Samson Young: Silver Moon or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me?

For his first US museum exhibition, Hong Kong-based sound artist Samson Young looks to the idealism presented at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair to explore varying concepts of social progress and utopia.

The accompanying catalogue acts both as an introduction to Young’s work and a lavishly illustrated document of the exhibition. It features an essay by curator Orianna Cacchione contextualizing Young’s work, an essay by G. Douglas Barrett exploring the tension between modern visions of utopia and the musical version of the contemporary, and an interview between Seth Kim-Cohen and Young about the form of the music video and its variations in the exhibitions. Additionally, the publication also contains full-color video stills of the works, original drawings, and archival materials included in the exhibition.


Orianna Cacchione, G. Douglas Barrett, and Seth Kim-Cohen

Publication date

September 2019


184 pages, 125 color images, cloth hardcover, 8.25” x 10.75”



Purchase this catalogue

Available for $38 online through The University of Chicago Press.