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.