“The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party” will be the dinner to end all dinners. For over three months, the artist Tang Kwok Hin has been hosting events and discussions within his artwork titled “Every Pandiculate” as a part of the Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition “Our Everyday—Our Borders”. Drawing from the quotidian practices of his life as a walled village inhabitant, Hin invites the public to a reception on the day of the exhibition’s closing. As a visitor to the exhibition said, “We know that sometimes it is difficult to access borders. Here, we take the lead in opening our minds.”
Employing a methodology of friendship over a shared meal and unending conversation, Hin’s interest in relational aesthetics is centered on shared space and shared food. Hin’s artwork is also one in which themes of hospitality, host and guest as well as the interchangeability of these roles play a large part in his research practice. Hin’s suppers manifest his continued interest in a variety of everyday formulations, discussing the meanings of everyday moments and searching for ways in which to demonstrate everyday experiences.
“Art After Hours” is an evening event series presented by Tai Kwun Contemporary that will talk with you, sing with you, show and tackle something new every time. Usually held on Fridays at 7pm, “Art After Hours” aims to sharpen art awareness through talks, performances and screenings by artists, writers, intellectuals and curators alike.
Tang Kwok Hin, mixed media artist, independent curator and writer, was born in 1983 and raised in Hong Kong. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and Bachelor of Arts (major in Fine Arts) in 2006. Tang starts the artistic path from continuous queries towards his native background; soon he has developed exploration towards origins of existence and intimate aesthetics, inseparably connecting to the course and experiences of his life. He often appropriates and reconstructs daily and personal contexts to narrate hidden stories in life, dealing with growth, inheritance, freedom, capitalism, consumerism, nature, politics, norms, etc., to express concerns towards humans and surroundings. His works are widely exhibited in local and international exhibitions. He was awarded the first prize at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial 2009; selected by Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010, 2011 and 2014; awarded a Young Artist Award by Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010; granted by Asian Cultural Council in 2013. Collectors of his art include Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Deutsche Bank, Amelia Johnson Contemporary and private collections over the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Austria, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.