* 童昆鸟 Tong Kunniao | 拖把拳击鸟 Mop Boxer ｜2019｜100x100x150cm｜拳击手套，人造毛，金属，拖把等 boxing gloves, artificial wool, metal, mop, etc.
Just Stay in the Cold
03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
2020.09.11 - 12.12
12:00pm - 06:00pm
Potsdamer Str. 81B 107985 Berlin
Hua International is pleased to present a solo exhibition in two chapters by artist Tong Kunniao, Just Stay in the Cold, which will be the artist's first exhibition in Berlin.
In China, Tong Kunniao is one of the most sought-after artists of a generation whose works clearly stand out from those of previously known Chinese artists. Firmly ensconced within the post-medium condition, Tong’s work extends beyond formal boundaries to encompass sculpture, performance, painting, photography, and poetry—sometimes even within the parameters of a single work. For Tong, the endless supply of objects that end up in resale shops, flea markets, and dumpsters form a substructure for the semiotics of the built world. He describes this seemingly limitless flow of consumer goods as a “bad infinity” and the role of the artist as a scatological scavenger who performatively explores its depths. What special traces and stories can be found or imagined in the found pieces, what they reveal about the city and its people, we will associatively experience in Tong Kunniao's sensual and obstinate objects.
Referring to his name, which means bird, Tong transforms himself into a bird, one of the oldest symbols in Chinese art history. Floating only on a self-built construction with a thin stand. He plays with the idea of a symbiosis of work and animal because his search for independence, self-determination and anarchy is the starting point of his artistic experiments. He is concerned with breaking out of social structures, which is also the title of his exhibition. Tong - himself a busy flâneur, poet, globetrotter, and free spirit - is fascinated by life as an outsider, by living on the fringes of society.
*童昆鸟 Tong Kunniao | 红尾双蛋鸟 Red Tail Double Eggs Bird｜2020 | 140x150x220cm | 混合材料（丝袜，金属，人造毛，等）Mixed media (stockings, metal, artificial wool, etc.)
*童昆鸟 Tong Kunniao | 小黑寡妇 Little Black Widow | 2019｜90x90x145cm | 混合材料（丝袜，金属，石头。等）Mixed media (stockings, metal, stones, etc.)
*童昆鸟 Tong Kunniao | 额头小点心 Forehead Snack | 2020｜100x140x230cm | 混合材料（丝袜，金属，人造毛，等）Mixed media (stockings, metal, artificial wool, etc.)