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30 May 2011

love every colo(u)r, love the present

Night, a big building by the sea.
In the many rooms: black, words, red, images, white. 

I come to see two exhibitions, 'Love the Future' and 'Red - China and Artistic Freedom, 17 Perspectives'. The first words I see, 'Please Censor Yourself'. 

Inside, a mountain reaches one meter higher. A woman, naked, holds another woman's baby, also naked. A man with white hair tries to ring a bell beyond a very red flag. Ai Weiwei places a brick on his head, and many people wear the word 'Wei' on their foreheads. 

On the two ceilings, in white fluorescence, the words,
'No Thinking' and 'Free Doom'.
Photo: Outside the two exhibitions, Red - China and Artistic Freedom, 17 Perspectives and Love The Future, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Text: Artwork by Ko Siu Lan (the quoted words), Map Office (portraits of Ai Wei Wei with brick), Vinci Mok et al (film of woman and child), Bobby Sham (portraits of people with 'Wei' on forehead) and others.

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