2017, aluminum steel bird cages, solar outdoor lights, neon paint, 160×360×650cm
Kang’s recent Birds series throws many ideas for thought on the pleasures and happiness that we pursue. What the artist fundamentally proposes is a message of courage and hope to life of suffering in alienation and deprivation, and an analogy of such process and outcome to the relationship between bird and birdcage. A castle of one’s dwelling might be a safe nest but at the same time, it could also become their prison. This point is symbolically demonstrated in the pink-painted cages. The white bird visible above the blue ocean powerfully reminds us of freedom and happiness for all those who pursue this place.