Hao Jingban: Uninvited Guests

27 Nov 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
Special Performance: 24 November 2018, Saturday, 4:30-5pm (RSVP only)
Opening Reception: 24 November 2018, Saturday,  5 – 6:30pm
Artist will be present.

Hao Jingban’s first solo exhibition at Blindspot Gallery — “Uninvited Guests” – will feature three new video works from the artist’s most recent project using the Manchukuo of the 1930s-40s as background. The artist conducts historical investigation, archival research, field study and personal interviews, tracing back to the propaganda, drama and documentary films, as well as related figures, from the period of the Manchukuo Film Association. By weaving real and fictional narratives in video, reenactments and live performances, Hao explores the politicalness of visual language and the subjectivity of interpretation, revealing the power dynamics, border geopolitics and conflicting identities behind these performative mediums.

Renowned Benshi Mr. Ichiro Kataoka will give a live performance of one of the exhibited works, Forsaken Landsacpes. The performance will start promptly at 4:30pm. No entry after the performance starts. Limited seating, RSVP required to Ms. Sylvia Kwan (sylvia@blindspotgallery.com).