The Lonesome Changing Room

/ Art Central, Hong Kong, 2021

The Lonesome Changing Room by young Hong Kong artist Chan Wai Lap. By constructing a changing room-like, private environment within a public art fair, Chan invites the audience to reinvestigate the relationship between individuality and the community. The solo project is an integration of the artist’s research and personal experience, and presents an opportunity for visitors to act as intruders to the artist’s or other people’s privacy, creating an intimate dialogue. Alongside usual objects seen in a changing room, such as lockers and showers, on show will be Chan’s latest series of paintings and installations created in the past year. As soon as the audiences step into the space, they discover the bits and pieces of Chan’s observation offstage, hence an intimate dialogue with the artist is induced immediately.