Including three collaborative posters with artists Cenga Tse, Rice + Lumpy and Iammelancholy, reading corner and mini-discussion on QRL’s holdings (March 30), talk with Connie Chan on the networks forged through 90s queer zines and newsletters (March 31), and our friend Veronica Sanchis of Foto Féminas who we invited to create a mobile human library.
QRL at Booked, Hong Kong’s first international art book fair organized by Tai Kwun Contemporary, January 11 – 13, 2019. As a new, large-scale art book fair in Asia, “Booked” underscores Tai Kwun Contemporary’s dedication to presenting contemporary art programmes in support of the expanding art ecology in Hong Kong. This includes providing a platform for local, regional, and international creative practitioners who use books as a medium of artistic expression to share their work.
QRL at Tai Kok Tsui Zine Fest, Bedroom, December 6, 2018. TKT Zine Fest (TKTZF) springs from the heart of Hong Kong’s DIY and print/zine art communities, as a reaction to the hyper commercialisation of art in the city. In the midst of the high-speed art industry, nobody has bothered to look underneath the glossy surface, where groups of local creatives have been forming, each member doing their respective part by laying the groundworks for a much larger network of makers/presses/designers/artists.
Mini QRL display with ZINE COOP at art book in China, November 2 – 4, 2018. Founded in 2015, abC as the first major art book fair in China, dedicated to promote local artist’s books and independent publications in China as well as introduce excellent global publishers and institutions to establish a profound multilateral dialogue.
Queer Reads Picnic at Art After Hours, Tai Kwun Contemporary, October 6 – 7, 2018. Queer Reads Library at Tai Kwun takes the form of an outdoor picnic, gesturing towards the importance of visibility and open spaces for reading. This informal gathering opened with an introduction by founders Beatrix Pang of Small Tune Press and artist-curator Kaitlin Chan, followed by a collective reading and discussing from the books and zines on view. Thanks to Hera Chan.