WONG WAI YIN
Upon being asked for an archive on her artistic output since childhood, Wong Wai Yin’s father’s commented, “I wasn’t sure what would be considered contemporary art”. What do you think about this comment?
Much of Wong’s work deals with plausibility and artificiality. What are your thoughts on making something representational versus using the real thing? i.e. if she had hit them with a real chair, if she had used real cigarettes and pencils. What benefit is derived from making papier-mache copies of these objects?
Wong mentions a search for honesty in her work, and that she is unable to make such a claim without losing honesty. What do you feel makes up an honest work of art? Is art by its nature a trick in someway or another?