October 16, 2016 - Spring Workshop | Hong Kong - Fall program 2016
October 16, 2016

Spring Workshop | Hong Kong

(1) View of Wong Wai Yin, Without Trying, 2016. Photo: Michael CW Chiu. Courtesy of the artist and Spring Workshop. (2) Wong Wai Yin, The ten seconds that determine whether A gets made into a work and Without Trying, 2016. Publication. Courtesy of the artist and Spring Workshop. (3) Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Schöneberger Ufer 00, 2016. Photo: Nick Ash. Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi.

Fall program 2016

Spring Workshop | Hong Kong
3/F Remex Centre
42 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Hong Kong

T +852 2110 4370


Spring Workshop presents its 2016 fall program:

Now–October 23
Wong Wai Yin: Without Trying 

November 19–December 18, 2016
Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff: Winter Sublet


Wong Wai Yin: Without Trying
The exhibition Without Trying marks a change in the direction of Wong Wai Yin’s practice as she introduces the profound ways that motherhood has transformed her personal convictions and philosophy on making art. During her five-year professional hiatus, Wong embarked on a learning adventure as she attempted to recalibrate herself to a new identity. The works that resulted—videos, paintings and installations—lay bare the ways in which she has come to terms with her fears and aspirations.

With self-effacing humor, her videos dramatize techniques for confronting obstacles, which range from stomping on various foods to purge negativity, to standing in 22-cm thick platforms in order to be taller than her partner, to filming herself in a permanent cycle of reincarnation. 

The works presented were created in part during her two-month residency at Spring Workshop this summer. A companion publication The ten seconds that determine whether A gets made into a work features Wong's personal reflections on art-making, and is published by Spring.

For the finissage on October 23, curator Anthony Yung will host a discussion with Wong and fellow artist Sarah Lai.


Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff: Winter Sublet 
For their fall residency at Spring Workshop, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff will produce a film at Spring, staging a series of public events which will function as scenes in service of a larger narrative. The filming and the film itself will act as a semi-fictionalized audit of the institutional mechanics of Spring Workshop.

Written collaboratively with other artists and writers, Henkel and Pitegoff’s film will embrace the infinite alternatives within the site of expected production: the residency. As Spring Workshop prepares for its final year, marking it with a program devoted to music, Henkel and Pitegoff will impose a love story onto Spring’s imagined future and restaged past. Centered on the Spring Workshop terrace looking out onto the brand new MTR station and Aberdeen's churning real estate developments, the film follows lovers’ collapse into a trap of repetition following their patterns of production and narcissism. The terrace functions as a farm, an island, a prison, where heartbreak is transformed into capital, and an obsession with material surroundings fuels a procedural drama of emotional and intellectual property.

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff are artists-in-residence at Spring Workshop in July 2016. 


Fall residents at Spring Workshop include Travis Jeppesen, Brian Kuan Wood, Joseph Grima, Koken Ergun, Saori Nakazawa, Lio Kuok Man, Tiffany Chung, Toru Hayashi, Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff and Ari Benjamin Meyers. 


About Spring Workshop
Based in Hong Kong, Spring Workshop is a cultural initiative that brings people together to experiment with the way we relate to art. In 2016, Spring Workshop received the Prudential Eye Award for Best Asian Contemporary Art Organization.

Spring Workshop | Hong Kong
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