Thu, 25 Oct 2012
Join us at 5.30pm on Thursday 25th October where current exhibitor Suki Chan will be talking about her latest exhibition in The West Gallery, A Hundred Seas Rising.
Suki Chan was born in Hong Kong and lives and works in London. Chan graduated from Goldsmiths in 1999 and completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art in 2008. Her recent solo shows include: Utopia on the Horizon, Tintype, London; and Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, a major video installation commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, shown at Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of London.
A Hundred Seas Rising is inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities and the Hundred Flowers Movement in China. The work explores how literature might be implicated in the imagination and trajectories of revolutions, referencing the Hundred Flowers Movement in China. The movement invited a variety of views and solutions to national policy issues, the name of which originated from a poem: “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.”