CHAT Spring Programme 2023 Clouds, Power and Ornament – Roving Central Asia

25.02.2023(Sat) 21.05.2023(Sun)
25.02.2023(Sat) 21.05.2023(Sun)

11:00am-7:00pm|Closed on Tuesdays

CHAT, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong


This season, we will celebrate textile journeys across Central Asia with the exhibition Clouds, Power and Ornament – Roving Central Asia. Embrace the unfamiliar yet eye-opening journey ahead!


This exhibition takes textiles and crafts as the starting point for an in-depth exploration of this vast interconnected territory with its multi-layered politics, societies and cultures. The exhibition has two parts: Clouds and Power  co-curated by Slavs and Tatars and You Mi, and Suture: Reimagining Ornament  curated by Alexandra Tsay. The first part uses traditional ikat  as a metaphor to present the intricacies of Central Asia’s political and social landscape. The ‘bazaar-like’ exhibition design also paints a group portrait of Central Asian contemporary art. The second part focuses on Central Asian traditional ornamentation, exploring it as a language that both reflects and shapes politics, society and culture. Its focus on Central Asian female artists also reveals important powers that have been concealed by mainstream narratives.


Showcasing works by 26 art and cultural creators from Central Asia, CHAT’s Spring Programme 2023 awaits you on 25 February!

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