For the 2015 edition of the Art Basel show in Hong Kong, Para Site is pleased to present a solo presentation In Stasis by Sarah Lai Cheuk Wah. Building on its established practice over the years at the art fair, Para Site provides the opportunity for an emerging local artist to experiment and extend their practice through collaboration and support from Para Site’s curatorial team. Previous years featured, among others.
Para Site selectedafter a series of studio visits and discussions about the trajectory that her practice has undertaken. work has always revealed her interest in the nuances behind everyday objects and steadily, the limitations of the painting medium. For Para Site’s booth at Art Basel, will look into the increasing use of subversive surveillance technology in the post 9/11 world, and in light of recent events in Hong Kong. Working with objects linked to potential violence, produces a mixed media installation that conveys both this brutality and the futile frustrations of everyday citizens confronted with it. Having moved beyond the framework of the painting language, presentation is a compelling direct personal reflection on Hong Kong over the last year.