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Worried About None
2001-2002
BY
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN
Worried About None
2001-2002
ink-jet printing (IJP) , plastic bags
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Worried About None
2001-2002
ink-jet printing (IJP) , plastic bags
Dimensions Variable
Worried About None
2001-2002
ink-jet printing (IJP) , plastic bags
Dimensions Variable
Worried About None
2001-2002
ink-jet printing (IJP) , plastic bags
Dimensions Variable
Worried About None
2001-2002
ink-jet printing (IJP) , plastic bags
Dimensions Variable
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The word "none" (which directly translates to "bag") is symbolized by a plastic bag, thus, the literal meaning of Worried About None refers to sheltering oneself inside a plastic bag. It's a metaphor for the act of hiding inside some sort of safe but also closed-off environment, unable to turn over and avoiding any form of breakthrough. It refers to a form of real environment where one truly lives complacently within, where one is attached and reluctant to leave or unable to escape. A seemingly comfortable but also empty environment, a non-stick, waterproof paradise constructed with the plastic bag. It represents what I feel from the modern capitalist society: a consumerist paradise where even depression and suffering can be commoditized and sold; a shiny, cheap, and empty paradise that is both real and illusory, where the line between life and death blurs.

ARTISTS
9 artworks / 51 exhibition
Installation Art
Wen Hsiang Mark Chen was born in 1957, Taipei, and graduated from the fine arts department of Chinese Culture University in 1980, Taiwan. He obtained the MFA degree of CUNY in 1990, USA. After returning to Taiwan in 1992, he and couples of artists ...
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KEYWORDS
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2001, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2010, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1997, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2007, Photographic Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2004, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2008, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1998, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1994, Installation Art