TANG Maohong
On the Way
2008
8 minutes 28 seconds | Crate 1 98*61*61cm | Crate 2 39*162*60cm
Installation | Video | Multi-channel animation
Edition of 8
code: TMHU019

TANG Maohong has been a very active artist in the Chinese contemporary art world in the recent years. Revolving around the concept of a "Big World", the pictorial content of his artwork On the Way unfolds imagination and constructs its own organization. A special appellation by foreigners of Shanghai as a metropolis, "Big World" includes all the imaginations and expectations concerning urbanization, whereas its understanding by people living in the city refers only to the land under their feet here and now. The most important part of the “Big World” concept is its inclusive character, which counts as well as one of the big city’s real inherent qualities: only if there are inclusiveness and tolerance, can communication and creativity be accessed via the flow of Trans Local Motion. With animated images of red, yellow and green lights, the artist expresses the themes traversed by past, present and future which serve as three temporal epochs corresponding respectively to the narration of the city’s historical memory, its present progressive tense as well as the future’s indefinite possibilities.

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Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 3 10.14, 2017
V&P 12.20, 2014 -02.28, 2015
In & Out Réel ShanghART 05.30, 2014 -06.30, 2014
Art Taipei 2013-Booth Nr. B-05 11.08, 2013 -11.11, 2013
The Garden of Forking Paths 05.03, 2013 -08.28, 2013
Single Room 01.18, 2013 -03.18, 2013
First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale 12.22, 2012 -03.22, 2013
Rotating Shanghai I Dec,2010 -Feb,2011
2010 Get It Louder 2010
2009 German Week: Every Human Being Is an Artist 09.18, 2009 -10.14, 2009
Busan Asian Short Film Festival 2009 2009
Generations 12.23, 2008 -02.24, 2009
7th Shanghai Biennale 09.09, 2008 -11.16, 2008


Related Texts:
Description of "On the Way" , ZHANG Qing 2008