HKwalls is pleased to be collaborating with Schoeni Projects, a new contemporary arts platform based in London and Hong Kong, promoting and celebrating cross-cultural exchange through an innovative series of collaborations, presented in unique creative environments. Founded by Nicole Schoeni, Schoeni Projects will focus on two initiatives each year – with an outlook from ‘West-to-East’ and ‘East-to-West’.
This partnership is the inaugural exhibition at Schoeni Projects’ London space, a Victorian townhouse in South West London, which opens online and by appointment 24 July – 24 August 2020. Titled disCONNECT, the exhibition transforms the period building with new site-specific works from ten urban artists working across seven countries, including Alexandre Farto, aka ‘Vhils’ (Portugal), Aida Wilde (Iran) and Isaac Cordal (Spain).
Now opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition is adapted to not only adhere to lockdown restrictions, but also to reflect on the creative and physical constraints of the current global crisis, exploring psychological and political reactions to the crisis, as well as the role of technology as conduit between the two. Accessible to online audiences through Matterport software, each work is further activated through an accompanying programme of digital initiatives, including downloadable art works, online videos, virtual tours and an Instagram Live interview series. The exhibition also encourages the public to submit their own art works for potential inclusion.
Full list of participating artists:
Adam Neate (UK); Aida Wilde (Iran); Alex Fakso (Italy); Mr.Cenz (UK); David Bray (UK) Herakut (Germany); Icy and Sot (Iran); Isaac Cordal (Spain); Vhils (Portugal); ZOER (Italy).
Adam Neate – https://www.instagram.com/adam_neate/
Aida Wilde – http://aidaprints.com/
Alex Fakso – http://www.fakso.com/
Mr. Cenz – https://www.mrcenz.com/
David Bray – http://www.davidbray.eu/
Herakut – http://www.herakut.de/
Icy and Sot (Iran) – https://icyandsot.com/
Isaac Cordal (Spain) – http://cementeclipses.com/
Vhils (Portugal) – https://www.vhils.com/
ZOER (Italy) – https://www.zoerism.com/
HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation and annual street art festival which launched in 2014 with the goal of creating opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their work in Hong Kong and abroad. HKwalls celebrates creativity, originality, and freedom of expression; actively building relationships with artists, the community and organisations worldwide whilst making the creative process accessible to all.
HKwalls’ annual street art festival takes place each March during Hong Kong Arts Month and features 30-40 artists painting in the streets of Hong Kong. The festivals’ supplemental events and HKwalls’ year-round programming focuses on community engagement, artists’ career development and raising awareness through the arts.
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