Wang Gongxin – In-Between

by 株式会社カウンタック

White Cube is pleased to present “In-Between”, the first solo exhibition in London by Chinese artist Wang Gongxin in which the artist expands on the central thesis of Japanese writer Tanizaki Junichiro’s 1933 essay “In Praise of Shadows”. In this influential text, the author argued that light is used differently in the East and West: Western cultures looking for illumination and clarity; East Asian cultures embracing shadow and subtlety. Exploring cultural connections between light and mindsets, Wang also interrogates Japanese post-war architect Kurokawa Kisho’s concept of “grey space”, where distinctions between inside and outside, artificial and natural, and individual and collective are blurred.