Visualising the In-between Lens – Discussing design with Wanwai Shum
In summer 2021, MAMA presented Ancestral Fortune at its showroom. Programme maker Honey Kraiwee recently spoke with graphic designer Wanwai Shum, whose distinctive style – a determined mix of western and oriental influences – formed the premise for the exhibition’s visual identity. Among other things, Honey and Kraiwee discussed the traditional Chinese Five Elements Theory and set out the differences between art higher education in China and Europe. Wanwai: “Everyone should appreciate their cultural uniqueness, instead of trying to become like Westerners. Appreciate who we are. Be in as many different bubbles as you can. Only then will you be able to appreciate your uniqueness and love yourself more.” Read more here.