*POSTPONED* “Changelings” Art Gallery Pop-Up
12 February - 6 March
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
WOAW presents a duo exhibition with work by Spanish artist Cristina BanBan and American artist Charlie Roberts. The exhibition, entitled “Changelings” curated by Case Studyo, will run from 12 February to 6 March at WOAW in Wan Chai. It’s the first time the duo have exhibited in Hong Kong, giving a wonderful prelude to the arts month.
The exhibition confronts two artists that share a common interest in the form of the human body, pushing the boundaries of the proportions of their subjects. As a synonym of “shapeshifters”, changelings have the ability to physically transform through an inherently superhuman ability. By contorting and twisting them, they both investigate human action and motivation, as well as the blurred relationship between the real and the imagination. They inevitably formulate an answer to the social expectations, norms and values of society.
Each in their unique way, both BanBan and Roberts transform their figures using humour and a brave energy to create works that are filled with intimacy and directness. Besides art pieces, the exhibition is complemented by an edition by each artist (a rug by BanBan and a small bronze sculpture by Roberts), as well as a collection of apparel.