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b. 1975, works and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
multi-channel animation
8 minutes 12 seconds
Edition of 8

Music by JIN Feng

The distinctive aroma of art invented by TANG Maohong permeates his animation installation Orchid Finger as well as the silkscreen prints related to this piece. It is smart, humorous, peculiar and amusing. All the figures are displayed within round frames traditionally adopted in Chinese painting for themes like flowers and birds. The description of scenarios including flowers, pagodas and mushrooms has significantly deviated from still pictures in traditional sense. Talking in a straightforward language, it is a surreal world with self-humour, where human, animals and plants interacting with each other all gather together in the big carnival. The artist successfully presents a professional technique that combines tons of imagination and sensitivity obtained from everyday experience and then translates them into recognizable style characterized by exaggeration and uniqueness. What is reflected in his image world is not just the naissance of a new theme. Instead, it is imagination of a soul attached to flowing iconographic environment as well as reversal from tradition that bears too much to move.

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Related Exhibitions:
Imprinting in Time, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A. 08.11, 2023 -11.12, 2023
The Compiler Screenings 2019, Kult.kino Atelier, Basel 11.19, 2019
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 1, ShanghART Video Room & ShanghART Library 09.08, 2017
Tang Maohong: Orchid Finger, NUO Hotel, Beijing 09.01, 2017 -12.01, 2017
Temporary Boundary, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium 04.23, 2015 -06.06, 2015
TransMedia Art & Fashion Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai 05.24, 2012 -06.07, 2012
Spectrum, A4 Contemporary Arts, Chengdu 09.27, 2011 -11.25, 2011
Huge Character, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 09.03, 2011 -12.07, 2011
Rotating Shanghai I, San Pablo Arts District Fund (SPAD), Oakland, U.S.A. Dec,2010 -Feb,2011
Metamorphosis, ShanghART 796 Huaihai Road, Shanghai 06.29, 2009 -07.30, 2009
An Unforgettable Tour, National Museum of Cinema, Turin, Italy 11.08, 2008 -11.09, 2008
7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai 09.09, 2008 -11.16, 2008
Facing Reality, National Art Museum of China, Beijing 04.09, 2008 -04.26, 2008
China, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna, Austria 10.26, 2007 -02.10, 2008
Imagery Play, PKM Gallery, Beijing 09.29, 2007 -11.10, 2007
Beyond Empire, Arario Gallery, Beijing 07.08, 2006 -08.20, 2006
Sunday, Gwangju Art Museum, Korea Jun,2006
A Lot of Ash - A Lot of Dust, BizART, Shanghai 06.02, 2005 -06.04, 2005
Asian Traffic, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai 2005


Related Texts:
A lot of ash – A lot of dust , Lu Leiping TEXT 2005
Statement of "Orchid Finger" , Tang Maohong TEXT 2004

Related Works:
Orchid Finger-8
Orchid Finger-11
Orchid Finger-9
Orchid Finger-7
Orchid Finger-10
Orchid Finger-2
Orchid Finger-4
Orchid Finger-6
Orchid Finger -01
Orchid Finger-5
Orchid Finger-12
Orchid Finger-3


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