Somewhere in Time

Kwong San Tang, Nga Chi Yuen
5.10 - 26.10.2023
Mon 15:00 – 20:00
Tue to Fri 10:00 – 20:00
Sat 09:30 – 18:00
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
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Untitled ©️ Kwong San Tang, Nga Chi Yuen

In the 1950s, the British Hong Kong Government installed public phone booths across Hong Kong.


We selected one of these now disused booths, about one square metre in size, wrapped it in a reflective cover, and drilled a hole into a coin from the colonial era, making a pinhole darkroom. Through inverted images, the viewer shuttles back and forth between landmarks before and after the handover, tracing the shifting political relationship between ‘deconstruction’ and ‘construction’.

Untitled ©️ Kwong San Tang, Nga Chi Yuen

A discarded phone booth, waiting to be dismantled, a memento of the Queen still being circulated today.

Untitled ©️ Kwong San Tang, Nga Chi Yuen

Kwong San Tang was born in Guangdong and now lives in Hong Kong. His practice combines photographs, drawings, objects and videos that trace intergenerational family memories and social history. Through reorganising and reinterpreting old belongings, family photo albums, and documents in a range of media, he explores the subtle, intricate and complex connections between longing, loss, and belonging.


Nga Chi Yuen was born and lives in Hong Kong. She draws inspiration from the contradictions between living conditions and working experience. In recent years, she has mainly explored themes revolving around animals, the state of captive animals, and the relationships and similarities between these states and the human condition, from historical, geographical, and political perspectives.

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