Hong Kong Arts Centre
August 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Kacey Wong

Towards a Brighter Future Through the Valley of Darkness

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About the project

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What do you remember most about your parents? Going to the playground together? The food your mother cooked? Or being beaten up by them? Traces of physical punishments may have long faded away, yet a large amount of abusive words may still be buried deep inside a child’s mind and become a wound that will not heal. Parents beat us in order to train us to be proper and not do the wrong things, yet this objective often failed to realise. Why are we beaten up? We have no idea, yet those nasty words still linger on as if they were from yesterday. The damage on the soul might hurt more than the damage on the physical body. This installation is dedicated to those who lived through the dark generation of physical punishment and have finally arrived at the brighter future.

About the artist

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Kacey Wong received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, New York in 1994; Master of Arts [M.A. Sculpture] degree from Chelsea School of Arts and Design, London in 1998 and a Doctor of Fine Arts [D.F.A.] degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne in 2003. He also received the Rising Artist Award and Outstanding Arts Education Award from Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He was invited to the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale Exhibition in 2008. He is now an Assistant Professor at the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


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