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East Asia Series I: A Compass in Hand


Centre for Heritage, Arts, and Textile / Hong Kong / Art

Since the 1950s, globalization has swiftly changed the economic and social landscape of East Asia. China has become a global hub for manufacturing and export; Japan is now the world’s third largest economy; South Korea is an industrial force. The first of a two-part series calls on 15 East Asian artists and art collectives to explore the connection between their region’s economy and identity. Although the exhibition focuses on textiles, a range of mediums are on view. Kim Hwang’s Good Good Market, a video art piece, presents a worker caressing a pillow while experiencing an existential crisis. And Hugh Davies’s fortune-telling game, made of wood and paper, is available to play at select times. —J.D.

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