Pan Gongkai’s Melt is a large-scale video installation on view at Work • Ann Arbor, the Penny W. Stamps School for Art & Design on central campus. It is about the relationship between Chinese and Western art forms. Images of withered lotuses from one of Pan’s large ink paintings are projected on the screen.
The words, from the artist’s theoretical text “On the Boundary of Western Modern Art” are coming down as snow, covering lotuses. The composition reflects Pan’s concern for the ways in which modern Western art has imposed itself upon traditional Chinese culture.
You can still visit this exhibition up until October 11.