Entang Wiharso Special Presentation at Art Central Hong Kong 2018
Entang Wiharso will have a special public presentation under the PROJECTS section of this year’s Art Central Hong Kong 2018. “I Want To Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement” is an emotional, personal reflection on today’s mass-shootings, and is a memorial for those innocent children and for all people facing violence.
This seminal work will be on display in a public wall at the fair, in addition to the works by other artists at MARC STRAUS Booth E04.
The tragedy of school shootings in the US was the impetus for the work “I Want to Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement”. As an artist in residence in Melbourne, Australia in 2012 I heard the devastating news about the Sandy Hook school shooting in the US. I worried about my own children’s safety and I prayed for my children’s future. Like all parents who have “agreed” to love and protect our children, my heart went out to the families involved in this tragedy. I thought about our hopes for long life and the interconnection of children with parents and the communities they live in. The figures are bound together through a network of intersecting intestines to show the essential but vulnerable connections that exist between them. This work is an emotional, personal reflection on these events and is a memorial for those innocent children and for all people facing violence. “I Want to Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement” is the expressions of my dream to create a better and more peaceful future for our children, a future where this kind of tragedy never happens again.