Poster of 2014 Revolution per Minute Sound Art China @Hong Kong

Curator: Dajuin Yao

“RPM: Sound Art China” curated by Chinese sound art pioneer Yao Dajuin, is a touring exhibition that re-counts and re-examines the development of “sound art” in various Chinese communities in the last decade. The theme of this exhibition “RPM (revolution per minute)” refers to the speed of rotation of gramophones – the physical media that carry sound. To a large extent, the progress of “sound art” in China has been made possible through the playback of these sonic objects. RPM also refers to the speed of historical progress, i.e., the extreme speed at which the supposedly foreign concept of “sound art” has taken hold in China over the past ten years.

The Hong Kong stop of this touring exhibition features works by over 20 artists from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora. This exhibition is accompanied by a two-day mini-fest of sound art performances.

About the exhibition

Duration: 19 Dec 2014 – 19 Jan 2015

Venue: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong

Opening Reception: 19 Dec 2014 Fri 19:00

Opening Hours: 12:00-20:00 Mon-Sun (Closed on Public Holiday)

Tel: 852-63700610

Add: 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Courtesy of the artists and Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong.

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