S_truggling Art Space

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

000000 Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong


“Who are we and what we do?”
S_truggling Art Space is an independent self-organised initiative, co-founded by Hong Kong artists Jessie Tam and Tianyi Zheng in 2021, growing from the art project “The Curse and the Spells of the Struggling Artists” by Jessie in 2021. Taking the form of a consultation office, we wait for artists and audiences to check their pulse, and count on the variance of struggles. If “Artists are stars in the sky some are seen some are not seen” is the curse in the art world, we invite artists to create magic spells to embrace our struggles, difficulties and failures encountered in the competitive art world, so as all the fear that comes along.
Instead of looking for success and perfection, we pay attention to every little stone that kicks us a bit on the way of art-making and we invite art practitioners to join us. S_truggling Art Space is based wherever there are possibilities and is run by Artist MeMe, Art Student MeMe, Curator MeMe, Collector MeMe, Art Writer MeMe currently. By naming ourselves as “MeMes”, we welcome collaboration and everyone could be “MeMes”. Since 2021, we have created discursive projects and engaged in a wide array of collaborations with different art institutions. To forge a critical understanding of the subconscious that is influenced by but also shaping the economy, power dynamics and social relationships in the art system, we work with peer artists in search of our positions within/without the art world.

Jessie Tam and Tianyi Zheng, ‘Will You Pick Me Up Tomorrow?’ (video still), single channel video, color, sound, performance, 15’ 31”, 2021
Jessie Tam, ‘Artist MeMe’, digital poster, words, iron board, sponge, beads, leftover fabric, paper, diary, mixed-media, installation, dimension variable, 2021
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