Painter Kurt Chan reimagines the birth of Chinese characters in a Hong Kong exhibition

//Painter Kurt Chan reimagines the birth of Chinese characters in a Hong Kong exhibition

Painter Kurt Chan reimagines the birth of Chinese characters in a Hong Kong exhibition

With a name derived from an old tale, “Sky Rains Grain” is a series of paintings by Kurt Chan Yuk-keung that reimagines the birth of Chinese words and offers a fresh take on the timeless East-meets-West dynamic. As the fable goes, the gods decided to rain grain from the heavens when the legendary figure Cangjie invented the first Chinese characters nearly 5,000 years ago, because they feared that humans would become too preoccupied with wordplay and the pursuit of wisdom to grow enough food for…

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