Hua International wishes you happy holidays and a joyful and peaceful 2023!
Our Berlin space will be closed for the winter break until January 10th, we look forward to seeing you next year!
On view until the 4th February, 2023
One of the most celebrated young artists working in China today, Tong Kunniao has built a reputation for creating immersive worlds that bristle with dark humor. He uses found materials and freely samples aesthetic impulses from Chinese and Western art histories to articulate idiosyncratic, highly personal multimedia reflections upon our current state of social, ecological, and political crisis.
In his new exhibition with Hua International, Kunniao creates an immersive universe entitled “wiltopia,” a fantastical world—perhaps not so unlike our near future—in which human beings are increasingly divided, segregated, and controlled while their impact on nature begins to bite back. Although Kunniao does not explicitly identify as a “political” artist, his work nonetheless grapples with systems of repressive social control, the quantification and mechanization of human experience, and the fragility of all life in the Anthropocene.