Paddle8 is pleased to support a new fund operated by Para/Site, Hong Kong’s leading non-profit contemporary art space with art works available for online bidding from May 16th to May 28th. Featured in the sale is a selection of gifts from artists hailing from around the world as part of The Wedding Project by Zhang Wei and Hu Fang, founders of Vitamin Creative Space, a Guangdong-based art space which explores and interacts with alternative working modes specifically geared to a contemporary Chinese audience. All proceeds will go towards the Wedding Project Artist Production Fund, operated by Para/Site and in support of the creation of new artworks. As Para/Site is one of the oldest and most active independent art centers in Asia, it aims to forge a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.
The auction includes a painting by Heman Chong titled Never Let Me Go (2011), inspired by the Kazuo Ishiguro book of the same title, a framed birth certificate of a Second Life baby in Cao Fei’s China Moon (2011), and Chow Chun Fai’s doll’s reenactment of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (2011) with the photo installation pieced together by many small photographs.
Sculpture, photography, and traditional Chinese calligraphy are mixed in Yangjiang Group’s interdisciplinary piece Meal is Over No. 6 (2011), in which a series of symbols and characters are pieced together with real food products and photographed as a still life.
Additional sculptural work featured in the auction includes Olafur Eliasson’s Your Mercury Ocean (2009), a skateboard covered in reflective coating, and Huang He’s Whale (2011), consisting of a pair of pink crystals carved in the shape of a dorsal fin.
Be sure to check out more selections from Para/Site on Paddle8, live bidding will be end on May 28th at noon (HKT) – that’s midnight of the 28th for everyone in New York! See more works on our Paddle8 Tumblr page, and come back for more Hong Kong related posts throughout the weekend!