Jes Fan’s “Function begets Form” on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photo: Zan Wimberley/courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong Jes Fan’s “Function begets Form” on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photo: Zan Wimberley/courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
Jes Fan’s “Function begets Form” on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photo: Zan Wimberley/courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
Art

From Tesla cars to Brazilian waxes, being smooth is everything in today’s world – but why, artist wonders

  • ‘Why are we thinking about beauty without edges?’ asks artist Jes Fan. His works’ rounded edges and fluid forms hide unexpected materials like blood and urine
  • A trans male who recalls a ‘draconian’ education at Diocesan Girls’ School in Hong Kong, Fan’s art also questions the construction of race and gender identities

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Jes Fan’s “Function begets Form” on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photo: Zan Wimberley/courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong Jes Fan’s “Function begets Form” on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photo: Zan Wimberley/courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
Jes Fan’s “Function begets Form” on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photo: Zan Wimberley/courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
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