The CMBB Para Site International Art Residency (PS IAR) aims to promote the generation of art and ideas through the introduction of invited artists, curators and writers to Hong Kong. As the inaugural residency programme run by Para Site, PS IAR is conceptualised as a research period of up to two months where participants are encouraged to engage with the local and regional art scene through studio visits, talks, screenings, performances and other activities. At the same time, PS IAR hopes to become a platform to facilitate potential future opportunities and collaborations between Hong Kong, Para Site and the participants. PS IAR is an invitation-based programme and is currently unable to process unsolicited applications.
This residency programme is generously supported by CMBB Cultural Organisation.
2.7 - 21.7.2018
Mihai Lukács (n.1980) is a theatre director, performer, theorist. Lukacs holds a PhD in comparative gender studies from Central European University Budapest with a thesis on the male hysteria of the modernist directors Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, and Artaud. His latest performative works include Kali Tras/The Black Fear (2018), Bambina, The Queen of Flowers (2017), blue/orange (2017), Who Killed Szomna Grancsa? (2017), Public Humiliation # 1-3 (2013), Queer Worker (2013), etc. These practices look respectively at the relationship between the Romani people and the gadje (non-Roma), public humiliation, sexual liberation, faith and exclusion, forced evictions and homelessness, and generally speak about vulnerability, weaknesses, and inter-subjectivity. He is currently writing a book about Romani slavery abolitionism and modernity.
Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Founded in 1996, Para Site is Hong Kong's leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and educational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.
The content of these activities does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.