Detail from a poster for “Dragon’s Delusion - Departure” (2017), a pilot that artist Kongkee produced for a full-length feature film about a future world ruled by an immortal Qin Shihuang, the so-called First Emperor of China. The film features in his Asian Art Museum show. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Penguin Lab
Detail from a poster for “Dragon’s Delusion - Departure” (2017), a pilot that artist Kongkee produced for a full-length feature film about a future world ruled by an immortal Qin Shihuang, the so-called First Emperor of China. The film features in his Asian Art Museum show. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Penguin Lab
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In Hong Kong artist’s cyberpunk dystopia, China’s ‘First Emperor’ rules a future techno-dictatorship. His vision inspires a San Francisco exhibition

  • Hong Kong artist known as Kongkee shows a cyberpunk vision of Chinese history in show at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, and a twisted view of the future
  • Pilots for a film in which Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang finds the elixir of life and rules a futuristic world show alongside video of Hong Kong icons swept away

Detail from a poster for “Dragon’s Delusion - Departure” (2017), a pilot that artist Kongkee produced for a full-length feature film about a future world ruled by an immortal Qin Shihuang, the so-called First Emperor of China. The film features in his Asian Art Museum show. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Penguin Lab
Detail from a poster for “Dragon’s Delusion - Departure” (2017), a pilot that artist Kongkee produced for a full-length feature film about a future world ruled by an immortal Qin Shihuang, the so-called First Emperor of China. The film features in his Asian Art Museum show. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Penguin Lab
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