Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Artist Talk: Kwan Sheung Chi 艺术家讲座:关尚智

Event Information

Date: 12 October 2013
Time: 08:00 10:00
Venue: 2F Y.W.C.A Building
Speaker: Kwan Sheung Chi, Hsieh Feng-Rong
Language: Cantoness, Mandarin


日期: 2013年 10月 12日
时间: 08:00 10:00
场馆: 女青年会大楼二楼
主讲人: 关尚智, 谢丰嵘
语言: 粤语,普通话

Kwan Sheung Chi

1980 born in Hong Kong

Currently works and lives in Hong Kong

Kwan Sheung Chi’s oeuvre is guided by concepts and aimed squarely at reflection and criticism. Not content with just one or two forms, he strives towards simplicity and creations that target the space and discourse of the exhibition. Concealed in the background, however, is a set of carefully considered ideas. Through various references (such as art, film, literature, and pop culture), he reflects on and explores the realities of society and of life through the eyes of ordinary citizens — not just wallowing in simple criticism or praise, and not without humor or a sense of poetry either. The principal themes of his oeuvre include: artists’ identity in contemporary society (especially that of Hong Kong), against-the-grain criticism of the system, the possibility of alternative value systems, personal utopias, among others.