ISBN : 978-988-17583-7-8
Publisher : Osage Kwun Tong
Date Published : March 2008
Author : Cheo Chai-Hiang, Isabel Ching, Fu Xiaodong, Sun Dongdong, Jonathan Thomson
Qiu Zhijie, Zhu Dake, Jiang Zhi
Editor : Agnes Lin
Designer : Joseph Yiu (Osage Design)
Curator : Isabel Ching
Artist/s: : Jiang Zhi
This catalogue was first published on the occasion of the exhibition, Jiang Zhi | On The White held at Osage Kwun Tong from 10 October 2008 to 16 November 2008.
Jiang Zhi | On The Whote marks the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of Chinese artist, Jiang Zhi..
Jiang Zhi is a poet whose ruminations on the metaphysical aspects of art and life find extraordinary expression in video, installation and photography.
The opening lines of Aristotle’s “Metaphysics” may have been written for Jiang Zhi. “All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses, for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves, and above all others the sense of sight. For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer seeing to everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things.”
Jiang Zhi delights in exploring our senses in order to bring to light the differences between things.
His work is concerned with the expressive power of art. It strives to be independent of mere intelligence and to become a matter of pure perception. He is more concerned with form and matter than he is with subject or material. His artworks combine both sense and sensibility in a direct appeal to our imaginative reason.