ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Meng Huangyou
single-channel video
6 minutes

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