"Alternative Minimal" (另类的限度)
"Alternative Minimal" by island6 Art Collective (L
// BLURB //
Skip one. Go back two. Sorry. Slam dunk. UNO! What’s your game, doggo? Why are bench swings so captivating? Why don’t these work together? My sister told me last week that she hated gravity. That she hated it. I couldn’t help but think of all the good gravity has done both her and I, even if we do drop our phones on our faces an alarming amount. It’s really all up to chance though. It’s all luck—the games, the bench swings, the gravity. What’s a swing’s motion if not a play of gravity? And what’s a good game if someone doesn’t flip the board? I’m reminded of Machiavelli’s The Prince, his published job application on how to develop political prowess and how to win at the second most important game there is. I’m also reminded of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Both are stratagems to avoid the Long Fall, both involve cunning, deceit, and gains of power. Both are noise in the wind when put against gravity and a little bit of luck.
SOLD. Private collection, Shanghai.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
Chinese ink and acrylic painting on canvas, teakwood frame
205.6(W)×146(H)×6.5(D) cm // 18 kg (framed)
214(W)×164(H)×17(D) cm // 72 kg
• “Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Owen 欧文 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) •  Carlin Reinig (blurb)
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