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Wang Tuo at Blindspot Gallery

The Second Interrogation 
Mar 21 – May 6, 2023 
Opening: Mar 18, 4pm – 7pm 
In Conversation: Wang Tuo and Anthony Yung, 5pm – 6pm

Blindspot Gallery 
15/F Po Chai Industrial Building 
28 Wong Chuk Hang Road 
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong 
+852 2517 6238 
Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 6.30pm

“The Second Interrogation” is Wang Tuo’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The Second Interrogation, the titular work of the exhibition, is a two-part video installation based on the artist’s observations and reflections on cultural censorship in the art world in China in recent years. The first part of the work consists of a two-channel video, and the second part a single channel. The work stages the dramatic encounter of the fraught friendship between an artist and a censor, as well as the creeping tension in their exchanges. Together and in reversing roles, they ask fundamental and existential questions about the arts, testifying to the uncertainties they share about the purpose of art in society: what is the role of an artist in an authoritarian state? How could art bring about social change?

Alongside the film, the exhibition will feature Weapons, Wang’s new series of oil paintings depicting portraits of anonymous individuals who are part of the underground art and culture circle in China. Also on view are Wang’s drawings derived from the film.

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