TSANG Kin-Wah

 
First Trumpet in the New Millennium  (2016 ) , video still, courtesy of the artist

First Trumpet in the New Millennium (2016), video still, courtesy of the artist

 

First Trumpet in the New Millennium

2016, single-channel video, B&W, stereo sound, 7’18’’

“Tsang Kin-Wah’s First Trumpet in The New Millennium is a compelling black and white piece that utilises clips of the attacks on the World Trade Centre from the video-sharing website YouTube. The images are cropped and blurred, and converted to black and white imagery that act not as a replay of the event itself but as a prompt for memories of it.”

–Artist’s statement

 

TSANG Kin-Wah

Born in 1976 in Shantou, Guangdong; lives in Hong Kong

Tsang Kin-Wah graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Camberwell College of Arts in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Onsite/offsite: Tsang Kin-Wah, at Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2017); NOTHING, at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong (2016); The Infinite Nothing, at Hong Kong Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2015); Ecce Homo Trilogy II at Thurgau Art Museum, Switzerland (2015), among others. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions including Istanbul Biennial (2017), Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012), Aichi Triennale (2010), Biennale of Sydney (2010), Biennale de Lyon (2009), among others. His works can be found in key collections and museums, including, M+ Museum of Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), etc. Tsang represented Hong Kong in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.