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Hong Kong

Tai Kwun Contemporary

My Body Holds Its Shape

Installation view of “My Body Holds Its Shape,” at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2020. Courtesy Tai Kwun.

“We are all prisoners here,” is the thought I had each time I went to visit the exhibition drafted by Xue Tan, “My Body Holds Its Shape,” over the course of its four-month run. The pair of live performers clad in gray sweatsuits in Eisa Jocson’s Zoo (2020) were the first to impart this impression, as they enacted animalistic gestures and routines that transformed them into…

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