Art After Hours 2019

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

Poetry Reading with Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay

Film Screening & Kukangendai Music Performance

One ear to hear - on(h)(e)ar)

Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

Spitting Spirits: from hip hop to acoustic sound with MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

Yuk Hui: Book Launch

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

Date & Time

23 Aug 2019 6pm-9pm


Room 03-206, Barrack Block


Free of charge


Co-presented with the Suitcase Institute, Incoming Outgoing No. 1 is a communal performance that engages the viewer through the objects contained in Shane Aspegren’s installation called Coming In Going Out Coming Out Going In (2019). These objects—found, fired, or fused with organic bacterial matter—wait to be used as tools, icons, statues, vessels or artifacts by the viewer. Suggestive incantations, embedded within texts and objects, invite participants to activate an emergent energy—a proposal that in itself can be rejected, expanded on and/or executed to one’s satisfaction. Continuing Aspergren’s ongoing work, this performance mobilises the possibilities and limitations of improvisation to explore the meditative capacity of social contact. With the capacity for euphonious intimacies or formal ritual, Coming In Going Out Coming Out Going In explores ideas of monotonous habitual customs, value systems and physical encounters. 

This interactive performance will be conducted in Cantonese and English, and will be led by Ivy Yikchit and Chester Wong.

Live events take place on Friday evenings and include presentations by those working in sound publishing, performative readings, and low-fi zine production.

Shane Aspegren

Shane Aspegren (b. 1975, Nebraska, USA) works at the intersection of music, sound, installation, video, photography, ceramics and performance. His artworks are characterised by their juxtaposition of carefully crafted and improvisational elements, exploring a cross-discipline perspective on such topics as metaphysics, habitual customs and human response to natural phenomena. In addition to his solo works, Aspegren has collaborated closely with artist Adrian Wong since 2014. Aspegren has additionally worked in roles as composer, performer or choreographer for exhibitions and performances with Tarek Atoui, Samson Young, Manuel Pelmus, Ivanhoe Lam, Huang Rui, Cody Hudson and others. His work has been exhibited internationally including at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong; Para Site, Hong Kong; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Frank Yang Foundation, Shenzhen; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Venice Biennale, Venice.

Suitcase Institute
Suitcase Institute is a travelling platform for the itinerant exhibition of art. Suitcase Institute artworks can travel to and be presented in any location. While travelling, the suitcase is used as luggage. Presentations unpack / wrap-up open / close assemble / disassemble quickly. Suitcase Institute was founded in Hong Kong in 2018 by Willem Molesworth and Ysabelle Cheung. For more information on upcoming presentations, please visit