Kacey Wong, Hong Kong

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Kacey Wong (b.1970) makes experimental art projects that investigate the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He thinks being an artist is similar to being a detective, the case on hand is to investigate the self. He was the winner of 2012 HK Contemporary Arts Award given by HK Art Museum and Best Artist Award in 2010. He is the founding member of Art Citizens and Street Design Union, which investigate artist and designer’s role in social political causes, also a former member of Para/Site Art Space. His mobile tricycle project Wandering Homes was featured at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale in Italy. His floating house Paddling Home was performed in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and his mobile bulk bed Sleepwalker was the star feature during the 2010 and 2012’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture exhibition.

With Public Delivery Exhibition Utopian Days, 2014

The Real Culture Bureau, 2012
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea


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Utopian Days – Freedom was an exhibition at one of Korea’s leading art museums

Spaces
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Nowon Culture and Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

Artists
Adel Abdessemed
Lida Abdul
Phil America
Ivan Argote
Chim↑Pom
Minerva Cuevas
Chto Delat?
Cyprien Gaillard
Yang-Ah Ham
Andre Hemer
Tehching Hsieh
Zhang Huan
Jani Leinonen
Klara Liden
Armando Lulaj
Matt McCormick
Filippo Minelli
Wang Qingsong
Andres Serrano
Manit Sriwanichpoom
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Kacey Wong
Xijing Men
He Yunchang

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Performance July 1st, 2012
Cameraman: Alvin Wong

Exhibited: The Real Culture Bureau, 2012

The Real Culture Bureau, filmed in Hong Kong by local artist Kacey Wong, portrays a corrupted government official, which for the artist embodies money and violence often seen in mainland China. The artist built a pink tank out of cardboard, rode it through downtown Hong Kong, and threw fake money to real politicians and other real local political parties to prevent them from putting up resistance against his imaginary Pink Party and demanded harmonious silence from them. This performance, just executed a few kilometers north in Mainland China would have him earned at least a jail sentence in one of their notorious prisons, currently temporary houses for many artists and other free spirits.

 



Artist talk for Utopian Days, 2014 (excerpt)
From 18min 55sec

Wong talks The Real Culture Bureau with Public Delivery (2014)

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