Nude Jade Pierced by Hansel Tai

Exhibition  /  30 Jul 2022  -  10 Aug 2022
Published: 05.08.2022

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“Nude Jade Pierced” means to punch a hole through a piece of polished and complete jade with ready-made medical-grade stainless-steel piercings. Such action is contrary to the conventional paradigms and aesthetic pursuits of traditional jade carving, and may even be considered a “wrong” processing method, because it puts the jade at risk of being shattered at any moment. People’s long-held imaginations about jade, such as preciousness, warmness, and perfectness, will be challenged or even completely subverted.