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after the deluge – media artist Kingsley Ng
6 January, 2018 - 31 January, 2018
after the deluge is the second exhibition within the JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power programme and is presented by internationally acclaimed media artist Kingsley Ng. after the deluge will be presented at Tai Hang Tung Storage Tank. The underground space has been made available for Ng’s site-specific work of art in an unprecedented move from the Drainage Services Department. Tai Hang Tung Storage Tank will be taken over by after the deluge for three weeks, during which the unique space will be open for guided tours. The exhibition continues Ng’s exploration of human response to nature in extreme weather, and the impact of climate change, it is a theme that was initiated in his 2016 work Spring: A Homage to Liang Quan at the OzAsia Festival in Adelaide. Inspired by the ancient Chinese myth, Yu the Great, which tells the story of the legendary ruler famed for his visionary flood control initiatives, the installation draws attention to the unknown heroes continuously working on Hong Kong’s flood control, and their heritage which is so uniquely Hong Kong’s. Tai Hang Tung Storage Tank was the first large-scale underground flood storage tank in Hong Kong. Finished in 2004, the tank has the capacity of 40 Olympic-size swimming pools, and was created in response to severe flooding in the late 90s – so bad that Nathan Road was dubbed Nathan River. Guided tours must be booked. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday and closed Monday.