How to Make Space

Central Oasis Gallery, Hong Kong
June 25-July 23, 2016
Co curated with Jennifer Davis
Presented by the apexart Franchise Program 2015-2016
Additional funding from the Graham Foundation (Chicago)
Artists: Stephanie Comilang, Devora Neumark, Tings Chak

Temporary structures built by Hong Kong’s female migrant domestic workers were the project’s point of departure through, which spatial and social strategies to counter societal and systemic oppression and labour exploitation were considered.
Exhibition brochure here

 How to Make Space, installation view, Tings Chak, Suitable Accommodation, 2016   

How to Make Space, installation view, Tings Chak, Suitable Accommodation, 2016

 

    Installation view, Devora Neumark in collaboration with Open Door and Rowena Yin-Fan Chan, Part of the Family? ,  2016, Letters written by families to their domestic workers 

 

Installation view, Devora Neumark in collaboration with Open Door and Rowena Yin-Fan Chan, Part of the Family?, 2016, Letters written by families to their domestic workers 

    Installation view, Stephanie Comilang ,  Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise), 2016, Video with sound, 30 mins (still)

 

Installation view, Stephanie Comilang, Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise), 2016, Video with sound, 30 mins (still)

Above: Devora Neumark installation image; Stephanie Comilang video still and installation images; three images of work and drawing workshop by Tings Chak

Below, Hong Kong research images: 
Pilipino women use cardboard in images 1, 2 HSBC plaza; 3, 4, 5 Central (former Central Market) 
Indonesian women use tarp in images 6, 7, 8 at Mei Foo Park