May 26 – July 9, 2011

The Travelogue of Dr. Brain Damages

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Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Ai God is Catching Ghost, 2011
digital print on canvas, 
36 x 48 X 4 in

In this thangka inspired collage Chinese artist and activist Ai WeiWei is cast as Hayagriva - a representation of an angry Guan Yin in Chinese Buddhism. He is holding the following weapons with his six arms: An iPhone “Facing Time” with Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo, a Twitter bird, a Lightsaber, a Chinese calligraphy brush, Scales of Justice, and a laptop with Grass Mud Horse graphics on the screen. Grass Mud Horse is the icon of citizens’ resistance to censorship.      


:TIN-KIN HUNG Kenneth:Tin-Kin'11:Tin-Kin'11 Images:pingpongmockupWOcrab_sm.jpgIn his new exhibition The Travelogue of Dr. Brain Damages Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung takes on the increasingly pervasive, draconian censorship of the Internet in China and  Chinese government restrictions of freedom of expression.  Through a series of dense collages, a video animation, and a sculpture of a ping-pong table where the net is replaced by a model of The Great Wall of China, Hung delivers a visual battlefield of biting political satire.  Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung has been called “the John Heartfield of the digital era.” Like Hartfield, who developed photomontage technique and turned it into a form of social critique, Hung’s meticulously researched works, composed entirely of imagery appropriated from online sources, expose injustice, corruption and hypocrisy, reflect on a call for social change, and direct attention to issues of today, which are bound to have historical impact. Tin-Kin Hung was born in Hong Kong and now lives in New York.
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Also on view: SALLY SMART – Flaubert’s Puppets


Postmasters Gallery located at 459 West 19th Street between 9 and 10 Avenues is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 6
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