Liao Jiaming 廖家明 x RNH Space: 

Till Love Do Us Part 

直至愛使我們分離




30 October - 12 December 2021


PRESS RELEASE








There is an ideal lover, who is compassionate, tender, knowledgeable, and handsome, with a sporty physique as muscular as an ancient Roman statue. We spent much of our time looking for him. We know he is out there somewhere, yet nothing comes without effort. We all know. Maybe we should change our methods: Instead of waiting for the one, we become the one. You train your body hard. You read books and go to art exhibitions. You even excel in taking selfies. You look awesome on social media and dating apps. You are the best lover in the entire world that I can expect.

I say hi. As usual, there is no reply. My voice echoes in the palace of beauty, like a shimmering butterfly. I say how are you/how is your day going/how are you doing. It seems that everyone is doing ok (if they answer). On the winding path of the myth, I met the same person over and over again, as if he knew that I were looking for him, too.





- Liao Jiaming



RNH Space is proud to announce Till Love Do Us Part, a solo exhibition by Liao Jiaming. Using images of human body obtained from gay dating apps and cityscape photographed at cruising spots, Liao creates photo installations and prints. One’s feelings of angst, insecurity and doubts in finding love subtly permeate this body of works, whilst it questions the social norms that hold the reins to our understanding of ideality.

RNH Space榮幸宣布廖家明個人作品展「直至愛使我們分離」。廖家明利用男同性戀交友應用程式上的人體圖像、「魚塘」的城市影像創作圖像裝置和攝影作品。作品中細膩地滲透著尋愛過程中的焦慮、不安、疑惑等情感,並質疑社會規範操縱人步向所謂完美主義之理想。







Performance by Liao Jiaming
30 October 2021, 5pm at 7/F JCCAC



“Repetition maximum” (RM) is a concept in weight training, referring to the most weight you can lift for a defined number of exercise movements. The performance is a voyage through time and space. Led by the artist and different media, surveying the bodies of our own and others, we re-evaluate the weight of our torsos in the society of the spectacle filled with digital images.

「最大重複次數」(RM)是一個健身中常用的概念,所指要求做某個動作能夠做到特定次數的情況下,此時舉重員能承受最大的重量是什麼。是次表演將此概念融入對人體的審視,把「特定次數」轉化為一種物理距離,藝術家透過對自身極限的挑戰,開展一段跨越時間和空間的旅程。藝術家透過不同媒介帶領觀者重新思考在充斥數碼圖像的景觀社會,我們肉身的重量。


* For those who wish to participate in the entire performance, please note that the artist will depart from JCCAC at some point then take viewers all the way to RNH Space, where the finale of the performance will take place.





About Liao Jiaming 廖家明


Liao Jiaming lives and works in Hong Kong. He obtained his BA in Journalism from Sun Yat-sen University in 2016, and his MFA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2019.

He is interested in human emotions, especially which evoked by social relation, and technology development. Making and manipulating images, he shuttles back and forth between the physical world and the virtual world, practising the course of beingness at the time. His work has been shortlisted in Awards including WMA Master, HK Human Rights Art Prize, etc.


廖家明在香港生活及工作。他於2016年取得中山大學新聞文學士,並於2019年取得香港城市大學創意媒體藝術碩士。

他關注人的情感,尤其是社會關係及科技發展對人的影響,藉圖像為媒介穿梭於虛實之間,在當下練習關於存在的課題。他的作品曾入圍WMA大師攝影獎、香港人權藝術獎等。






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Till Love Do Us Part  is the third chapter of the series Reality Overdose, which gathers three image-based exhibitions, demonstrating individual experiences of how our self-awareness and understanding of life are confined by the realities which we are born into, and how we can use such realities as vessels for authentic self-expression.

Reality Overdose, curated by Yang Jiang, is part of Satellite Exhibitions by Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2021.


「直至愛使我們分離」是影像系列「我有說話未曾講」三連展的第二章。該系列從個體經驗出發,詮釋了我們與生俱來的自我意識以及對生命的體認如何受既定現實所束縛,而我們又如何將這種現實轉化為全然真誠的自我表達。

「我有說話未曾講」由江小陽策展,是二〇二一年香港國際攝影節衛星展覽計劃的參與項目。










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