:: Jiang Zhi: ON THE WHITE

osage kwun tong: 10.10.2008 – 16.11.2008

Curated by Isabel Ching

ON THE WHITE is Jiang Zhi’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. It is an introspective examination of confrontation, entanglement, coexistence and contradictions. A male and a female body move under the white cloth. Rather than emphasizing gender difference, the bodies seem to be governed by mystical force and tension, indicating a sort of yin/yang co-dependence that underlies the basis of life. Indistinct forces are shown to be at work, intimating what is experienced and felt rather than theorized or verbalized. The white cloth manifests a fluid form and visual/conceptual ambiguity from which can arise intuition, direct insights and a nuanced understanding that approaches the truth.