The God of Fortune and the God of Statistics
Tang Hui (China)
Forged brass sheet, gold leaf, aluminum alloy joist
200 x 200 cm

Macao is the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, and it is also an important channel for the introduction of Western natural science to China. The history and culture of Macao have formed unique cultural characteristics, making it a distinctive city. Peaceful and diverse coexistence has become a distinctive feature of Macao.

Egypt was one of the earliest civilizations in the world, and its development was inseparable from the fate and statistics of human beings. I took inspiration from Egyptian civilization to create the God of Fortune and the God of Statistics. The God of Fortune on the left is the inevitable ruler of human destiny. He emphasizes people’s subjective experience and beliefs, and pays attention to spirituality and mystery. The God of Statistics on the right represents data analysis and decision-making, as well as the ability and method of rational and logical thinking. Together, they represent religious and scientific beliefs. Either scientific believers or religious believers can gain a deeper understanding of the nature and significance of human destiny through the statistics of fate.

Tang Hui

Tang Hui (b. 1968, Wuhan, China) graduated from the High School of Arts affiliated to the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, Wuhan, in 1987. In 1991, he graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing. He received his PhD degree in 2019 and currently teaches in the Department of Mural Painting at CAFA.

His works are collected by the National Art Museum of China, the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, M+ (Hong Kong), Government of Ibaraki-ken (Japan), the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C., USA), and Hongkun Museum of Fine Art (Beijing).

Selected solo exhibitions include: The Community, One Art Museum, Beijing (2021); Untitled Commemoration, Hongkun Museum of Fine Art, Beijing (2016); Solo Exhibition, The Z-art Center, Shanghai, China (2009); Beijing Homeboy, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA (2009); Solo Exhibition, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA (2008).

location: Macao Museum of Art
28/07/2023 - 29/10/2023