USB Multi-Port Linking Exhibition

Aug 27, 2021 - Sep 15, 2021 Group Exhibition

Opening: Aug 27, 2021 14:30 Friday
Artists: CAI Jian , FANG Yang , FENG Zhixuan , LANG Gangao , LI Hanwei , LU Boyu , MO Shaolong , Shanliang , TIAN Yi , XIA Chengan , WANG Yuchen , WANG Ziquan , ZHANG Ke , ZHANG Wenyi
USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is a hardware interface that supports peripherals. It is also a universal standard for that establishes specifications for connection, communication, and power supply. However, here in this exhibition, the term of USB is ingeniously transformed into a possible synonym for art—becoming the threshold to establish multi-dimensionality and new connections.

The foundamental concept of this exhibition is developed from an uninterrupted state of instability, which defines the uncertainty of the linking statuses among artists, curators and exhibition spaces. Artists no longer function as the starting point nor the terminal, but rather becoming an interface connecting both ends, where the exhibition space and the curator briefly meet, exchange information, and get taken away at a certain moment. In this upcoming month, the exhibition will take place in various spaces, including gallery, non-profit art space, fashion boutique, nightclub and art fair in Shanghai. If the exhibited works of every artist and the analysis of every curator are fragments, then when the audience has visited these distinctive spaces in their entirety, they may get a complete jigsaw puzzle for an overview of the new post-90s artists. This is not a wave or movement, nor is it grand or metaphorical, but a sassy presentation of the interface itself.
INSTALLATION VIEWS
ARTWORKS
  • Ch'iung lien : the Chinese cultural symbol (with Fan Li, god of wealth)

    Video | 00:15:00 loop | 2019 - 2021

  • Hyperfocus 2000101

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | Φ 200 cm | 2021

  • Blue Blurry (Blurred Blue Line)-MF2108-02

    Painting | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 35.5 × 30.5 cm | 2021

  • Swan’s Tomb

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 110 × 120 cm | 2021

  • Making Something New – Lion & Ouroboros

    Installation | Fountain lion head, ABS pearl, PU polyurethane steel wire duct, sterilization sprayer, 11-tooth stainless steel harpoon, polyurethane soundproof spray, foaming agent | Length 10m, Dimensions variable | 2021

  • New Mr. Brown

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 182 × 170 cm | 2021

  • The Zeele Non-human Instrumentality Project

    Installation | Acrylic, stainless steel, LED | 70 x 64 x 75 cm, 70 x 30 x 140 cm, 70 x 30 x 140 cm, 70 x 30 x 140 cm, 70 x 30 x 140 cm (pedestal included) | 2021

  • Persian Rug 2

    Installation | Aluminum, rug | 70 × 120 cm | 2021

  • Model A

    Installation | Aluminum alloy, iron, iron powder, magnetic plate, magnet, print on aluminum | 230 × 305 cm | 2021

  • The Killer

    Sculpture | Photosensitive resin, clay, acrylic resin, wood, steel | 100 × 100 × 6 cm | 2021

  • Control Interface - Upload

    Installation | Resin, acrylic, perforated aluminum plate, stainless steel nail | 2298 × 2461 × 134 cm | 2021

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