Date: 2021-03-20 - 2021-05-29

Touch As First Touch—CCCD Touch Art Space

Exhibition Period:20/3/2021 - 29/5/2021

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 12:00noon-7:00pm (Close on Public Holidays)

Address: L205-208, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong

About the exhibition

This exhibition gathers the incoherent and fragmented childhood memories of five artists, looking back to reach the little girl who thought she has no right to choose, the little boy who dared to challenge the power structure a creativity in the classrooms and games, the courage to feel and learn with the body, the shock when we first encountered the taboos and norms of the society, the innocent and unforgettable moments…


Some of these fragments may be the imagination of the memories, and some are feeling so real, as if it just happened recently, arousing resonance among us.

Do you still have the courage to try, feel, and go on an adventure again?

We invite you to join us. In this turbulent era, we can kick off conversations with ourselves and others by looking back at the past.


Idea of Curation

Do you still remember the new clothes worn for Chinese New Year when you were young?

Do you still remember how your favorite food in elementary school gave you endless aftertaste?

Do you still remember your favorite childhood games?

Do you still remember places you often visited in childhood? 

What smells, colors, sounds and any special places in your memories impress you? Let more people know the childhood of your generation through the artworks, and talk to the childlike innocence of different ages.

 ──  Comma (Artscompana)

In a blink of an eye, the epidemic has been in Hong Kong for almost a year. Some people say that it is a year of suspension; some say it is a chaotic year. The society is still turbulent, and daily life is no longer routine. It is a fortunate chance that our exhibition can continue.

Friends said the year was wasted and the autonomy of life was lost. Many people feel depressed and panic, and can't imagine how long this situation will last.

People are destitute. While people are full of sullenness, scientists around the world have pointed out that with decline of global economic activities, and the emissions of gas related to energy consumption and transportation have also been greatly reduced. Indeed, we have all walked too fast and developed too quickly in the past. For those of us who are forced to stop, it is a good time to calm down, settle and reflect on ourselves, having self conservation. Knowing yourself is the subject of a lifetime.

“Touch As First Touch”, the theme of this exhibition, as modern artists Christo and Jeanne Claude describe: “The temporary quality of the projects is an aesthetic decision...Those feelings are usually reserved for other temporary things such as childhood and our own life.” Childhood also affects one's habits and character, even the current decision.

Recalling decades of student life , my school and home have always been by the sea. I clearly remember the thin smell of the sea; the days of supplementary lessons and extracurricular activities every day. When school is over, it is already an orange-yellow twilight period. Probably for this reason, I like to go to the seaside when frustrated, especially watching sunsets. Recent years when I stare at the Victoria Harbor again, I don't know when the shore became that narrow. I feel like I can walk to the opposite shore on foot. Can I still call it Victoria Harbor in the future? I can't help but feel that Hong Kong, a small fishing port, is indeed long gone. How far is my memory from the present? How far is the fact that I know from reality?

I hope you can take this exhibition to look back, explore, pack up, and set off again.

──  Tiffy



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The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the Expanding the Horizons of Touch Art only, but does not otherwise take part in it.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the materials/activities are those of the organisers of Expanding the Horizons of Touch Art only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.



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