue access for one month prior to the show.  

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