Basel x Hong Kong
Imagine if Basel and Hong Kong were two people meeting for the first time.
What would they talk about?
Where would they find points of intersection?
How do they get to know each other better?
what is PF25 cultural projects?
PF25 cultural projects is a Basel-based non-profit organisation which aims to build mutual understanding, to develop an intercultural network and to generate creative energies between Basel and Hong Kong. Our cultural exchange and research approach is on-the-ground and about daily life, observed and engaged through a wide range of activities. We bring people together in workshops, talks, screenings, exhibitions, field trips, interviews, pop-ups, publications and more. This allows PF25 to foster dialogues and deepen understanding between the two city-regions, welcoming diverse stories and wide perspectives across generations. We strive to discover connections through reflections, to expand our spectrum of imagination and to explore possibilities of living for the future.
PF25 cultural projects receives funding from Christoph Merian Stiftung. We have the pleasure to be the partner of Atelier Mondial in our exhibition and residency programmes.
We hope our projects will enable us to contribute a small part to the city
development and archives of the two cities.
2022 projects and programmes
February - Gymnasium Leonhard - BASEL
Our co-founder and president Angelika Li was invited to give talks to the students and staff of Gymnasium Leonhard in Basel. Our PR25 cultural projects together with the curatorial and exhibition series Homeland in Transit were presented with a lot of enthusiastic responses and questions, especially on the observations of the situations in Hong Kong.
Brigitte Koller, Chinese expert and teacher of the school offered a guided tour to the Coal Hill Library which houses an impressive collection of Chinese books and Chinese works of art. A truly authentic Chinese experience in the heart of the Old Town of Basel.
MAY-JULY - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE - BASEL
Hong Kong Artists in Basel
Across the months of May to July, Hong Kong artists Oscar Chan Yik Long, Angela Su and Isaac Chong Wai will join our PF25 Artist-in-Residence programme in collaboration with Atelier Mondial in Basel. Different happenings including workshops, artist talks, screenings and more will take place during their stays at Atelier Mondial. Please click the portraits below for the artists' biographies.
Oscar Chan Yik Long - May to July
20 May: Open Studio
24 June: Ink Workshop at Atelier Mondial + Open Studio
29 June: Kunstmuseum Basel Ink Workshop with curator Angelika Li
Angela Su - May
20 May: European premiere of her video 'This is Not a Game' (2021), a conversation with director of Atelier Mondial Alexandra Stäheli and the programme curator Angelika Li. Open Studio at Atelier Mondial
Isaac Chong Wai - July
5 July: Meeting Point at Basel Pavilion (more info coming soon)
We look forward to initiating dialogues and exchanges with the local communities.
Stay tuned for news and updates!
MAY - VIDEO SCREENING & ARTIST TALK - MÜNCHENSTEIN/BASEL
Hong Kong Video Night ->>to the programme<<-
On the Museumsnacht Friday 20 May, PF25 and Atelier Mondial present the European premiere of 'This is Not a Game' (2021) by the artist-in-residence Angela Su who represents Hong Kong in the 59th Venice Biennale and also . A conversation will take place between the artist and PF25 co-founder and curator Angelika Li and director of Atelier Mondial Alexandra Stäheli after the premiere.
The screening programme includes more than twelve video works dating from 1989 to 2021 by a stellar lineup of Hong Kong artists: Luke Ching, May Fung, Kongkee, Law Yuk Mui, Leung Chi Wo, Lo Lai Lai Natalie, MAP Office and Yim Sui Fong. Across different generations through their Hong Kong eyes, this collection of videos offers a diverse range of perspectives, landscapes, narratives and imaginations of their city.
Date: Friday 20 May 2022 - 19-22h
Venue: Atelier Mondial Platform, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland (Tram No. 11 to Freilager)
19h: European Premiere of ‘This is Not a Game' (2021), video, 11’16” by Angela Su
Artist conversation with PF25 co-founder and curator Angelika Li and director of Atelier Mondial Alexandra Stäheli
20h: Screening of video works by Luke Ching, May Fung, Kongkee, Law Yuk Mui, Leung Chi Wo, Lo Lai Lai Natalie, MAP Office and Yim Sui Fong
21h: Open Studio at Atelier Mondial with Oscar Chan Yik Long, Angela Su
HONG KONG VIDEO NIGHT
20 May 2022 Programme
1. Angela Su ‘This is Not a Game’ (2021), 11 mins 16 secs
Artist Conversation with Angelika Li, PF25 cultural projects founder and curator and Alexandra Stäheli, director of Atelier Mondial
2. Kongkee ‘River’ (2020), Animation, 5 mins 3 secs
3. Kongkee ‘I just can't find myself, most of the time’ (2020), Animation, 1 min 56 secs
4. Lo Lai Lai Natalie ‘Cold Fire’ (2019-2020), 10 mins 18 secs
5. MAP Office ‘The Book of Waves’ (2018), Animation, 2 mins
6. Yim Sui Fong ‘Black Bird Island’ (2017), 6 mins 32 secs
7. Lo Lai Lai Natalie ‘Weather girl Halo Daisy’ (2016), 6 mins 32 secs
8. Luke Ching ‘Pixel’ (2014), 43 secs
9. Leung Chi Wo ‘Suck/Blow ’ (2003), 4 mins
10. Law Yuk Mui ‘On Junk Bay, The Plant’ (1990-present), 2 mins 56 secs
11. May Fung ‘Image of a City’ (1990), 11 mins
12. May Fung ‘She Said Why Me’ (1989), 8 mins
Total of the video:12 (around 71 mins)
JUNE - KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL
1 June 16:00–17:30
A conversation between Prof. Kurt Chan Yuk Keung, artist, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Kelly Montana, Assistant Curator at the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, moderated by Angelika Li, independent curator, Basel. Introduction: Daniel Kurjaković, curator of programs.
29 June 18:00–19:30
A workshop by Hongkong artist our PF25 artist in residence Oscar Chan:
An exploration starts with Hongkong curator Angelika Li introducing poems by the Tang dynasty (618-907) poet Hanshan, generally translated into English as «Cold Mountain».
This name has become synonymous with the inspiration and title of Marden's renowned series in which the artist translates the Zen notions of «emptiness» and «naturalness» into his meditative calligraphic lines and space.
In the spirit of ink practice, Hongkong artist Oscar Chan will guide the participants to experience the mediums of Chinese ink, brush and water as a form of self-reflection and thought.
Max. 15 participants aged 16 above, no prior ink art knowledge is required.
JUNE - EXHIBITION - BASEL
Homeland in Transit: Carried by the Wind
Vernissage: 10 June 2022 18-21h
Exhibition: 11 - 26 June 2022
Fridays to Sundays: 12-18h
Special opening dates 13-16 June: 14-18h
Art Basel VIP Programme: 14 June 18-20h - RSVP: team@PF25.org
Venue: Salon Mondial, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland (Tram No. 11 to Freilager)
Oscar Chan (Hong Kong, Helsinki)
Isaac Chong Wai (Hong Kong, Berlin)
Andreas Marti (Zürich)
Kathrin Siegrist + Iva Wili (Basel)
Angela Su (Hong Kong)
curated by Angelika Li (Hong Kong, Basel)
presented by Atelier Mondial and PF25 cultural projects
and supported Christoph Merian Stiftung
Click here for more information about the exhibiton and the artists.