An art exhibition about life called Nothing
This is a meaningful art exhibition which invites visitors to think about life. Starting from the architecture itself, to the terrace and to the dark indoor gallery, the artist's thought about life is everywhere.
His view on life is pessimistic. Everything we chase and worry about is nothing. Yes, we make a living every day. We study hard and work hard every day. We spend most of the time on having our portfolio. We meet others' expectations. We take so many photos and share them on Facebook. We watch the number of followers and likes every second. But so what if we will eventually die?
I thought about materials when I was a child, that if I could own what I have after death. The Australian accountant I worked with told me he used to work hard and feel guilty if he didn't, but realised death is the only end. Nothing will change if you work harder. So, why not enjoy our life?
What Steve Jobs said about death can give us some answers about 'nothing' that the artist has raised,
'Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.'
'When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then , for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.'
We should be reminded that whether we punish ourselves will not affect the fate of death, but we can choose to be happy and enjoyable at this moment.
Tsang Kin-wah: Nothing
9 September to 6 November 2016 @ M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District
11am-6pm, Wed to Sun and public holidays. Free admission.