Enrich HK and Curating Development (Goldsmiths, University of London) proudly present Beyond Myself, an international art exhibition held at The Hive Spring (just 2 mins from Wong Chuk Hang MTR) featuring the work of Filipino domestic worker artists in Hong Kong and London. The exhibition comes to Hong Kong following highly successful events at Goldsmiths, University of London and UP Vargas Museum in Manila.
The exhibition is FREE and all are welcome. It will be displayed from 26 April – 14 May, 9am-7pm (Mon-Fri and select Sundays). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to arrange a private tour for corporates and schools. Check out our Facebook event.
There are currently 370,000 migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, 190,000 of whom are from the Philippines. They are an integral part of our lives, caring for our homes, children and elderly. Beyond Myself makes their experiences visible by exploring the contributions and sacrifices of Filipino domestic workers through language, images and objects that are produced in their daily lives.
Accompanying events include:
Exhibition Launch (RSVP HERE)
Event Date: 26 April
Time: 7 – 9:30pm (Q&A with the artists at 8pm)
Venue: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen (just 2 stops from Admiralty)
Entrance: FREE. A voluntary donation of HK$100 will be requested at the door.
Reception for Domestic Worker Community (FREE)
Event Date: April 29
Venue: The Hive Spring
Screening of ‘The Helper Documentary’ and panel discussion
Event Date: May 2
Venue: The Hive Spring
For more information, contact us at 2386 5811 or email@example.com
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS?
Beyond Myself curates visual images produced through participatory arts-based workshops with Filipino migrants in London and Hong Kong led by the Curating Development programme of Goldsmiths, University of London. The workshops were organized in conjunction with local project partners: Enrich in Hong Kong, Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Filipino Domestic Workers Association in London.
The exhibition additionally features artwork and films by award-winning Filipino artist Nathalie Dagmang, Hong Kong-based domestic worker artist collective Guhit Kulay, and rights organization Voices of Women Media (VOW Media).
Beyond Myself is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, with additional contributions from the British Academy project Big Data, Live Methods and Surveillance Subjectivities. The exhibition has also been supported by Scalabrini Migration Center, The University of Hong Kong’s Department of Sociology, and Keele University.