ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Meng Huangyou
KAN XUAN 阚萱
2010
Single-channel video
6 minutes
KX_9098

The artist used a cooked chicken head which blinks again and again to make words appear one by one. The corresponding narration is borrowed from Meng Huangyou in Praise with Laughter, written by Zhao Nanxing in Ming Dynasty. The weasel(you) is a chicken-eating animal, and Meng Huangyou(Meng Weasel) is a nickname for a person who was famous for his appetite for chicken. The artist borrows the identity of food to tell the story, craftily referring to some nonexistent reality with this most common object.

Related Exhibitions:
Clutch ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.06, 2013 -11.24, 2013
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011 Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai 09.09, 2011 -11.27, 2011