Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right XXXIX, 2017

Hong Kong 2017
Silverlens
Other Materials
unique acid dye print on hand-stitched silk twill
100.0 x 100.0 Size (cm)
39.4 x 39.4 Size (in)
Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right serves as Abad’s continued engagement with an object weighed down by its contemporary connotation with luxury. The artist’s conceit is the build-up of critique; layers subtly worked to produce the images and designs on the scarves. This archive of images and objects cuts across his stories and sources. Abad comes across these objects in sharp focus, finding each artifact in contexts that can be considered almost clinical. He breaks these objects down further, removing each item from its context without divorcing it from its history.