Art After Hours 2019

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

Poetry Reading with Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay

Film Screening & Kukangendai Music Performance

One ear to hear - on(h)(e)ar)

Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

Spitting Spirits: from hip hop to acoustic sound with MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

Yuk Hui: Book Launch

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

Date & Time

9 Mar 2019 11:30am-1pm


2/F, JC Contemporary


Free of charge


This reading event is an extended activity of the previous exhibition "Our Everyday—Our Borders".

14 Years Old & World & Border embodies the outcome of workshops conducted by Motoyuki Shitamichi with secondary school students in various Asian countries and regions starting in 2013. In these workshops, he had dialogues with students, looking for their ”borders” in daily lives; using newspapers as a medium, these tiny voices are documented and published along with important news. The artist cut out the newspaper clips, and edited into this book 14 Years Old & World & Border, which includes articles collected from students in Hong Kong that was posted on Sunday Ming Pao.

14 Years Old & World & Border is a “travelling book”. It is not to be sold but rather to be circulated nomadically. The artist hopes that the book could break through the boundaries of an art museum, letting the tiny stories circulate, travelling from one’s world to another.

We sincerely invite you to join us to read and exchange with Motoyuki Shitamichi, and discover the borders between individuals, spaces and societies of 14-year-olds around the world—borders that are more than the physical boundaries.


Motoyuki Shitamichi

Motoyuki Shitamichi graduated from Musashino Art University's Department of Painting in 2001. Profoundly interested in narratives that have largely been forgotten and buried by our everyday lives and concerns, the works of Motoyuki Shitamichi neither document scenes nor archive historical facts but rather tend to address the issues of the everyday through the exploration of personal and public histories. For example, Shitamichi has spent four years travelling around Japan, surveying and photographing the remains of gun emplacements, fighter hangars, and other military structures, finally publishing these works in the "Bunkers series” (2001–2005). He has also photographed the Torii (the Japanese shrine gates) extant in America, Taiwan, Russia, Korea, and other locations from the era of the Japanese colonial occupation of these countries, as seen in his renowned “Torii series” (2006–2012).  

His works are exhibited in both local and international exhibitions, including "Our Everyday—Our Borders", Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2018-2019); “Gwangju Biennale 2019”, Gwangju, South Korea (2018). He is currently participating in Venice Biennale as one of the representatives of Japan.

Rooftop Institute

Rooftop Institute (RT) originated from the idea of the “rooftop” as a traditional space of communal learning in Hong Kong; its mission is to develop a series of imaginings and practices enacted towards the concepts of space, community, learning and exchange.

RT’s programme is intended to develop artist-in-residence schemes. It invites Asian and local artists to conduct artistic research and discussions on contemporary social and cultural issues; for instance, to touch upon topics like colony, borders, migration, foreign workers and mixed marriage. Rooftop Institute received from Hong Kong Arts Development Council the Certificate of Merit of Award for Arts Education (non-school division) in 2018.