William Shakespeare once said, “Life... is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” As a penetrating artist, Chen Qi maintains the diligence of his youth and always questions the essence of art and the reason to make art although he is wandering towards sixty years of age. He has been questioning and seeking the self, the ultimate value of life and existence. During this journey, art has turned into his salvation, a solution to the loneliness of life and a consolation to the meaninglessness of life in the fading aura. Prior to this solo exhibition at the Hubei Museum of Art, we conducted another long interview, which is the fifth long conversation we two had.