PERFORMANCE X 4A
Presented in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, this critically curated programme will feature a series of diverse and compelling works by leading international artists.
Scheduled to take place throughout the six days of the Fair the programme will feature Tobias Gutmann, Anida Yeou Ali, Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan, Amrita Hepi and Enoch Cheng performing new iterations of some of their most lauded works.
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Gutmann’s hugely popular Face-o-mat returns to Asia after celebrated adventures in Papua New Guinea and Japan, to refigure and redesign the human portrait. Situated plein air in Street Food Central, Face-o-mat is the hybrid between the artist and an analog machine, whereby Gutmann draws abstract interpretations of what he sees in faces. Performing for two hours every day, participants will be selected by ballot draw, engaging ten portraits per hour.
Anida Yoeu Ali
Following her acclaimed performances across Europe, Anida Yoeu Ali will present a new iteration of The Red Chador at Art Central. The interdisciplinary performance explores the global agitator’s thematic interest in using religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. As a result of recent global events, Ali feels confused and anxious about the state of America, and will adapt her performance amongst signs instead of flags. Ali will research sayings for these signs from a myriad of sources, including notable political events such as the Umbrella Movement, and will weave through the crowds to encourage public engagement.
Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan
Hahan creates works characterised by an ongoing tussle between ‘high art’ and ‘low art’, blurring realism with decoration. Asking participants to consider the production and consumption of the cutting-edge art market and its ironies, this interactive work is centred around a simulated community “auction”, whereby audiences will be able to buy part of his work at the booth, starting at $500HKD.