Synopsis: A story about fine arts, two stories about oranges 1. In 2014, it was controversial that Tate Modern spent £30000 to buy an installation artwork, Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges) 1967, by Roelof Louw which was created with 5800 oranges, to raise questions about ephemerality, time and decay. Visitors were invited to take an orange and as a result the piece literally dematerialises and changes through visitor participation. *£5 = HKD58.8, price of each orange of Roelof Louw’s work. 2. In 2016, it was controversial that an old fruit store coolie died in a car accident and the oranges he left on the road were taken by passersby.
Orange on Ground