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March 16, 2018 Back To News

Entang Wiharso Special Presentation at Art Central Hong Kong 2018

Entang Wiharso, I Want to Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement, 2013
Brass, color pigment, resin, thread
35.4 x 98.4 in (90 x 250 cm)

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.

Artist Statement:

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.

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