Tai Kwun Conversations:
Hope — A Dialogue between Patricia Piccinini and Tobias Berger
Highly detailed and yet fantastically surreal, the art of the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini provokes viewers to rethink the boundaries between humans and other living things. For some, these hybrids might induce unease or fear, while for others, they spark hope and empathy. But how does the artist understand her works, and what is she inspired by?
Join the artist Patricia Piccinini as she engages in a conversation with the curator Tobias Berger, where they will be discussing her explorations of human and natural history, technological development, as well as the nature of progress. They will delve into the “unexpected consequences” of progress, a central theme of Piccinini’s work over three decades, which spans sculpture, photography, film and more. They will also share observations about how her works have been received and understood around the world—and the significance of her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, HOPE–Patricia Piccinini.
This conversation will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese. Afterwards, the audience will have the chance to ask the artist and the curator questions in a live Q&A session.
Please note that the galleries close at 7 pm, so remember to visit the exhibition before coming to the talk.
Tobias Berger, curator of HOPE
Tai Kwun Conversations is a monthly event that brings together brilliant minds from the fields of contemporary art, architecture, heritage, among many others. Join us to discover new artistic exchanges as well as outstanding practices in heritage conservation.