“ When everything was unknown, they were there.
Where anything could happen, they were there.
These repositories of hugs, of fears, of hopes, of tears, of snots and smears.
Alone at night, they were the comforters, when monsters lurked in darkened corners, when raised voices muffled through floors and walls.
These silent witnesses, these constant companions, defenders of innocence.
Their touch, yes, but their smell, that instantly calming, all embalming musk, unique to each, soothing and smoothing the journey from consciousness to un, from purity to im, from infancy to adult-terre.
Sworn to secrecy, unconditionally there, unjudgementally fair and almost always a bear.”
— Mark Nixon 丨 @marknixonstudio
Much Loved is the first Hong Kong solo exhibition of Mark Nixon, which is the selection of 14 photos from the series, including the famous teddy bear from the TV show “Mr. Bean”, and plush teddy bears belonging to the good friend of musician Bono. Each photo is accompanied by a descriptive paragraph, sharing the story of the stuffed animal and its owner.