Yellow Peril: The Celestial Elements

2020. SUM Gallery. Group exhibition.
Mixed Media
Artists: David Ng, Jen Sungshine, Jay Cabalu, Kendall Yan
Curated by: David Ng & Jen Sungshine

“Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements” is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. A collection of multichannel installations, visual and sculptural activations provoke a cosmic encounter of our living past and present as we ‘race’ towards a healing future. These elemental activations attempt to collapse the linear temporality to dislodge an emotional, spiritual, cosmological, and metaphysical enunciation of our Queer ‘Chineseness’. Rather than focus on the trauma that queer people of colour face, this project is fundamentally an invitation to an exuberant celebration of queerness that is unabashedly Chinese.

Photos: Siena Bogatin

©David NgArtistJanuary 2024