Retracing Histories With Wing Po So's Archeological Fiction

  • by The Cartellino Team

The exhibition feels so much like a museum of natural history—only the histories found in each fossil, each artifact are made of clay and corncob. Wing Po So offers a new perspective on could-have-beens as he creates archeological artifacts that could be passed on as real, if not misleading in From the Body to the Body through the Body. The exhibit calls each audience to reassess fiction and reality and align each of the information processed within the walls of the gallery. The experience grows as one walks into the cocoon that seemingly lives and breathes with the rich smell of cornsilk embracing anyone, giving a sense of life with the light refraction inside.

Photos courtesy of de Sarthe Gallery
de Sarthe Wing Po So From The Body To The Body Through The Body
Habitat No. 1
Clay, corn cob, steel
82 x 35 x 40 cm
de Sarthe Wing Po So From The Body To The Body Through The Body
Habitat No. 3
Clay, corn cob
50 x 25 x 26 cm
de Sarthe Wing Po So From The Body To The Body Through The Body
Partial Skeleton, Unfired clay, Dimensions variable
de Sarthe Wing Po So From The Body To The Body Through The Body
Habitat No. 2
Clay, corn cob
47 x 54 x 54 cm
de Sarthe Wing Po So From The Body To The Body Through The Body
Changing States Phase 3
Plaster on wood
170 x 122 cm