first solo show in Hong Kong. is the title of the installation designed by the artist. For this occasion, the art space is transformed into a playground for a peculiar . The gallery is filled with 5 tons of thread waste, into which a gold necklace with the Chinese word for is hidden every week and be made available to lucky members of the audience who find it.
comments on everyday experiences, and current and historical political affairs. The current world economic crisis is the underlying motive for the artist to develop this installation. leads us into art at a time when cultural production is achieving low attention from the mass media. connects the traditional value of gold and Chinese culture with the notion of a large installation, shifting the focus of the media from economic affairs to art. Cultural critic explains that works “combine and transgress the borders of utility and aesthetics, design and concept, art and living…There is a slippage or confusion between analysis and experience…It demands to be looked at in terms of East and West, capitalism and critique, image making and audience participation, theory and happiness.”
The artist is also well known for histhrough which the artist, inspired by floating markets, reflects on consumer society and expands the functions and meanings of art spaces.
The exhibition is accompanied by a specially conceived art edition under the series title, 2009 — an edition of 4 motifs based on Flowers. The proceedings from this art edition fund Para Site Art Space’s activities.
Para Site Art Space also hosts thea touring and ever-changing project initiated by in 1997. is a learning/sharing platform with unfixed addresses. It is open to artists, curators, journalists, cultural practitioners and art lovers in general.
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.