Desks, chairs, wooden planks, and more
In a vacant corner of a gallery space, Ni Weihua stacked and "installed" several properties of the museum: desks, chairs, and other museum accessories. The objects employed were themselves not considered as art, but Ni enshrined them to the realm of art by his installation. The work trenchantly asks audiences the questions "what is art?", “what is the relation between artwork and space of gallery?" and "where should we draw the boundary of art?" The work's ambition to shake the "canon" of art and to level the "high"/"low" arts might show the influence of the contemporaneous art controversies happened in the western art realm to Ni Weihua. (Ni, 界限：非展品的搁置, Ni Weihua's official website, available on http://www.niweihua.com/index.php/list/cninstall); see also (Fang, 观看与介入——倪卫华以艺术进入社会现实, Ni Weihua's official website, available on http://www.niweihua.com/index.php/list/cninstall) (Jerry Wu'23).