"Overconfidence On An Untuned Instrument" (对未调谐仪器的过度自信)
"Overconfidence On An Untuned Instrument" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
It’s funny how our minds can notice the tiniest deviations from the norm. It’s even funnier how, if the difference is unsettling enough, we ignore it. Example—I found a condom in my toilet the other day. It wasn’t mine. I live alone. Another example—my mother has been forgetting things. Lots of things. I can justify them as “little” or “unimportant,” I can almost wish the forgetfulness away. But not quite, not as much as I’d like to. I visit with her often and try to work out her mind and get her thinking critically. I’ve tried to convince her to start drawing or working out, to do something more with her retirement. This, however, is what she’s always wanted. “It’s why I worked so hard for all of those years” she says. So she could sit in her home and rot. I bought her a cat to try to help her through the next couple of years. I forgot that she hates cats, so I took it back and brought her a dog, a cute little beagle. She’s probably fine.
SOLD. Private collection, London.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
Gongbi painting (工笔) on rice paper, teakwood frame
64(W)×46.5(H)×2.5(D) cm // 3.4 kg (framed)
69(W)×54(H)×12(D) cm // 8.6 kg
• “Disaster Diaries” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Wang Tie Zhong 王铁中 (Gongbi) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)
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