04/09/2022 - 16/10/2022
New Work - Film
Bo Wang - The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned
In collaboration with Open City Documentary Festival, LUX presents a new exhibition by Chinese artist, filmmaker and researcher Bo Wang. Now based in Amsterdam, Wang’s critical spatial practice incorporates film and video, new media, and installation. Hong Kong is a key site of interest, Wang explores how the city operates as a liminal space situated between the legacy of British colonialism and its contemporary connection with mainland China.
The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned is a new work from Wang as he extends his practice into a careful study of the shopping mall, politicising this otherwise intentionally neutralised space. At this exhibition at LUX, Bo Wang’s work is situated within the context of Waterlow Park. Rare and exotic botanical species populate the gardens with views across to the City of London, the centre of the British colonial project.