Shitshop999 x RNH Space: 

You Are Not Alone

你不是一個窿



5 December 2020 - 11 January 2021





Curatorial Statement

Phase I

You are not alone. You never are.
I love you. They love you. God loves you. Even the unknown higher energy is taking you under his wings.

You Are Not Alone focuses on the themes of universal love with the analogy between art and religious practice, as the second presentation of series x RNH Space. In collaboration with Shitshop999, an artist-run select shop, the space set up a pop-up shop as an experimental body of mixing concepts such as artist shop, commercial art and art thinking.

Artist Chan Ka Kiu is the founder and self labelling ‘shitty manager’ of Shitshop999. Chan’s artistic practice focuses on video works romanticising daily scenarios in playful juxtapositions, in an attempt to soothe the two most notorious emotions of the mundane - loneliness and sadness. Such humour and sensitivity continue into Shitshop999 effortlessly. By projecting her way of thinking as an artist onto the goods she designs and selects for the shop, Chan tries to connect art to the real world. She therefore compares art to a religion, a practice and a companion that help people exercise love and empathy.

A set of oil pastel paintings created for the theme by BIKUTA MALAMIA, one of the long-term collaborators of Shitshop999, is also on view. With seemingly sarcastic demonstration in appearance, the quirky subjects who seem like devout prayers in an eerie way, depict a more desolate world. However, if you delve deeper in these extremely colourful paintings, you can see the positive message telling you to follow your heart and you will still be loved if one day you are too drained to pray.


To be continued…



第一章節

你不是一個窿。從來都不是。
我愛你。他們愛你。神愛你。更高維度的存在亦默默地守護你。

作為「x RNH Space」計劃的第二個項目,RNH Space聯乘藝術家特選商店Shitshop999,設立這個快閃店並命名為「你不是一個窿」,一同探討「愛众世」的話題,將藝術類比為宗教修行,並實驗性地將藝術家特選店、廣告藝術、藝術思維等概念有機地結合。

藝術家陳嘉翹是Shitshop999的創立人。她的影像作品因用浪漫的玩味探討平凡的生活情節而著稱,試圖利用搞笑沖淡寂寞與憂傷的負面情感。陳嘉翹將這種幽默與其天生關愛他人的性格,延續到Shitshop999中,透過她挑選商品的思路,將她作為藝術家的思維模式傳達到藝術以外的世界,帶給人快樂。在她眼中,藝術就似一類信仰、一種修行和一個陪伴,能鼓勵人好好練習愛自己和愛他人。

Shitshop999的長期合作夥伴BIKUTA MALAMIA,亦專為本次主題創作一系列油性粉彩作品。畫中的主體好似在虔誠祈禱,但又好似好疲勞。怪異的想像力令畫作風格幽默戲謔,甚至諷刺,但內心深處傳達的是非常正面的鼓勵,希望大家給予自身更多信心。


未完待續······




Art Ad Video by Chan Ka Kiu | You Are Not Alone - Jesus

Art Ad Video by Chan Ka Kiu | You Are Not Alone - Buddha



About Shitshop999

Shitshop999, founded by artist Chan Ka Kiu, sells shits for building enjoyable human lives for every audience and customer. With a little wit, a little art, a little humor and a little love, we hope to broaden the variety of choice available in the mainstream market and spice up consumerism. We are not an art shop, a select shop or a design shop, we are just a shit shop that is humbly ambitious and allows anything suitable to be sold under our name. After all we just hope to be less bored and boring, and there are countless possibilities to achieve this wish.

Shitshop999由藝術家陳嘉翹創立,售賣一些又靚又詼諧的濕碎玩意,希望可以帶給人類歡愉的人生體驗。當你買主流雜貨買到又厭又悶,希望你在我們的店舖感受到一點點智慧、一點點藝術、一點點搞笑同一點點愛,這樣的消費主義似乎更開心!我們不是一間藝術商店,或者特選店,或者設計店,我們只是一間有少少抱負但又好謙虛的店舖,有適合的東西我們都拿來賣。總之,我們的願望好簡單,就是想盡辦法令大家(包括我們自己)不要太悶。
















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