ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Don't Touch DON'T TOUCH
SHI YONG 施勇
1996
Sound installation
尺寸可变 diminsion variable 240(H)*100(W)*100cm | 霓虹灯 Neon 10*85*20cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
SYU035

This is a neon work titled “Don't Touch DON'T TOUCH” by Shi Yong. The first "Don't Touch" is a verb, while the second one is both a noun and an object. Composed of four pink neon-light Chinese characters on the ground, it has a motion sensor and an alarm attached, which means anyone that gets close to it would set off the alarm. By doing this the artist tries to ask: why does the exclamation of rights always end in the game of power?

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Related Exhibitions:
Shi Yong:One Man’s Art History ShanghART, Shanghai 11.07, 2021 -01.09, 2022
Rouge Shanghai Night Club, Shanghai 12.28, 2014 -01.30, 2015
The Heaven ּ The World ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.17, 2004 -10.22, 2004