Events Around the World

Before the Rain

Exhibition / Australia
January 21, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Center for Contemporary Asian Art
181 — 187 Hay Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Before the onset of a downpour there is a moment of heavy humidity that hangs low in the air. Building over time it signals the inevitability of a deluge that will interrupt and intercept patterns of normality. For Hong Kong, a city defined by humidity, the deluge that began on September 28 2014 was the result of a long and steady buildup of uncertainty, anxiety and the long held need to articulate a cohesive identity for the city.  Before the Rain addresses the tensions that precipitated the recent political and civil urgency in Hong Kong and the city’s pressing need to reimagine its future.

Grantees: Xiao Lihe, Liu Wei, Hu Xiangqian