March 11, 2015 - Spring Workshop | Hong Kong - Days push off into nights
March 11, 2015

Days push off into nights

Jewyo Rhii, Cooling System, 2010. Wood, metal, plastic, ice block. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London. Photo: Kitmin Lee.

Days push off into nights 
February 28–April 26, 2015

Spring Workshop
3/F Remex Centre
42 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Hong Kong
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Olga Chernysheva, Moyra Davey, Elmgreen & Dragset, Cevdet Erek, Lee Kit, Job Koelewijn, Jewyo Rhii, and Magdalen Wong

Curated by Christina Li

“How does one begin the day?” asked Félix González-Torres in a letter to his friend and gallerist Andrea Rosen. Do we wake, and succumb to our automated routines, errands and communications with no second left idle or wasted in waiting? Do we pass through our days with no pauses to breathe nor encounter ourselves?

Days push off into nights is a series of situations that compose a common space of stillness. Evoking a suspended period at the intersection of writing, solitude, and self-reflection, the artworks are born from and point to the necessary recesses often buried in our hurried lives. 

With Subway Writers, Moyra Davey transforms a series of photos of her encounters on the New York Metro into letter wrappers mailed abroad; in Relief 2: 25 March 2009–6 Jan 2012, Job Koelewijn shares stacks of tape cassettes documenting his daily practice of reading aloud. The metallic tapes of Magdalen Wong’s Sunrise, Sunset unfurl over the course of days, while Olga Chernysheva’s video installation presents five vignettes from her native Russia. Jewyo Rhii’s cooling systems and typewriter coax the viewer into her world of slowly melting ice and hieroglyphs, and Lee Kit’s site-specific commissions were created as he worked alone in the closed space over the lunar new year holiday, and draw on Lee’s archive of found images, revived in minimal projections embedded in the architecture of the space.

Alongside the material temporal traces in the above situations, performative works include Elmgreen & Dragset’s new production, Hong Kong Diaries, showcasing six weeks of daily journals by five diarists; and SSS – Shore Scene Soundtrack by Cevdet Erek, performed by percussionist Heidi Law during the opening, and later activated by audiences throughout the exhibition. 

The show coincides with the appointment of Christina Li to a one-year directorship of Spring Workshop starting in August. 

For more information on Days push off into nights, please click here

This exhibition is generously supported by Mondriaan Fund, AXA and Stefano Del Vecchio.

Current and upcoming residencies at Spring Workshop:
Wu Tsang (MarchMay and October–December)
HK Farm (September 2014–August)
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (June)

Based in Hong Kong, Spring Workshop is a non-profit arts space committed to an international cross-disciplinary program of artist and curatorial residencies, exhibitions, music, film and talks.

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