Tiny West Kowloon Biennale (Take 2)
Tipping Point, Community Art of No Return
Becoming the immediate past, politics of disappearance
Since Wooferten opened its door in 2009, people brought in various kinds of things. Some people gave us artifacts that they think are artistic and worth exhibiting; some people just gave us things for different unknown reasons.
There is also a greater portion of objects, that originally belong to a number of families and local stores, which have moved or closed down recently and just do not want to dispose them to the dumpfill. No doubt these objects reflect (or actually formed) the ways of living and cultural histories of the community in Yau Ma Tei.
As a community art space, in just a short span of a year and a half, Wooferten witnesses the aging community being swiped by the frenzy property market, almost on the brink of a tipping point. By curating an exhibition out of all the items people brought to us, we tries to provide a intriguing show as well as continue to reflect further on the role of a community art space, that part one of our first Tiny West Kowloon Biennial has raised.
出版品Harold Szeemann--with by through because towards despite
Opening Special Ceremony: 2/4/2011 (sat) 7pm
Opening the curatorial bible:
Harold Szeemann--with by through because towards despite
以是次展覽策展靈感的策展先鋒Harold Szeemann紀念其髮型師祖父的策展史經典展覽《祖父：像我們的先鋒》（Grossvater: Ein Pionier wie wir, １９７４）為主題的一次讀書討論會，由策展人劉建華主持。
Reading Group: 9/4/2011 (Sat) 3pm
A reading group host by Lau Kin Wah, discussing over the exemplar exhibition curated by pioneer curator Harold Szeemann (1933-2005), namely the Grand Father: A Pioneer Like Us (1974) which the curator got his inspiration from, as in relation to the total work of art concept behind the present show: Tipping POint, Community Art of No Return
Sharing and Discussion: What does community art serve and what the community deserves?
16/4 3pm (To be confirmed)
開放時間：逢星期二至日，下午1:00 至 晚上8:00（公眾假期休息）
主辦 : 活化廳 Woofer Ten
媒體查詢／活動報名 : 3485-6499
網頁： http://www.wooferten.org/ ／ http://tinywestkowloonbiennalepart2.blogspot.com/
Exhibition: 2/4(sat) - 28/4(sun)
Venue: Wooferten, 404, Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun, 1pm to 8pm (Close on Public Holidays)
Organized by: Woofer Ten
Website： www.wooferten.org ／ http://tinywestkowloonbiennalepart2.blogspot.com/