Doreen CHANOranges on Ground 2016

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What this is about

a story about fine arts, two stories about oranges

In 2014, it was controversial that Tate Modern spent £30000 to buy an installation artwork, Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges) 1967, by Roelof Louw which was created with 5800 oranges, to raise questions about ephemerality, time and decay. Visitors were invited to take an orange and as a result the piece literally dematerialises and changes through visitor participation.

*£5 = HKD58.8, price of each orange of Roelof Louw’s work.

In 2016, it was controversial that an old fruit store coolie died in a car accident and the oranges he left on the road were taken by passersby.

About the artist

Doreen, Wing Yan Chan was born in 1987 in Hong Kong. Originally trained in Visual Communication, her creative outlet brought her to UK, where she joined East Street Arts and held an artist studio in 2010. She currently lives in Hong Kong.

Chan’s daily life is her main interest and inspiration of her creations. Working with images, videos and installations, she draws from various subjects that relate the intricacies of her identity to the surrounding environment. She believes “Images are just materials for my creations”.

She was invited to hold her first solo exhibition 25.9 at Lianzhou Foto Festival 2013 and exhibit her works in various exhibitions in Beijing, Gwangju and Hong Kong . Her work has been selected as one of the 2015 Three Shadows Photography Award Finalists.