上海博物馆藏有一面西汉时期的青铜透光镜,在镜子的背面有八个字的铭文 “见日之光,天下大明”。 我觉得这八个字能够很好地概括这次全球应对疫情的状态, 善与恶,优与劣,透过新型冠状病毒这面镜子,日光之下,昭然若揭。也由此,我把这幅新作的名字定为 《现形镜》 (Revealing Mirror),来表述我本人站在一名中国艺术人的视角是如何看待这场全球大流行的。


经历着疫情,作为中国人,我自觉是非常幸运和自豪的。因为我们生活在一个把人民群众的生命安全和身体健康放在首位,敬重生命的国度。绝大多数的中国人明白什么叫同舟共济,舍身取义,知恩图报。我们也很清楚全人类的命运休戚相关,唯有竭诚合作,世界才会走向美好。


“人类命运共同体”这一理念,照理来说在病毒肆虐下的世界中应该很容易达成共识。可让人瞠目结舌的是,自疫情发生以来,在某些西方政客无节操下三滥的政治操作下,我们看到了越来越多的分歧,不少的牛鬼蛇神也伺机乱窜了出来。掩盖在所谓民主、自由、人权幌子下的西方霸权主义、新干涉主义、颜色革命,被政治化掐着喉咙嗜血狂吠的西方媒体,被媒体煽动下抬头的种族主义、仇外情绪、极端民族主义,被傲慢与偏见蒙蔽双眼的井底之蛙,口若蛇蝎的白眼狼等等等等,这些是《现形镜》里的恶与暗。


幸运的是,透过疫情,我们也深切地感受到了人间的善与光:医护工作者、社会各界人士金子般的心灵,温暖有力的驰援之手,象征着殊死搏斗后浴火重生希望的仙鹤,为逝者静默哀思的白菊,代表着饱满自信怒放的国花牡丹。


见日之光,天下大明。愿阳光所至之处,人类皆被赐予一双明辨善恶的慧眼。


中国加油,北京加油,世界加油!

Revealing Mirror


As a Chinese artist, this pandemic has completely changed my perspective of our world. Perhaps our world has always been like this, I was just too naive to see the truth in the past. It's truly an eye opening experience to see how certain western politicians and media can continuously fabricate lies about my country. Targeting China, manipulating public opinion and inciting racial hatred against China and Chinese, all these just to cover their own incompetence, wow.


With this new perspective, I created this work “Revealing Mirror”. To me, COVID-19 is like a magic mirror that reveals the true nature of everything. Good and evil, brightness and darkness, they all emerge from this difficult time. “Revealing Mirror” is like a puzzle game, if you look closer you could always find new surprises. And if you happen to be familiar with Chinese culture, you will have an even deeper understanding of this work. An example, white chrysanthemums represent mourning for the deceased in China.


I’m not going to explain too much of this new creation, because the message is clear. However, I do have certain points to make through “Revealing Mirror”:


1.In a pandemic, the No.1 priority of a responsible government should always be saving lives, not election, stocks, shirking responsibility, manipulating public opinion, and definitely not interfering other countries’ internal affairs.


2.Our world has 195 countries; certain western countries don’t represent the whole world. For the same reason, western civilization is also not a universal value. So an advice for some western politicians and media, stop using “democracy”, “freedom”, “human rights” as a cover to push your dirty hegemonism, neo-interventionism and colour revolutions into other civilizations that might have a much longer history than yours. No one needs your “enthusiastic” “preaching”, respect that and mind your own business.


3.We mankind is a community who has a shared future. A safe and promising future will only come when we closely work with each other. Racism, xenophobia, ultra-nationalism, unilateralism will only lead to catastrophic consequences.


Though the world we are living in right now is chaotic and divided, my wish for a safe, prosperous and peaceful future has never changed. World peace is not a myth or impossible, if people can put down their arrogance and prejudice, see each other as an equal, respect our differences and continue working with each other like brothers and sisters, we can achieve that.

Revealing Mirror

Date
2020