Burger Collection launches a long-term exhibition platform and research project, developed and realized with 1a space, an artist-run organization in Hong Kong. I Think It Rains, the first exhibition, opens in May 2013 at the heritage site of the Cattle Depot Artist Village in To Kwa Wan, Kowloon. I Think It Rains, will feature works and performances by some 20 artists and writers from Hong Kong and abroad. Centering on installation and video works, the exhibition will explore time, history, and artistic process. It represents a further installment of the Quadrilogy, the Burger Collection’s exhibition and research program, curated by Daniel Kurjaković.
I Think It Rains is plotted as a platform for sustainable activities. The project will explore one possible mode of collaboration, connecting a local and an international organization, both mindful of the cultural specificity of Hong Kong and of contemporary currents in artistic practice. The collaboration aims to proliferate and branch out to a larger circle of artists and writers in Hong Kong and the region, as well as the local community or academia.
Apart from the exhibition, some of the further components of the yearlong activities are artist residencies, panels and workshops, performances, a magazine as well as the production of ephemera and a closing catalog documenting the first year. The title I Think It Rains is borrowed from a poem by Nigerian poet Wole Soyinka pointing to some of the motifs of the project: a sense of physical actuality, of details and multiplicity, of a continuous present and of a porous quality of space.
Site: Cattle Depot Artist Village
To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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May 24, 2013
Sites: Cattle Depot site and off-sites
Duration: one day and one night
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- List of Contributors | Exhibition
- List of Contributors | Performance Day
- About Burger Collection
- About 1a space
- Address, Dates and Opening Hours
Chow Yiu Fai
Kong Chun Hei
Lam Tung Pang
Lau Ching Ping
Ng Ka Chun
Annie Lai-kuen Wan
Clara Cheung & Gum Cheng & Price Chu
Lam Siu Wing
Lau Ching Ping
Ng Ka Chun
Wong Wai Yim
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Not just an ensemble of works, Burger Collection also engages in arts patronage, and has helped make possible the realization of various outstanding artistic endeavors. To see a selection of these projects please click here. Burger Collection is the patron of Para/Site (Hong Kong), KHOJ Alternative Space (New Delhi), Kunsthalle Zürich, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong Museum of Art, C&G Artpartment (Hong Kong), Swiss Institute (New York), Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
In recent years, works from the Burger Collection have been lent amongst others to institutions such as Fundacio Antoni Tapiès, Barcelona, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Hamburger Kunstverein, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, Serpentine Gallery, London, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Art Space, New Zealand, Venice Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Singapore Art Museum, São Paulo Biennial, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Art Institute of Chicago and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico.
1a space is operated by the Program Committee, governed by a Board of Directors. Operation funding of 1a space has been assisted by grants and donations. 1a space’s administration is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Throughout the years, 1a space has developed a reputation as one of the Hong Kong’s leading contemporary visual art organizations. 1a space has produced and organized more than 100 exhibitions and activities, and has been operating with international exchanges, cultural activities and festivals as well as interactive community art, arts education, art criticism and publications. 1a space has played a vital role in developing new frontiers for the visual art scene in Hong Kong and abroad. One of its major achievements has been to establish contemporary visual art within a wide viewing public, making it more popular and accessible.
Monique Burger, President
Daniel Kurjaković, Curator / Head of Program
Linda Jensen, Curatorial Asssistant
Joanna Lisiak, Administrative Director
Regula Himmelberger, Project Assistant
Laura Hindelang, Project Assistant
Katharina Suter, Senior Storage Manager
Doreen Merkel, Manager logistics on site
Philipp Hermann, Graphic Designer
Alain Kantarjian, Filmmaker, Artist Photographer
Evelyn Char, BC & 1a space Project Officer
Choi, Yan-chi, Vice Chairperson / Co-founder
Chris Chan, Gallery Director
Michelle Lee, Project Manager
Enoch Cheung, Artist and Curatorial Team Member
Cally Yu, Writer/Playwright and Curatorial Team Member
Anki Lau, Program Officer
Ada Ho, Project Assistant
63 Ma Tau Kok Rd
To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
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The exhibition and the performances are free and open to the public.
I Think It Rains: Exhibition
May 17– June 30, 2013
Tuesday–Friday: 1pm to 7pm
(during Art Basel Hong Kong, until 8pm)
Weekends and public holidays: 11am to 7pm
From Dusk Till Dawn: Performance Day
May 24, 2013, 11am to 10 pm