Sep 4– Nov 16
Opening: Tuesday, Sep 3, 6 – 8.30pm
Both an artist and a scholar, Qin is a collector of Ming dynasty furniture. Using his antique wooden furniture as subject, he creates negative images using a large-format camera.
Continuing themes addressed in his 2017 solo show at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, Qin’s new works depict three-dimensional objects using two-dimensional means to develop his own particular artistic language. Through a creative deconstruction of the photographic negative – and its black/white reversal – he attempts to achieve the effect he terms ‘bringing life out of death’. In his images, lines create space, segmenting the flat surface of the picture and the space between background and subject is compressed.
The first of White Cube’s galleries to be located outside of the UK, White Cube Hong Kong is situated at 50 Connaught Road, in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district. Since its inception in March 2012, the gallery has hosted a varied programme of exhibitions including Gilbert & George, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst and Cerith Wyn Evans. The gallery provides an interior exhibition space of 550 m2 (6000 sq ft) which is set over two floors and has a ceiling height of over 4.5 metres. The building was designed by London based architects Maybank and Matthews.