Can I swear someone?



兼容的盒子计划第六十三期 bazaar compatible program #63
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
我可以骂人吗? Can I Swear Someone?
赵葆康的霓虹灯标识 neon sign by Zhao Baokang

2014/01/14 - 2014/01/26
安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26

Petrol's price continues booming without a slight signal of falling, a CCTV reporter interviewed one citizen about his personal views, he followed: Could I swear someone?

In our era, personal destination are constantly resonating, interacting, re-conciliating or contradicting with society's one. In an institution where "1% owns, 1% rules and 1% consumes", we repeatedly received negative feedbacks of "unavailable, unavailable, unavailable". Mass's rage are real and deep. It reflects deficiencies in this society with prevalent anxieties and pains, which all brought this unspoken violent statement a weired charisma with a gentleman style.

The artist himself could seize this energy from the mass, although the work is altogether presented with this statement, the properties of it has been pulling into artist's own scenario: Not the original event, neither from the media's report, but the work has bring out something from artist himself: it might be a part that he was interested in, a section to draw Criticisms of Viewers and societies in response to those tangible works.

Zhao Baokang
Shanghai, January 9, 2014