Xu Wang

It was Xu's second week in New York City. He wanted to be a motorcyclist. He bought a brand new shiny helmet and in his tight leather jacket cupped his helmet under his arm every day. Everyone looked at him with admiration as if they could see him riding a cool motorcycle. Months later, no one saw Xu holding the helmet again. It has since been placed on a high shelf in his studio, present but distant. Maybe Xu will never have a motorcycle, but this helmet has allowed him to feel like a knight and has been a reminder of the endless pursuit of his dream. This is Xu Wang, a sculptor, from Beijing. www.wang-xu.com/#/news

Curator: Fionn Meade

April 29 - May 20, 2013