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HU WEI 胡伟
b. 1989, works and lives in Beijing
HU WEI 胡伟
2021
Installation
Brass, bronze, stainless steel, photosensitive resin, crystal, chemical heat colouring
22(H)*72*30.5cm
Edition of 3 + 1AP
HUW_1647

“In the Belly of the X – Double Headed” borrows the Bible story of Jonah and the Whale, suggesting one's meditation and rebirth in the monster’s dark body. Inside the belly is Capricorn, a fictional sea-creature often found in Southeast Asian literature. It combines the characteristics of multiple species in various legends, revealing a clear confrontation between land and sea. In terms of both religion and politics, Capricorn has become a complex and intertwined image of identity. Evoking imaginations of the “sea nomad”, the artist develops a narrative based on mythology and bio-archaeology and hopes to find a intersection between human and particular creature.

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Related Exhibitions:
The Long Way Around, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 12.18, 2021 -02.18, 2022



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