International exhibitions

International 2010 Archives

Vito Acconci and Ai Weiwei
Para/Site, Hong Kong

08.05 - 04.07.2010

04.06- 15.08.2010


07.09 - 25.11.2012

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Press release

Para/Site Art Space presents a collaborative new project by Vito Acconci and Ai Weiwei. This is the first time that both artists create a work together, and for this purpose they have been invited by Para/Site Art Space to use Hong Kong as the background of this exciting experience.

This exhibition engages two artists/architects with parallel trajectories, having both started from an interest in performance, and moved later on to architecture. These "touching points" in both of them will act as common ground to develop a new body of works. This innovative approach to exhibition making can only be practiced at an organization like Para/Site Art Space that operates independently without the constraints of larger organizations. Both artists have never met before, although they mutually admire each other, making this cooperative process a sort of "blind date" for the artists.

The project transforms the gallery space into a 3D grid, where both studios develop a work in progress. The installation will be in constant mutation and accumulation during the two months that it is open to the public. New works, models, drawings and various materials are added through the period of the exhibition, and it is the result of the ongoing discussion between Ai Weiwei, Vito Acconci and their studios. The result is a multilayered installation that defies orthodox definitions and approaches.

Curator: Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya



Vito Acconci and Ai Weiwei, Para/Site, Hong Kong

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Exhibition 8 May - 4 July 2010. Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan - Hong Kong. Tel.: (852) 251 74 620. Opening Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 7 pm.