ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Untimely Meditations I (Do trees go to heaven?)
ROBERT ZHAO RENHUI 赵仁辉
2022
colour inkjet print
Archival inkjet print, mounted on aluminium
74(H)*111cm
Edition of 3 + 1AP
ZRH_0447

In 2020, a fire covering the size of a football field and with flames nearly four storeys high broke out in Lim Chu Kang. The fire was caused by horticultural waste that has been accumulated for a long time and burned for almost two weeks. I could see the flames and smoke from my window.
The incident got me thinking about our interactions with nature. When visiting the site of the fire, I could hardly breathe. The burning was a result of a very transactional relationship with nature - we are mostly concerned with making things manageable for humans.

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Robert Zhao Renhui: Monuments in the Forest, ShanghART, Shanghai 03.11, 2023 -04.30, 2023