Future Greats: Ho Rui An

Selected by Anselm Franke. From the Summer issue of ArtReview Asia

By Anselm Franke

Ho Rui An, DASH, 2016 –. Lecture and video installation with car seats and synchronised screens. Image: Sam Cranstoun. Courtesy the artist. Ho Rui An, DASH, 2016 –. Lecture and video installation with car seats and synchronised screens. Image: Sam Cranstoun. Courtesy the artist. Ho Rui An, DASH, 2016 –. Lecture and video installation with car seats and synchronised screens. Image: Sam Cranstoun. Courtesy the artist. Ho Rui An, DASH, 2016 –. Lecture and video installation with car seats and synchronised screens. Image: Sam Cranstoun. Courtesy the artist. Ho Rui An, DASH, 2016 –. Lecture and video installation with car seats and synchronised screens. Image: Sam Cranstoun. Courtesy the artist.

How do we grasp the contemporary condition of meltdown and collapse, in which fictions seem to outperform what was once vaguely known as reality? It is a question many artists are grappling with. In terms of formal solutions, some artists in recent years have experimented with performative and speculative narratives, which often oscillate between documentation and fictionalisation. Such narratives expose that our place in the world and in history is always at least as much about our physical location as…

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