Twin Chimneys for The Boxers｜孖煙通
Duo Exhibition of Igor Chan and Ringo Lo
Curated by Igor Chan and Ringo Lo
The Chinese title of the show is a Cantonese slang for boxers (the underwear), which also translates to ‘twin chimneys’ literally. The release of Twin Chimneys; The rage of The Boxers.
“Brotherhood” carries different connotations depending on the context: fresh acquaintances; decade-old friendships; families related by blood. There is an unshakeable note of masculinity which comes with calling someone your brother, despite the word being genderless in nature. Boxers (the underwear) are also an object of virility, only more intimate, tender even. This exhibition is a pair of boxers worn by two, two artists discuss brotherhood in their respective points of view, dissecting internalized emotions, putting oneself in another’s shoes, or boxers.
Respective artists for featured works are purposefully not indicated, highlighting how intertwined works by the ‘brothers’ are, while blurring the line between two artists, similar to how one needs to know a pair of twins personally in order to tell them apart.
Once you put on boxers, any punch and kick relationship shall be dissolved into brotherhood.