Silent Impact

May 14, 2010 – May 16, 2010
Turbine Hall, Tate Modern
London, UK

Lam Tung Pang, Lee Kit, Leung Chi Wo, Cédric Maridet, Morgan Wong Wing Fat


Para Site Art Space’s Participation in Tate Modern’s No Soul For Sale Festival

Para Site Art Space is honoured to announce its participation in Tate Modern’s No Soul For Sale Festival. For the first time a group of artists from Hong Kong present their art works in a project by Tate Modern. Hong Kong’s participation includes Lam Tung Pang, Lee Kit, Leung Chi Wo, Cédric Maridet and Morgan Wong Wing Fat. “This project is a great push for the visibility of the Hong Kong art scene, and the result of Para Site Art Space increasing international network,” said Para Site’s Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya.

The project under the title of Silent Impact reflects a paradox that is exemplified in Chinese by the words ‘Harmony’ and ‘Deep-Rooted Conflict’. Through these concepts, art is positioned to explore various issues in our society, from city to environment and from history to language. These two notions interact in a way that creates new cultural, political and social meanings. These multiple densities and strategies are expressed through the architectural structure that hosts the exhibits. Made of plywood and Plexiglas, it is a display device that accommodates the conceptual and material needs of the exhibited projects.

Lam Tung Pang, Lee Kit and Morgan Wong Wing Fat present performance and installation-based works, whilst Cédric Maridet and Leung Chi Wo showcase sound and photography based works respectively. Lam Tung Pang conducts a three-day performance where the artist draws and subsequently erases the image of mountain from Hong Kong. Lee Kit has selected a performance based on his Nivea Cream Series. Leung Chi Wo researches on the connection between Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and London’s Buckingham Palace. Cédric Maridet reproduces Hong Kong’s wet market soundscapes, whilst Morgan Wong Wing Fat addresses the fragility of the artist community in the social network. All the works have been selected to be displayed in the open environment of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. As part of this event on Friday May 15 at 3:00pm, a performance/talk under the title Hong Kong: politics behind our life is conducted by the artists, on the site of the Turbine Hall.


Curator: Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya

Curatorial collaborator: Leung Chi Wo

This Project is supported by: Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Hanart TZ Gallery, Annie Wong Art Foundation, Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and an anonymous donor.


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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



About No Soul For Sale

No Soul For Sale is a festival of independents that brings together the most interesting not-for-profit art spaces from around the world, which takes place from May 14 to May 16 2010 at Tate Modern in London. No Soul For Sale is curated by Maurizio Catellan, Massimiliano Gioni and Cecilia Alemani.

As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations at Tate Modern, this edition of No Soul For Sale takes place in the unique setting of the Turbine Hall, which for a weekend is transformed into a gathering point for the most exciting, innovative and respected not-for-profit centers, alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises from around the world. Each invited organization is offered a pre-assigned space in the Turbine Hall for free. Tate provides approximately 25 square meters of floor space. More than 45,000 visitors are expected.