newsprint taped on concrete wall, 2019
In Chinese publishing system, placing a black rectangle around a name denotes death.
What is the significance of declaring the death of the next year before it begins?
What does “2020” mean to you?
A number? or an icon / symbol in a specific international sociopolitical context?
Tokyo Olympics? US Presidential Election? A good lil wish for the next year?
2020, is no longer just a number:
as a pictorial sign, it reflects what we learnt in the past denotation.
By combining the symbolic number & literary sign into a new whole, this work proposes a multifaceted exploration of the relationship between society, politics, and pictorial signs.