Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 11am-5pm.
During the course of his eight week residency which is supported by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan Vincent has embarked on a new body of work entitled The Atlantis Project.
The Atlantis Project uses an aquarium tank to house coral reefs growing on miniature sculptures of iconic landmarks of civilized and capitalist society. With the concept of creating a modern day Atlantis city, where all that is known to civilized mankind will be flooded over by the rising sea levels. The corals are free to develop and grow until all its resources within the aquarium are fully consumed, and eventually inducing a coral bleaching event where they die off. Under the microcosm of the aquarium, the project wishes to show metaphorically the limitations of Mother Earth’s resources. As a subset of the Earth’s vast system, the human behavior of unrelentingly seeking for infinite growth will inevitably lead to extinction.
The Open Studio will also showcase paintings from Huang’s climate change series.
Artspace Sydney 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road
More information: Vincent J.F. Huang