Train Compartment | 地鐵車廂
ink on wall
400 x 900 cm
"Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close"
Exhibition Period: 26 January - 21 April 2019
Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Curator: Ying Kwok
Presented by Wellcome Trust
With works by
Cheuk Wing Nam
Gayle Chong Kwan
This overwhelming mural has the artist exploring the concept of contagion: while contagious diseases might appear to be a vague concept, they are nevertheless everywhere in the background. Such possible paranoia from the unexpected and the unknown thus becomes a constant fear for the artist—like an omnipresent demon waiting in the wings, for the right opportunity, as the artist describes it. The work thus continues the artist’s micro-perceptive explorations and confrontations of the conditions of life.