My Body Holds Its Shape

My Body Holds Its Shape: Online Programmes

Contemporary Art Programme

My Body Holds Its Shape

Contemporary Art Programme

My Body Holds Its Shape Guided Tour

Contemporary Art Programme
Time
Please refer to the programme introduction Timetable
Location
Online
Price
Free of charge

General

Stay connected with us from far and near.

Tai Kwun Contemporary launches an online series of tours and conversations, in addition to our VR 360° virtual gallery. On select Wednesdays and Saturdays in August, we will live-stream tours of our current exhibitions and conversations with artists. We hope to highlight the enduring power of art in connecting people and communities, and to sustain an inquisitive attitude towards our world at this challenging time.  

In these live presentations, you can submit your questions and engage with your fellow attendees through the chat function.

Programme Timetable

Online Tour of My Body Holds Its Shape

Date Time Language Host
12.08.2020 (Wed) 5-6pm English Xue Tan
22.08.2020 (Sat) 5-6pm Cantonese Jill Angel Chun

Curator and Artists' Talk

Date & Time Curator Artists
Performing Live in Quarantine
(English)
15.08.2020 (Sat)
7-8:30pm
Xue Tan Eisa Jocson

Curator and Artists' Talk

Performing Live in Quarantine: Eisa Jocson in conversation with curator Xue Tan 

Date: 15.08.2020 (Sat)
Time: 7-8:30pm
Language: English
Live medium: Zoom, Tai Kwun Contemporary Facebook page & "Watch Party" on Tai Kwun Facebook page

A choreographer, dancer, and visual artist based in Manila, Eisa Jocson explores the politics of the Philippine body, particularly with regards to the questions of representation and visibility, on a spectrum between coercion and choice. She looks at how the body moves, physically and across borders, and the conditions under which it moves. 

For her new project Zoo—the third part of her Happyland series—Jocson continues her research on labour and fantasy production. The work starts off by looking into the animal characters played by humans in theme parks, caged animals in zoos, and eventually turning to the global quarantine conditions.

With the pandemic raging all over the world and with the consequent travel bans and social distancing measures, Zoo has been able to continue developing physically and virtually in the exhibition space. In this conversation, the artist Eisa Jocson will be joined by the curator Xue Tan, where they will be sharing more about responsivities of this project in the time of COVID19, and the performativity of a virtual body.

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*the Zoom ID will be sent to your registered email address after submission

Online Tour of My Body Holds Its Shape

Date: 12.08.2020 (Wed)
Time: 5-6pm
Host: Xue Tan, curator of My Body Holds Its Shape 
Language: English
Live medium: Zoom, Tai Kwun Contemporary Instagram 

Join Xue Tan, curator of My Body Holds Its Shape, on a live tour of the group exhibition My Body Holds Its Shape, where you will get to learn more about the artworks and also ask Xue Tan questions live!

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*the Zoom ID will be sent to your registered email address after submission


Date: 22.08.2020 (Sat)
Time: 5-6pm
Host: Jill Angel Chun
Language: Cantonese
Live medium: Zoom, Tai Kwun Contemporary Instagram 

Join Jill Angel Chun, assistant curator of My Body Holds Its Shape, on a live tour of the group exhibition My Body Holds Its Shape, where you will get to learn more about the artworks and also ask Jill Chun questions live!

Register now
*the Zoom ID will be sent to your registered email address after submission