I Think It Rains
2, Hong Kong

I Think It Rains
2, Hong Kong

Burger Collection

Vittorio Santoro, There Is Something You Should Know (Lufttanker–Airbus), 2005. Collage, newspaper images and graphite on paper, framed, different formats, 29 x 38.5 cm (frame size); part of There Is Something You Should Know, 2005, a group of 12 collages. Courtesy of the artist. © Vittorio Santoro. Photograph by Marco Blessano.
May 6, 2013
I Think It Rains Quadrilogy 2, Hong Kong

May 16–June 30, 2013

Cattle Depot Artist Village
63 Ma Tau Kok Road
To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Opening: May 16, 6–10pm
Hours: May 17–June 30:
Tuesday–Friday 1–7pm
(during Art Basel Hong Kong, until 8pm),
weekends and public holidays 11am–7pm

Performance day: May 24, From Dusk Till Dawn
Detailed program to be announced soon


Curated by Daniel Kurjaković

I Think It Rains is a long-term platform originating in a collaboration between Burger Collection and 1a space. Opening May 16, 2013, the exhibition will feature works by some 20 artists and writers from Hong Kong and abroad.

May 16, 6–10pm: Soft opening of the exhibition I Think It Rains
Cattle Depot Artist Village

May 24, one day and one night: From Dusk Till Dawn (Performance Day)
Cattle Depot Artist Village and off-sites

Contributors (Exhibition)
Bani Abidi
Fiona Banner
Pierre Bismuth
Muhanned Cader
Filipa César
Alejandro Cesarco
Enoch Cheung
Reds Cheung
Choi Yan-chi
Chow Yiu Fai
Ryan Gander
Gao Weigang
Florian Germann
Jon Kessler
Kong Chun Hei
Lam Tung Pang
Lau Ching Ping
Ng Ka Chun
Kingsley Ng
Pak Sheung-chuen
Vittorio Santoro
Fiete Stolte
Annie Lai-kuen Wan
Cally Yu

I Think It Rains | Cattle Depot Artist Village
Originally used as a slaughterhouse from 1908 to 1999, Cattle Depot was renovated and developed into a village for artists in 2001 and is now listed as a national heritage site. Today it houses numerous cultural organizations and artist studios. Burger Collection’s engagement with the site and its artistic community—especially 1a space—is to be understood as a celebration of the tradition of independent and artist-run cultural production. More specifically, I Think It Rains—which presents both existing works from Burger Collection as well as new works and contributions from the involved artists and writers—might be said to indirectly refer back to important periods of the Hong Kong art scene, echoing for example the ’90s installation movement in Hong Kong. Centering on installation and video works, the exhibition will explore time, history, and artistic process.

Source shelf
Shelves dispersed throughout the various spaces of I Think It Rains will “unfold” processes of how artworks are constructed and imagined—conceptually, philosophically, or poetically. Source materials collected in binders will exemplify ways in which artists collect information, formalize observations and test out certain paths of inquiry. Amongst the types of materials presented on the shelves will be sketches, collages, photographs, scripts, quotes, newspaper articles, diagrams, copies of books, texts, etc. which overall relate to the work exhibited, or the artist’s practice at large.

In residence
Burger Collection invites Muhanned Cader, Filipa César, Florian Germann and Fiete Stolte to take part in an artist residency in To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong. In light of creating a new body of work, the artists have been invited to carry out research, and to explore the cultural institutions and historical sites of Hong Kong and its vicinity.

From Dusk Till Dawn
During one full day (including one night from dusk till dawn) various artists will engage in performative activities in and around the Cattle Depot Artist Village. Unfolding on May 24, the activities will range from community-oriented interventions, impromptu experiments, artist-led walks and explorations of the urban space. From Dusk Till Dawn will give a glimpse of the ways artists create sites of encounter and participation, and how these realms positively and indispensably, differ from academic, or social, protocols of exchange.

Torrent No. 1
May 2013 marks the release date of the first issue of Torrent, Burger Collection’s new art bulletin. After the debut of the pilot edition in summer 2012—dedicated to Indian artist Nalini Malani and her well-received installation In Search of Vanished Blood for dOCUMENTA (13)—Torrent No. 1 will feature an exciting array of contributions, with visual presentations by artists and conversations with cultural practitioners. Editors: Daniel Kurjaković and Linda Jensen

Design: Philipp Herrmann

Choi Yan Chi
Enoch Cheung
Martha Colburn
David Platzker
Vittorio Santoro
Annie Lai-kuen Wan
Lawrence Weiner
Paul Winstanley
Cally Yu

About Quadrilogy
As of 2009, the Burger Collection is realizing the multi-regional exhibition and research project called Quadrilogy under the curatorial leadership of Daniel Kurjaković.

About Burger Collection
Burger Collection is a private collection of contemporary art initiated in the mid-1990s with emphases in Euro-American, Indian and Asian art. Currently, it includes more than 1,200 works by some 200 artists.

About 1a space
1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong art workers.

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May 6, 2013

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