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Janet Echelman Casts a Colorful Net in Hong Kong

“They say the only things you can’t escape are death, taxes and the progression of time,” says Janet Echelman. “This is about the discovery that things are more relative than they might appear. Even the circle of the Earth in a day is not the same from one day to another.”
The Boston-based artist has been in Hong Kong, where she recently installed her latest site specific public net sculpture just in time for the Art Basel crowd’s arrival, although art insiders aren’t the primary audience.
The new public installation, titled “Earthtime 1.26 (Hong Kong),” is anchored to the facade of the historic Peninsula Hotel and suspended, seeming to float, over the street. The piece is the latest addition in her Earthtime series, which has been installed in Madrid, Dubai, Mexico City and Beijing, and was commissioned as part of the hotel’s ambitious Art in Resonance initiative curated by Isolde Brielmaier and Bettina Prentice. It will be on view through June 21.
“For me, the piece seems as if it has come from space and landed in the midst of Hong Kong,” says Echelman, who is particularly interested in the idea of weaving something new with something old. “This place of contrasts, of

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