Home Fires 01: Gordon Cheung

24 - 30 April 2020

Home, 2020, Financial Times stock listings, bamboo and adhesive, dimensions variable

 

Made from layered newspaper and bamboo, Gordon Cheung’s window installation Home refers to homes in China with traditional window lattice designs that were demolished due to rapid urbanisation. The sculpture hovers between states of being, suggesting a ghost architecture that would have supported the windows. They act as a demarcation between the march of unstoppable progress, and the framework of identity, history and culture that define the individual. Home appeared in Cheung’s fourth solo show with the gallery, Tears of Paradise. This exhibition was the latest in a series in which Cheung witnesses and interprets events surrounding the emergence of China as a twenty-first century global superpower.