Kwan Sheung Chi: Blue is the New Black
Why We Recommend it
This conceptual art exhibit involves a thousand-metre sea of blue tape stretched across the entrance of the gallery, which both invites and challenges the visitor to step in, actively marking their entrance as opposed to passive frequentation.
This installation sets the tone for Blue is the New Black, Kwan Sheung Chi’s (b. 1980, Hong Kong) first solo exhibition at Edouard Malingue Gallery. The exhibit spells out over a series of mixed media works that explore how things are not fully what they seem.
Playing on notions of viewership, surveillance, power, ignorance, vulnerability and brutality, the exhibition travels between the political and the personal, nodding to the frameworks that govern us and our involvement in each.