‘Noble Rot’ art show at Para Site in Hong Kong explores themes of decay and change

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Botrytis cinerea is the parasitic fungus behind gray mold, a common plant disease that ruins vegetable and fruit crops. In viticulture, however, this same fungus can manifest as “great rot”, a beneficial infection that causes the grape skin to perforate and enable water to evaporate, resulting in a sweeter wine. Named after this paradoxical phenomenon, Para Site’s latest two-part exhibition asks 18 emerging artists to explore the tension between decay and change – at a time….

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