right on!I think as a conceptual art piece, those questions are not really on the agenda
and its intention was not to raise awareness of schizophrenia (unless you believe the silly justification they gave after the hoax was discovered...)
art doesn't need to have some sort of worthwhile intention.I don't think there's anything wrong with self-glorifying art (we are photographers, there is a whole tradition of self-portraiture)
If no one revealed that this story was a hoax, you would have gone to the exhibition and assumed that that was how a schizophrenic takes photos. The questioning only arose because the hoax was discovered.
if 3 different personalities took photographs and merged it into one character, Wu Xiao Kang, then in some naive way it's a presentation of schizophrenia. I don't believe it's an effective interpretation...but it's one interpretation
I think that there is a positive side to this whole drama
many people seem to have sympathised with this person simply from seeing a website with a little story and some photos online
Perhaps the very fact that we are so easily taken in should remind us that we need to be abit more skeptical before believing everything we see/read?
I find that we tend to be very easily convinced by sob stories (always a good tactic to misuse when you are a charity), perhaps this will make us think more.
I uphold the artist's right to create any sort of work
I just don't think that the drama surrounding it will be good for art's name in singapore