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Misfortune God
2006
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Misfortune God
2006
digital prints
90x145cm
01 / 10

A series of photographs depict deities that were abandoned because they were unable to divine winning lotto numbers (see God Pound). These abandoned gods, exiled in outdoor environments, reveal crackling paint, tangled beards and fractured skulls. Aware of their miserable fate, from worshipped spirits to wretched homeless, the unwavering smiles of the deities seem to reveal signs of sadness and worry. The fact that these little deities are cast in the shape of men serves to remind us how difficult it is for people to imagine anything outside the register of the visible. In these works that contemplate the human nature of religion, we are reminded that gods are the product of people’s projections. Just like people, they are defined by what others want them to be.

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30 artworks / 38 exhibition
Installation Art , Video Art , Painting
My artistic identity is no different than that of ordinary intellectuals in other disciplines, only it involves more artistic technique and aesthetic ability. I express common problems, just like a writer uses his pen to comment on current events, ...
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KEYWORDS
PENG Hung-Chih, 2007, Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 1997, Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 1999, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2007, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2006, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2002, Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2006, Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2004, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2006, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2002, Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2007, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2008, Video Art