18 Degrees Of Acclimation
The visibility of Hong Kong artists in North America remains relatively low, especially when compared to artists of the other Chinese diasporas. Yet, the creative voices of this former British colony are indispensable parts to a holistic understanding of contemporary Chinese art and contemporary Asian art in general. This exhibition, entitled “18 degrees of Acclimation,” showcases artistic outputs by a group of up-and-coming Hong Kong artists who are either currently residing in New York, or have previously worked in New York and possess an affinity with the city. Instead of relying on a pre-fabricated curatorial rhetoric that is driven by a desire to locate an identity forcefully, this exhibition will simply make visible the diverse artistic interests of China's most affluent and Westernized metropolis.