These hands think about you all

  • 18/05
  • 02/06
These hands think about you all

These hands think about you all is part of visual artist Ana Navas’ residency at HKU’s Fine Art department. For this exhibition she invited 22 third- and fourth-year students she met during her studio visits, to contribute a work.

How to organize an exhibition when the subjects and media of these young artists are so different from each other? As a starting point Navas chose what she considers common to all art practices: sincerity. The exhibition deliberately presents works of very diverse nature, but the core of the show does not lie solely in these pieces: it offers the visitor an insight into the inspirations underlying each practice.

For Navas, art is a dialogue with the other, one that is not limited to the established audience, but rather generates an echo in a broader field. To contribute to this for These hands think about you all, Navas asked the students and herself to write a letter to someone or something essential to the work: an image, a memory, an experience, a person, an object they often think of while making. These letters are an integral part of the presentation, forming a connecting element that provides a voice to extremely relevant but often overshadowed aspects of each practice.

Opening: Friday 17 May, 17.00.