So Wing Po Scent of Raindrop Art Installation


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    The Special Gallery, 2/F
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Drawing inspiration from both the philosophies of Chinese medicine and methodologies of modern chemistry, So reconstructs the various scents emitted by rainwater with a laboratory setup and various natural and artificial substances, in order to unveil the intricate and complex flow of fragrance within the natural world. The work Scent of Raindrop is on display to tie in with the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Fragrance of Time — In Search of Chinese Art of Scent", inviting the audience to uncover the wonders of the Earth through exploring the scent of rain.

So Wing-po was born into a family of Chinese medicine doctors. Growing up surrounded by natural medicinal ingredients inspires her to transform them from childhood playthings to artworks. Revolving around beings in nature such as medicinal herbs, crops, insects, rocks and the human body, So delves into the ontological structure of life with her artistic creation. Traditional Chinese medicine originates from the observation, exploration and imagination of nature—the same conceptual approach is applied by So in her art to investigate the formation, materiality and relationality of beings. So had a solo exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, titled “Six-part Practice” (2018) and has participated in Kathmandu Triennale (Nepal, 2022), Taipei Biennale (Taipei, 2023), the 14th Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai, 2023) and The First Trans-Southeast Asia Triennial (Guangzhou, 2023).