Christina Li

  • Bong Joon-ho, Gisaengchung (Parasite), 2019, 4K video, color, sound, 131 minutes. Ki-jung (Park So-dam) and Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik).

    Christina Li

    Christina Li is a curator and writer working in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. She recently helmed “Shirley Tse: Stakeholders,” Hong Kong’s collateral event at the 58th Venice Biennale, and is working on Art Basel’s fifty-year-anniversary project with Kasper König and Hamza Walker.

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    PARASITE (BONG JOON-HO)

    Bong Joon-ho’s thriller stages a collision between two incompatible worlds—those of a well-to-do family and a poverty-stricken one—in an excruciating and brutal picture dealing in the inequalities of class, control, and exploitation. As the plot unravels, the film’s tone shifts from darkly comical

  • View of “Kwan Sheung Chi,” 2015.

    Kwan Sheung Chi

    It’s never been easy to draw the line between life and art in Kwan Sheung Chi’s work. Throughout his fifteen-year career, the Hong Kong–based artist has consistently found inspiration in the humdrum of the everyday. In the playfully titled “She’s Out of Town,” 2006, the artist, who then worked at an art-leasing firm, staged a one-night-only exhibition at his workplace while the boss was on a business trip. In 2010, he collaborated with his wife, the artist Wong Wai Yin, on Everything goes wrong for the poor couple, a thirty-four-hour performance in which life imitated art, or vice versa: The

  • View of “Leung Chi Wo,” 2015. Photo: Zhuo Muxi.

    Leung Chi Wo

    When nine works slated to appear in Leung Chi Wo’s retrospective in Shenzhen (the Chinese border city to Hong Kong) were held up in Chinese customs, the artist decided instead to display vinyl outlines of the missing works, identified by accompanying captions. While the incident was adventitious, Leung’s ensuing reaction was not; it resonates with his long-standing interest in the fissures of Hong Kong’s sociopolitical structures and the city’s fraught relationship with mainland China. The staging by OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) of the Hong Kong native’s survey show beyond the city’s