Residue | Chaohui Xie & Georgia Simitzis
Chaohui’s work explodes in pale silence. She collects coins from a pond, into which global visitors toss their coins as if it was a wishing well. In the chronicle development of her artistic practice, the coins got rotten, melted, disintegrated, abstracted, and allegorised. They could look as small as viruses and bullet holes, or as big as nation-states and gaps of ideology, all of which could easily fade away in the procession of time.
While lacking apparent thematic echoing and contrasting in their styles of presentation, the two artists unite on a deeper level of questioning through materiality: origins, appearances, progresses, finiteness and infinity, and humanity as we know it.