Nicole Wong at Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Sydney

16th March 2018

Until 11 June 2018

Curated by Mami Kataoka, a selection of Hong Kong artist Nicole Wong’s minimal works is on display in the 21st Biennale of Sydney: Superposition: Equilibrium and Engagement.

The artist presents three black-and-white drawings on paper and a series of six carved marble sculptures. She is working beyond the bounds of any single medium; Nicole Wong adopts a process-driven approach to investigating philosophical questions associated with time, the tenuous connections between words and objects, and the limits of communication.

Often quiet and unassuming, Wong’s works invite introspective thought through their appeal to universal sentiments and desires. Deftly weaving together wordplay and double entendre throughout her practice, Wong explores the connections between literal and connotative meanings. Her works enter the realm of semiotics, using everyday objects and common materials to question the relationship between the signifier (a sign’s physical form) and signified (a sign’s meaning).

 

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