WONG Wing Sang

 
Stay  (2014 ) , video still, courtesy of the artist and Canton Gallery

Stay (2014), video still, courtesy of the artist and Canton Gallery

 

stay

2014, single-channel video, 1’42”

You said that alien meteorites may have brought new elements and produced DNA.
I said that everyone is from different planets.
You said that one meter is the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1/299.792.458 seconds.

I said that one meter is a step forward.
You said, let us sit on the rocket and fly at the speed oflight. When you come back, you will find that people arealready grey and you are still young.
I said, can we learn to crawl like turtles and accelerate ageing?
Let’s go! You said.
But I just wanted to stay in the same place for a while.

–WONG Wing Sang

 

WONG wing sang

Born 1990 in Dongguan, lives and works in Hong Kong

Recipient of the Cheung’s Fine Arts Award in 2013 while he was still studying Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, WONG Wing Sang’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. His artistic creations focus on the composition of contemporary society, as well as unspoken rules and the personal subsistence state within it. He uses ready-made objects and images to build metaphors, exploring the subtle emotions and grey zones beyond everyday language. His recent exhibitions include The Slowest Wind, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou (2018); Chen Pai’an, Wong Wing Sang, Wu Sibo, TABULA RASA,Beijing (2018); Photo Booth, Para Site, Art BaselHK, Hong Kong (2017); Hazy Winter, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou (2015), Our 1989-1999, TNUA, Taipei (2014).