Joseph Leung
The State Of Being Dragged
Opening: June 14 2022 5-8pm
Art Basel Week: June 15-19, 5-8PM
June 20 – July 2 Saturday 4-6
and by appointment

The State Of Being Dragged – the artworks by Hong Kong-based artist Joseph LEUNG Mong Sum (*1995) explore various forms of anxiety experienced when being dragged along physically, politically and digitally. In the face of this, adapting to friction of various kinds seems to be the only way out to overcome these fears. This exhibition is part of lotsremark Project‘s artist-in-residence programme and is gratefully supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The artist studied at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, followed by a residency at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York, and then completed the MFA programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He first attracted attention with his series The Flag Of Hong Kong Waving In Wind, which has been shown at lotsremark in September 2021. In autumn 2022, Joseph LEUNG will begin his PhD at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

https://leungmongsum.com

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The State Of Being Dragged – die Kunstwerke des in Hongkong lebenden Künstlers Joseph LEUNG Mong Sum (*1995) erforschen verschiedene Formen der Angst, die man erlebt, wenn man physisch, politisch und digital ‚mitgeschleift‘ wird. Angesichts dessen scheint die Anpassung an Reibungen verschiedener Art der einzige Ausweg zu sein, um diese Ängste zu überwinden. Diese Ausstellung ist Teil des Artist-in-Residence-Programms von lotsremark Project und wird dankenswerterweise vom Hong Kong Arts Development Council unterstützt.
Der Künstler studierte an der School of Creative Media der City University of Hong Kong, gefolgt von einem Aufenthalt am College of Visual and Performing Arts der Syracuse University in New York, und absolvierte anschließend das MFA-Programm an der Chinese University of Hong Kong. Erste Aufmerksamkeit erregte er mit seiner Serie ‚The Flag Of Hong Kong Waving In Wind‘, die im September 2021 bei lotsremark zum ersten Mal ausserhalb Hong Kongs gezeigt wurde. Im Herbst 2022 wird Joseph LEUNG sein Doktoratsstudium an der Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien beginnen.