Everything Must Go – 誓將去汝

Gallery I, Art Museum, Central Campus, CUHK

About:

Everything must go :
means sell out; to move on; departure.

誓將去汝:
「逝將去女,彼適樂土」 ,”We’ll leave you now I swear, for a happier land” , quote from Large Rat, The Classic of Poetry as know as Shijing.

Given our current situation, the intertextuality of a bilingual topic would be more accurate/precise than direct translation.

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Original text:

Large Rat
from The Classic of Poetry aka Shijing

Large rat, large rat,
Eat no more millet we grow!
Three years you have grown fat;
No care for us you show.

We’ll leave you now, I swear,
For a happier land,
A happier land where
We may have a free hand.

Large rat, large rat,
Eat no more wheat we grow!
Three years you have grown fat;
No kindness for us you show.

We’ll leave you now, I swear,
We’ll leave the land of our birth
For a happy state where
We can get what we’re worth.

Large rat, large rat,
Eat no more rice we grow!
Three years you have grown fat,
No rewards to our labor go.

We’ll leave you now, I swear,
For a happier plain,
A happier plain where
None will groan or complain.

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Want it or not, everything must go, 誓將去汝。

Master of Arts in Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition 2016

July 11 -------- August 5

10a.m.-5p.m. (Mon-Sat); 1p.m.-5p.m. (Sun & Public Holidays); Closed (Thu)