Wang Sishun "Truth" Road Trip, from Beijing to Paris
Following his exhibition in MadeIn Gallery in Shanghai, in 2014, Wang Sishun will drive from Beijing to Paris to bring his work Truth, a flame extracted from a fire disaster, and will present it together with a selection of works in a solo exhibition in the New Galerie, in Paris.
In 2014, Wang Sishun collected a flame from a fire disaster that ocurred in the suburbs of Beijing. He nurtured the fire in his studio, fabricating an oil lamp. This flame, titled Truth, will burn eternally, surviving the artist’s death.
The flame will be brought by the artist to each continent, in different regions of the world to be preserved eternally: a responsibility that the artist will delegate to whomever will collect the flame of Truth. This ambitious project started in Autumn 2014, as Wang Sishun drove from Beijing to Shanghai, burning on the way landscapes. During the whole exhibition period, the oil lamp was kept in his car, parked at the front of the gallery, ready to leave at any time.