ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Nothing is Impossible
SHI YONG 施勇
2010
iron
20(H)*212*8cm
Edition of 10
SYU050

It was not long before the confidence index of Chinese contemporary art overflowed. At that time we, almost everyone on the earth, believed that it was only a matter of time Beijing would become a world art center. In my opinion, to summarize the feelings at the time with one sentence will have to be “nothing is impossible”.

I decided to use this sentence directly as the concept of creation. In terms of today’s situation, “nothing is impossible” is not only a summary of past reality but also a two-edged sword. When a state of excitement and mania is presented, as a matter of fact, its opposite is also foreshadowed. It is just like a prediction that unfortunately comes true, which oddly reminds me of Titanic.

SHI Yong

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