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Nabuqi: Now You See It 


Portrait of NABUQI. Photo by Zhu Mo. Courtesy the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong/Shanghai.

In a tenebrous gallery, a curtained cube frame encloses an illumined space filled with artificial palms and potted plants. Their shadows overlap and distort on the thin white fabric, which flutters in the breeze of wall-mounted electric fans. Intermittently the fans and lights switch off like a cut in the scene. This theatricality is intentional in Nabuqi’s At dusk after the rain... setting sunlight... where light spots in all sizes...... fade, ......washing out... and winding…

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