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Enjoy Your Meal!

Exhibited at Duddell’s, Hong Kong, 2 Aug – 23 Sep 2018
Clothing, Dummy, Plastic Food Model

In 1959, Mark Rothko accepted a commission from Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. “I hope to paint something that will ruin the appetite of every son of a bitch who ever eats in that room”. Sounds dramatic enough, but he failed and returned the money because he found that ‘people can stand anything these days’. I was curious about what I could do in a high-end restaurant, while contributing to the context of this exhibition.
Enjoy Your Meal! is a scene recreated to depict the McRefugee phenomenon and the problem of extreme shortage in affordable housing situation in Hong Kong.

During the opening of the exhibition, visitors around Enjoy Your Meal!