International 2011 Archives
Two Thousand Eleven
Para / Site Art Space, Hong Kong.
Para/Site proudly presents Two Thousand Eleven, a group exhibition with works by Olga Chernysheva, Heman Chong, Federico Herrero, and John Smith.
Two Thousand Eleven is a poetic though lucid reflection on this momentous year, with its succession of historical events, with its hopes and fears, and with its spectrum of major implications that is set to mark our future in innumerable ways. From the streets of every continent to the global trading floors, 2011 opened up the real possibility of overhauling the neoliberal capitalist system, whose demise remained otherwise unimaginable in the past decades and throughout the first years of the economic crisis. The hopes and prospects of change are nonetheless blurred by a deep sense of insecurity in the face of the unfolding events and are haunted by apocalyptic ghosts reminiscing the era leading up to the last world war.
Making this modest commentary on the state of the world from the context of Hong Kong carries particular implications. Whereas the full impact of this year is yet to manifest itself in the city and its surrounding region, the geopolitical outcomes of the Western centric order's fading power on the position of China and Hong Kong in the world are beginning to mark the debates in the city's fragile public space.
Two Thousand Eleven is the inaugural exhibition curated by Para/Site's new Executive Director Cosmin Costinas.
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Exhibition 17 December 2011 -
Heman Chong, "Monument to the people we've conveniently forgotten (I hate you)," 2008.
One million business cards. Courtesy of Vitamin Creative Space, Motive Gallery and STPI.