All That Glitters Is Not Gold by Hong Guoyao

It’s been a couple of months since we featured Hong Guoyao on our site. Since then, he participated in the NOISE TAP programme during which he produced a new body of work under the mentorship of Chow Chee Yong.

“By mediating on the intersection between capitalism and conservation, All That Glitters Is Not Gold attempts to examine Man’s dialectic relationship with Nature. Weaving in elements of photography, video and performative art, the artwork provokes the viewer to ponder Man’s existence and co-dependence with the natural world. Gold, a symbol of material wealth and industrial progress, takes on a shade of ambiguity here by doubling up as ochre, the earthy colour of nature.”

All That Glitters Is Not Gold is exhibiting at SAM @ 8Q as part of Noise Singapore’s The Apprenticeship Programme, till 7 September 2014.



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