"The Progeny of the Future with a Discrete Past"
// BLURB //
Never say never. This dirty word has kept more of us down than perhaps any other word in the English language. “I will never go to America.” “Never talk to strangers.” “Those people will never live here.” Never is a limiting word, a part of language concerned with building walls. Making strong distinctions can be useful in some situations. In the world of heroes for example, it is helpful to use the word never (“I will never become a villain.”). In the creative world, however, it is perhaps better to use inclusive or holistic language. Creating is concerned with taking disparate, seemingly unrelated themes and putting them together in such a way that helps us to make just a little more sense of the world. This is different from the project of being a hero. Creators make the rules—heroes only need to follow them. What about becoming a creative hero though? What would a Captain Never say? For starters, he would say nope, nah, nada, not once, not at all, noooo, we’ll see, and on no occasion…
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
Gongbi painting (工笔) on rice paper, teakwood frame
76(W)×106(H)×2.5(D) cm // 9.1 kg (framed)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
89(W)×119(H)×12(D) cm // 24 kg
EXPOSURE
Fathers Of My Father” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS
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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