In artist, status anxiety


"In artist, status anxiety" is a long-term research project that I started in 2023, focusing on mental anxieties of contemporary art and artists. It extends from my pervious art-writing "Knowledge Anxiety of Contemporary 'Elites'" and related before-academic research, and creations. The research aims to reflect on the social and intellectual work of contemporary artists and explore the connection between personal and artistic identity. It also examines how contemporary art can maintain its openness and criticality in a society inundated with overwhelming media and information.

The four main research directions:
  • Status/knowledge/identity anxiety of contemporary artists
  • Relationship between contemporary art, artist and elitism
  • Media and information manipulation in now society
  • The essence of soul

'In Artist, Status Anxiety' will be my main research project starting in 2024. Continue working with conceptual art, incorporating ready-made objects and repaired design objects. The research will be released in stages, including local and international exhibitions, short essays or art writing publications, public sharing, or any forms of output. The opening chapter exhibition titled "In Artist, Status Anxiety (2024) take place in Hong Kong, and a collection of art-writing book titled "I mentioned during an fine art major interview that I was reading books by ancient Greek poets and I got the offer. At that moment, I felt disgusting"



“In artist, status anxiety”是我於2023年開始,以當代藝術與藝術家的多種心理焦慮作為起點的長期研究,延伸自個人文章《當代「精英」的知識焦慮 Knowledge Anxiety of Contemporary “Elites”》及有關學術搜集與創作經歷。研究目標反思當代藝術家的社會性與思想工作,並帶出個人與藝術家身份認同的關聯性,同時當代藝術在媒體資訊泛濫的社會如何保持其開放批判性之有關議題。總括來說是反研究藝術家本身的長期項目。四個主要研究方向: 當代藝術家的地位/知識/身份焦慮、當代藝術與精英主義、當代媒體及資訊思想改造、靈魂與本質。

‘In artist, status anxiety’將成為本人從2024年後的主要創作項目,以概念藝術,運用現成物與重製設計品作為創作語言;階段性創作將包括本地及海外展覽展出、論文或藝術寫作出版、個人演講分享等或其他觀點產出。研究啟章為2024年位於香港的個人展覽《In artist, status anxiety》及個人作品文集《I mentioned during an fine art major interview that I was reading books by ancient Greek poets and I got the offer. At that moment, I felt disgusting》。