The Racing Will Continue
The Dancing Will Stay

22. June. -18.. August. 2019
Guangdong Times Museum

Curated by 
Leo Li Chen

Participated Artists:

Chen Wei, Chen Zhou, Musquiqui Chihying and Chen Liang-Hsuan, Isaac Chong Wai, Jasper Fung, Gao Lei, Guo Hongwei, Hao Jingban, South Ho Siu Nam, Ko Sin Tung, Kwan Sheung Chi, Li Ran, Li Xiaobin, Liu Chuang, Jen Liu, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Tang Chao, Wang Bo, Wang Yin, Xin Yunpeng, Yao Qingmei, Samson Young, Yu Cheng-Ta

How might we live between constant planning and frustration, against the currents of the unknown and volatile times? How can we move forward amidst profuse confusion and predicament? These are the core questions that The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay seeks to explore. The exhibition title comes from a saying popularized in Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese civil society since the mid-1980s. The phrase suggests the speaker's expectations for a better future and the collective imagination of effective social systems. Over the past four decades, the Reform and Opening up of China and the handover of Hong Kong have instituted a common political vision, yet the individuals who find themselves suspended in real-life uncertainties. Showcasing the work of twenty-four artists and collectives, this exhibition considers the body and performativity as a method of responding to the absence and presence of the subject...

© Li  Xiaobin, photography, courtesy  of  the artist

Programming Schedule

Sat. 22 June - Performance: Aware of Vacuity, Isaac Chong Wai  
Sat. 6 July - Screening: Life Imitation, Chen Zhou
Sat. 20 July - Screening: Life Imitation, Chen Zhou  
Sat. 20 July - 
Panel Discussion with Curator Leo Li Chen and Artists Chen Zhou, Musquiqui Chihying and Chen Liang-Hsuan
Sun. 21 July - 
Lecture Performance: Gesture, Musquiqui Chihying and Chen Liang-Hsuan
Sat.10 August - Performance: The Red Detachment of Women, Jen Liu  
Sat.17 August - Live Electronic Improvisation: Transient Spikes, Jasper Fung  

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