Qin Qi, Two Servants, 2019
Fragrance of the Night
April 26 – May 20, 2019
Tang Contemporary
Hong Kong

Extensive historical backdrop and nature of sudden changes cast light on traces of human conquest, strange and mysterious distant world with old stories from the New World are visually reinterpreted. Works by Qin Qi.

Fragrance of the Night was released in the 1940s. It was thought to be an “anesthetic” song for the people in the enemy-occupied territory and regarded as decadent music. The song became widely popular, with nearly a hundred covers performed by many singers. Another meaning of the exhibition title is “tuberose” which is a type of plant that grows in Southeastern China, tropical Asia and South America. It is a night blooming flower that is known for its intense fragrance and exotic culture.