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On the Brink of Borrowed Time: To Stay / To Flee

Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre (4/F and 5/F) 
Date: 2020.10.30 - 2020.12.01
Time: 30 Oct - 1 Dec 2020 10am - 8pm 
Price: Free Admission 
Presented by: The House of Hong Kong Literature

Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust


Curator: Tang Siu Wa, Shek Chun Yin


To Stay/To Flee has been a dilemma for many generations in Hong Kong. The question of destiny in our own place is an inescapable curse to us all. In recent years, regrettably, the debate of whether to stay or to flee has become a talking point again.

Where are we going? Where are we returning to? What are we carrying with us when we travel? Do the time and date matter? Travelling to a place is temporary while drifting around may be an eternal one. Physically and metaphorically, the body is our luggage. We are forever caught between a rock and a hard place, unable to decide whether to flee or stay behind for good. 

The exhibition space, designed as a virtual airport, displays the collaborative artwork of 12 pairs of artist and writer that all revolve around the difficult sentiments of To Stay/ To Flee.  

Although the world is different now, the desolation and loneliness of leaving or staying at a home that has changed forever are the same for all generations.

Writers and Artists

To Stay

To Flee

Xi Xi × LO Lok-him

NGAN Shunk-au × LAU Yin-to

Yesi × LEE Ka-sing

LO Kwai-cheung × CHEUNG Choi-sang

WONG Bik-wan × YIP Man

DUNG Kai-cheung × WONG Kwok-choi

YAU Ching × CHENG Shuk-yee

Lolita HU Ching-fang × LAM Yan-kit

PUN Kwok-ling × PAK Sheung-chuen LUI

CHAN Wai × YEUNG Pui-hang

LUI Wai-tong × TANG Kai-yiu

LUI Wing-kai × Benjamin HAO Lap-yan


Enquiries: 2333 6967 / hk.literature.season@gmail.com

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