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  • Jul 11, 2018

Tsang Kin-Wah and Sekaikei

Portrait of TSANG KIN-WAH. Courtesy the artist and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong.

Few viewers, if any, immediately relate the artwork of Tsang Kin-Wah to his Asian, Chinese or Hong Kong background just by looking at it. The artist, known for his large-scale, immersive installation works featuring primarily English-language text projections, was born into a Buddhist family but converted to Christianity after receiving his formative education at a Christian school in Hong Kong from the age of
12 to 19. According to the artist, at this point in life, he and his fellow students were taught that Christianity is the only truth and all other religions or creeds are evil.