For the last one and a half months, Serene Hui has been working intensively in the Studio+Archival Project, revisiting the archival materials of Para Site. She has shared parts of her observation and inspiration via the work logs on our social media. During the studio open day on Saturday, 13 November, the artist is looking forward to sharing her research methodology, findings, and ideas for her upcoming project. Don’t miss the chance to have an in-depth conversation with her!
About the artist:
Serene Hui is an artist based in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. Her artistic practice aims to reframe and rethink conditions of the contemporary through politically driven art-making and research. She is particularly interested in the notion that aesthetics and politics both draft maps of the in/visible—trajectories between the visible and the sayable, relationships between modes of being and saying, and modes of doing and making. She addresses obscurity and nuances by creating an ontological shift of displacement in her installations, live works, and writings. Through juxtaposing and converging dissimilar situations, the works raise questions such as how one responds to, or what one can possibly get out of—the moment of conflict, estrangement or resistance, whilst exploring the diverse meanings of its complex contents—questions of authorship, authenticity, and authority. Serene received her MA from The Royal Academy, The Hague. In 2021, she released the book-length publication ‘May We Live In Interesting Times—The Politics and Poetics of Ambivalence’ and is now showing two new commissioned works at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong.