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Rockbund Art Museum

Heman Chong

Ifs, ands, or Buts
HEMAN CHONG, Endless (Nights), 2016, 10,000 copies of newspapers, dimensions variable. 

Courtesy Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.

"Ifs, Ands, or Buts," Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, recently held at Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai, referred to words used as caveats in agreements. It was also a reference to Shanghai itself, which is built on international "concessions" and zones of free trade. The limits of these alternative inner cities are permeable and allow sanctuary, as they did to European refugees during the

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