This publication accompanies the exhibition 'Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief', 13 May–26 November 2017, co-presented by M+, West Kowloon Cultural District and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council as a collateral event of the 57th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2017.
'Conceived by local artist Samson Young specifically for the exhibition, Songs for Disaster Relief is a new body of work that consists of a series of drawings, objects, videos, spatial sound installations and site-specific pieces. Together the series constitutes a unique audio-visual experience, taking visitors on a journey that attempts to reexamine the popularity of "charity singles" from the 1980s. Through a deliberate repurposing and creative misreading of iconic songs made by popular artists for charitable causes, the work draws on several seemingly unrelated past and current events to explore the social, political, and philosophical implications of "charity singles" in a cross-cultural context.' - from the West Kowloon Cultural District website
Documentation of previous works and artist biography provided at the end of the book.