Pak Sheung-chuen, White Library / A Mind Reaching for Emptiness, 2009
White Library / A Mind Reaching for Emptiness, 2009
100 photocopied paper sheets
Each page 29 x 42 cm and variable dimensions
Photo by Alain Kantarijian. © Alain Kantarjian.
“A blank page is a pause of time in reading. It could also be readable, offering infinite imagination. A blank page creates a common link in different books, giving us a vision of the whole. During my residency in the library of Asia Art Archive, I photocopied all the blank pages from its collection, attempting to create an alternative to the archive‘s collection.”
Pak Sheung Chuen (b. 1977 in Fujian, China) is an artist living and working in Hong Kong. He received his BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. Recent group exhibitions include, amongst others, Crystal City, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, and Encounter with the Passerby ABC, Juming Museum, Jinshan, Taiwan. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (2010) and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2010). In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Contemporary Chinese Art Award (CCAA).