Participatory project evolving around mindful practices presented through exhibitions, workshops, a printed compilation and an online platform
In collaboration with Stephanie Cheung with contributions from 100+ art and cultural practitioners in Hong Kong
Etudes for the Everyday started out as the second part of the Etudes exhibition. It began with an invitation to our respected friends in the local art and cultural community, asking them to share something they, or someone dear to them, have been, or would like to practise, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or perpetually.
More than 100 replied. Each generously shared a practice in a handwritten note: “to eat an orange and feel it”, saying “yes” and “no”, complimenting someone, thanking the bus driver… We cherishingly encased them in recycled wooden holders, handcrafted by a few dear friends.
With the support of many people and organisations, further to the initiative exhibition, Etudes for the Everyday has been shared with the public through workshops, a printed compilation and an online platform. Practice with people from all walks of lives led us to so many beautiful encounters: a line etched by centuries of domestic labour, an elder who graced an entire street with his craft, a break on the roof from the busiest May, handmade bread fresh from the oven…
Nadim Abbas, John Aiken, Peter Benz, Philine Bracht, Amy Chan, Crystal Chan, Clara Chan, Wallace Chang Ping Hung, Aric Chen, Movana Chen, Enoch Cheng, Grace Cheng, Vennes Cheng, Cheng Yee Man (Gum), Cheung Chi Wai & Ida Kwong, Clara Cheung, Enoch Cheung, Reds Cheung, Kimburley Choi, Thickest Choi, Choi Yan Chi, Chow Yiu Fai, Birdy Chu, Bryan Chung, Ribble Chung, Chung Wai Ian, David Clarke, Josephine Do, Valerie C. Doran, Elephant, Stella Fong, Vangi Fong, Frog King, May Fung, Raymond Fung, Arianna Gellini, Gerard Henry, Mette Hjort, Oscar Ho, Ho Siu Kee, Claire Hsu, Steve Hui, Tony Ip, Jhave, Kan Tai Keung, Koon Wai Bong, Daniel Kurjakovic, Alan Kwan, Lai Chun Ling, Lai Tsz Yuen, Lai Wai Yi Monti, Lam Laam Jaffa, Sef Lam, Lau Ching Ping, Gukzik Lau, Lesley Lau, Lau Tin Ming, Sophia Law, Lee Chi Wai, Lee Chun Fung, Leung Mee Ping, Joey Li, Rosanna Li, Evelyna Liang, Lui Chun Kwong, Vincci Mak, MAP OFFICE, Phoebe Man, Ng Ka Chun, Lars Nittve, Janice Poon, Jeffrey Shaw, Stephanie Sin, Siu King Chung, County Tam, Eve Tam, Stella Tang, Greg Thomas, Vivian Ting, William Tsang, Adrian Tsing,
Michelle Vosper, Josephine Wai, Annie Wan, Sunny Wang, Emma Watts, wen yau, Ada Wong, Bonny Wong, Wong Chi Chung, Fiona Wong, Justin Wong, Kacey Wong, Anthony Yeung, G Yeung, Yeung Sau Churk, Yang Yeung, Douglas Young, Bellini Yu, Cally Yu, Francis Yu, Louis Yu, Meipo Yuen
Etudes production: Crystal Chan, Lam Che, Lee Suet Ying, Puk Yin Lai, Wong Ho Yi
Practice guide photography: Lam Lui Kong, Roy
Practice guide layout: Chung Wai Ian
Practice guide photo retouch: Chung Ka Ming
Online platform user interface design: Cheuk Wing Nam
Online platform programmer: Perry Tang
Production assistance: Chan Yi Kwan, Tsim Hui Laam, Liv
Workshops: Casper Chen, Phyllix Tzai
Special thanks to the following organisations and friends for helping us realise the project’s exhibitions and other initiatives (in alphabetical order)
Taiwan: Bamboo Curtain Studio, Beautiful Sound AV Company, Hanlife6910 – Chjeeo & Pola, 張全, Agua Chau, 林正文;
Hong Kong: Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Asian Cultural Council, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Make a Difference Institute, Osage Art Foundation, the University Archives, the University of Hong Kong, Ah Ha, Esther Lin, Maisy, Shelley Sacks, Wong Chun Yam Leo, G Yeung and participants of all Etudes activities.
2013 Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan