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NEW CURRENTS

Powers of Observation

by The Editors

Through inexplicable objects, rye political analyses and kinships revisited with new media—four young artists translate moments of intimacy, humor and insight.

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Magdalen Wong

Hong Kong

MAGDALEN WONG, Stuffed, 2010, golden fabric and rotating fan. Courtesy the artist.

In a corner of the gallery space a shiny bronze electric fan struggles to “breathe,” turning from side to side, while engulfed by an amorphous bellowing gold mass. Suffocation or embrace? The languid balloon-like sack’s tacky golden sheen, like a sickly sweet aroma, hints at death…

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