Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile Pre-opening Exhibition
(In)Tangible Reminiscence

Textile and clothing mediate between past and present, transmitting sunken memories through texture. In March 2018, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) will be presenting their spring exhibition (In)Tangible Reminiscence. Revisiting personal and collective memories of Hong Kong’s textile and fashion industry, the three artists recall the obsolete process of modernisation of the industry by stimulating sensuous and emotional appreciation of fabric of memories through their new works.


Jung’s new video work is based on the story narrated by an elderly Chinese woman who migrated from Shanghai to Hong Kong in the 1950s and worked in textile industry for many decades. While Iwasaki represents the dramatic transformation of Hong Kong’s landscape with sculpture made of cotton, Lai’s spatial installation portrays the memory of retail experience in Hong Kong’s 1990s.


Migrants, industrialisation and shopping experience – depicting the events of textile and fashion industry, (In)tangible Reminiscence presents a broad spectrum of subject matters and forms that collective textile memories can evoke.


Supported by The D. H. Chen Foundation, Nan Fung Group, L'hotel, Maison ES, 3W Catering, Cotton Council International, SunBliss, Texhong, Singing Cicadas.




24.03 – 22.04.2018 | 11:00am - 7:00pm
Open everyday
The Annex
2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong 

Free admission


Exhibition Opening Reception

23.03.2018 | Friday | 6:30 – 8:30pm


Special Cocktail Reception

28.03.2018 | Wednesday | 6:30 – 8:30pm



Artists Talk


3 artists participating in the CHAT Spring Exhibition will share the concepts of their works, moderated by curator of the show Takahashi Mizuki on 31 Mar. The event will be conducted in English.


31.03.2018 | Saturday | 10:30 – 11:30am & 2:00 – 3:00pm (Seats: 30 each)


Participating Artists: Iwasaki Takahiro, Jung Yeondoo and Sarah Lai; moderated by Curator Takahashi Mizuki















Exhibition Guided Tour

Led by CHAT team, visitors would walk around exhibits to understand artists’ different methods of representation threaded under the curatorial concept.












02.04.2018 | 4:00 – 5:00pm

07,14, 21.04.2018 | 4:00 – 5:00pm [FULL]


02.04.2018 | 3:00 – 4:00pm [FULL]

07,14,21.04.2018 | 12:00 – 1:00pm & 3:00 – 4:00pm [FULL]

14.04.2018 | 12:00 – 1:00pm [FULL]


07.04.2018 | 2:00 – 3:00pm [FULL]

14.04.2018 | 2:00 – 3:00pm 


(Group capacity: 10)







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