Activity: Other activity › Exhibition of creative works (not for CDCF T61)
Poetic Heritage explores the critical and creative relationships between heritage and contemporary art through the works of six artists/artist groups from Hong Kong and beyond. Each of the artists offers insight on the many ways that “heritage” provides a productive lens to engage with contemporary issues, while expanding on the notion of “heritage” itself. In doing so, the exhibition also considers how much power and agency individuals have in determining what is retained and reimagined of our heritage. In the installation Sound of Silence, Leung Mee-ping uses aged roof tiles as a medium for exploring themes of attachment and rootedness to place. Leung collected long-disused tilesfrom the northern part of Hong Kong, where old traditional village houses with tiled roofs and grey brick walls still remain. Rather than their original purpose of providing protection for the inhabitants, they are reinterpreted as a documentary heritage of their era. The hammering devices they are now equipped with evoke the dribbling sound of rain.