|20092014 date:2014-9-20 13:54:00
Exposition collective Asia Art Festival,
vernissage 19092014, 17h00.
Artists : EDWIN ROSENO & WENBO GONG
ASIA ART FESTIVAL
LITMUS COMMUNITY ART CENTRE, ANSAN CITY, SOUTH KOREA
The Best Fitness Club created by Wenbo Gong, consists in the making of the replica of a fitness machine
with PVC materials and LED lights. The installation takes the exact shape of a real equipment, at scale,
seemingly turning the exhibition space into a sport centre. In contemporary society, people tend to look for
a new kind of aesthetics: beauty standards are ruling people’’s behavior and their relationship to the world
and others. The strengthening of muscles and body building is here used to suggest the idea of power: either
in the way we want to appear, or as a physical threatening to impose oneself. It thus reflects the current
political and economical contexts, through an evocation of strength and tension.
The fantasised projection of a real fitness equipment in the spectator’s mind thereby forces us to think about
our own being and our relationship to the world.