Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

23 - 26 May 2013
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Encounters Sector

"Losing" by Qin Chong

Encounters Sector, First Edition of Art Basel Hong Kong

 

A site-specific installation, made of 18 paper rolls painted not with ink but with soot. It is the traces of smoke that give each paper its own texture.

 

Millennium 2000 - turning into the 21st century - think of security, progress, civilized mankind, or about disasters, regression, backwardness?

 

The dual state of fire brings brightness to humanity as well as darkness through its destructive force, and the smoke coming from the burning process leaves beautiful signs on the paper, making visible our thoughts, fear, hope and ...?