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Revisiting ‘A Journal of the Plague Year (2013)’ with Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero

Apr 1, 2020
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us this Wednesday 1 April at 8pm HKT for a live presentation via Zoom, where curators Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero will revisit their 2013 exhibition A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story.

Simply download the Zoom app from the iOS or Android App Store, and enter the meeting code shown above to watch the presentation.

Drawing from disparate narratives of 2003 in Hong Kong—the SARS epidemic, the first arrivals of mainland Chinese on individual tourist visas, the beginning of the democracy movement, as well as the death of Leslie Cheung, the exhibition traced the fears of disease and fears of other people, both colonial and recent, and the political and pop-cultural watersheds that have shaped Hong Kong identity in the years since. These themes have come back with renewed strength in the recent months of the Covid-19 crisis, with a similar profile of fear grappling our collective imagination.