Wallace Chan
TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time

Canary Wharf Public Art Programme 2022

TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time, curated by James Putnam, explores Wallace Chan's contemplation on the relationship between materials, space, and time through titanium: a futuristic, space-age material that has long been the subject of his experimental impulses.

Titanium, named after the immortal 'Titans' in Greek mythology, is the strongest, most durable and lightweight metal. The russet, oxidised iron contrasts the titanium's polished silver surface and both materials evoke the passage of time; iron will eventually rust away while titanium can last for eternity.

Three brand new additions to the TITANS series, TITANS XIV, TITANS XV and TITANS XVI, will be exhibited for the first time in the unique environment of Canary Wharf. The exhibition runs until 8 April 2022 as part of Canary Wharf's ongoing public art programme.