As part of its curatorial projects, the french gallerist Edouard Malingue will show next month, a new exhibition in Hong Kong. “Clamour Can Melt Gold” is a group exhibition that addresses the representation, cultural value and economy around the extraction of gold.
This group exhibition brings together works by Marcel Broodthaers, He Xiangyu, Alfredo Jaar, Regina Jose Galindo, Kwan Sheung Chi & Wong Wai Yin, Sarah Lai, Prabhakar Pachpute, Danh Vo and School of Zanabazar. The show is curated by Inti Guerrero.
Inti Guerrero, the curator speaks about the exhibition theme : “Gold has had an almost universal presence in the history of most societies as a symbol of wealth. (…) In China and Hong Kong, gold has been a key element of traditional culture, its colour and symbols being widely represented as general signs of prosperity and good fortune. The major current market of golden jewellery in Hong Kong, catering increasingly to shoppers from the expanding Mainland Chinese middle class, is significant enough to influence general economic parameters, as seen in recent years.”
The title of the show translates a Chinese idiom: “眾口鑠金”. Having a moral dimension, it can be rendered as “clamour can melt gold”, meaning that the voices of many people can confuse right with wrong. Legend has it that Sun Yat-sen used it regarding something being struck down by the majority.
This exhibition is once again an opportunity to show the importance of Asian Culture, but it’s also a means of the French gallerist based in Hong Kong since 2010, to discover and take part in the propagation of this culture.
Edouard Malingue Gallery
CLAMOUR CAN MELT GOLD, 眾口鑠金
August 7 – September 11, 2015
Sixth floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
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