When Katharina Reimer launched the Karen Leung Foundation in 2013, to raise awareness of gynaecological cancer, she came to realise that the disease had a stigma surrounding it. As well as ensuring that women in treatment have access to optimal care, Katharina and her team aim to educate the local community to promote prevention and early detection but this, they realised, required an element of creativity. Cue The Extra Ordinary Exhibition – Beyond the Surface, an art show exploring self-care and the female body, dreamed up by Katharina in the hope of overcoming the cultural sensitivities often associated with gynaecological health, sparking conversation and thus empowering awareness and disease prevention.
The exhibition, debuting at Eaton HK this week as part of Women’s Festival HK, will feature 24 contemporary works by emerging and established artists from across Asia, including Afa Annfa, Eunice Cheung, Faye Wei Wei, Jenny Lam, Lily Leung, MICKCO, and Simon Birch. From 9 to 23 November, the show will be in residence at Tai Kwun, where a closing VIP auction led by Phillips Auction House will culminate the online auction currently in play.
‘The Extra Ordinary Exhibition – Beyond the Surface’ will run from 23 October to 6 November at Eaton Hong Kong Hotel and from 9 to 23 November at Tai Kwun; eventbrite.com
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CreditLead image: Untitled by MICKO