Falling Reversely by Isaac Chong Wai at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (22/04/2024)

On the occasion of the 60th la Biennale di Venezia, Berlin-Hong Kong artist Isaac Chong Wai reinterprets movement as a powerful form of resistance. Isaac Chong Wai opens an exhibition imagining forms of collective response to systemic and institutional violence.

Originally conceived in 2021, Falling Reversely (2021/2024) is a multifaceted project, now presented through a new large-scale video installation and performance. The exhibition takes place in a 3,000 sq. ft./300m² space in the Arsenale at the Venice Biennale 2024 and reverses the familiar movements of falling as a thought-provoking response to anti-Asian racism.

“Throughout history and noticeably during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in the Asian diaspora have become targets of violence in public spaces. I wanted to create this work with performers of Asian descent to employ movement as a form of solidarity and resistance,” says Chong.

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Image: Isaac Chong Wai, Falling Reversely (2021/2024)
©Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale Di Venezia