A major public neon installation by contemporary Chinese artist He An, Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother? will be presented against the façade of ACCA’s iconic architecture for a three month period from 11 February 2017.
Comprising Mandarin characters removed from shopfront signs throughout the city of Beijing, the work presents a complicated tale of urban love mediated by social media. Transgressive and poetic, He An’s work references the urban transformation and changing styles of neon signage that punctuates Beijing’s cityscape, and the impact of social media on human behaviour and storytelling.
Image credit: Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother?, 2008-09, installation view, courtesy Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai.
He An: Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother?
Date & Time:
11 February – 23 April 2017
Open 24 hours
Location: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art