Tai Kwun Contemporary is thrilled to announce a new live art exhibition by the visionary artist and choreographer, Maria Hassabi. This is Hassabi’s first solo exhibition in Asia, and it promises to be an awe-inspiring experience for attendees. The exhibition, titled “Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror,” will feature live installations that explore the sculptural body, image-making, and the deceleration of time. The exhibition will run from 13 October to 26 November 2023.
Maria Hassabi is a trailblazing artist who has carved out a unique artistic practice that explores the relationship between the live body, the still image, and the sculptural object. Her works reflect on concepts of time and the human figure while employing a variety of media to emphasize the complexity of formal organization. Her works are always in dialogue with a site’s unique architecture, while conventions and hierarchies common to museums, theatres, and public spaces are taken into consideration.
“I’ll Be Your Mirror” gravitates around the production and transmission of images through the usage of mirrors dressed in gold. The exhibition will play with the myriad meanings and representations of gold in ancient and contemporary myths. The permanence of gold historically connected the substance to eternity and the divine, yet this desire to possess gold has also turned into a symbol of capital and accelerated consumerism. The paradox between the immutability of gold and the shifting perceptions of its representation echoes the tensions in Hassabi’s practice—between subjects and objects, dance and sculpture, the live body and still images, the spectacular and the everyday.
The exhibition is constructed by durational performances which run daily from 11 am to 7 pm Tuesdays to Sundays, performed by dancers from Hong Kong and around the world. The artist will also be present in the exhibition for the first half of the exhibition period. Additionally, Tai Kwun Contemporary will be hosting a conversation with the artist in October, and a series of public programs during the course of the exhibition.
Where? 10 Hollywood Rd, Central
When? 13 October to 26 November 2023
Time? Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm | Monday, CLOSED