|>I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD 2002
tobi's first book published by Robert The
edition of three - plus three negatives
|For Immediate Release:
Tobias Wong, I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Published by Robert The, 2002
Terminal-nyc is pleased to announce a new book by Tobias Wong.
For his current project, Tobias Wong presents a new icon of subversion. Continuing his exploration of the mechanics of confrontation, I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD, is both an invert image of power and a statement about the seduction of authority. In this work, Tobi celebrates and neutralizes order by developing a weapon of simulation – a recurring tool in his figurative universe, as seen in previous works, such as the “readydesigned” Starck chair-turned-lamp, or his unauthorized production and distribution of Burberry plaid buttons.
As always, in choosing symbols whose representations offer complex systems of intertwined meaning, Tobi’s work refuses to take a precise moral or ideological position. This systematic practice of ambiguity is reflected in his new work, which functions less as an homage than a utopian tribute in jeopardy. Tobi’s new interventions is an upside down monument: a frontal attack, and a disarmed figure of loss, I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD is a call to truce in a moment of crisis.
Since the early 1990’s, Tobias Wong’s work has provoked and challenged the limits of contemporary value systems through its use of irony and humour. His work, blah, blah, blah…blah, blah, blah…