Shen Xin attends "NEITHER BLACK/RED/YELLOW/NOR WOMAN"
NEITHER BLACK/RED/YELLOW/NOR WOMAN
Exhibition Period: 2019.09.28 - 04.01
Curator: Nikita Yingqian Cai, Xiaoyu Weng
Artists: Chang Wen-Hsuan, Dachal Choi, Chitra Ganesh, Jane Jin Kaisen, Iris Kensmil, Sylbee Kim, Mai Ling, Laura Huertas Millán, Sara Modiano, Mai-Thu Perret, Thao Nguyen Phan, Arin Rungjang, Shen Xin, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Wang Zhibo, Luka Yuanyuan Yang & Carlo Nasisse, Mia Yu
Venue: Times Art Center Berlin, Brunnenstr. 9, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Neither Black/Red/Yellow Nor Woman is rooted in the conceptual reenactment of works and archives of the artists Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982), Pan Yuliang (1895-1977) and Trinh T. Minh-ha (b. 1952). All three of them have inspired artists, writers, cultural practitioners, and intellectuals of different generations to imagine and produce their own world images. Departing from a fictitious encounter of the three protagonists in 1979, the exhibition tells stories of women who search for their artistic voices, and whose identities haunt them while empower them—regardless of their various cultural, geographical and historical contexts. Their travels take them along colonial memories before and after the Second World War and through chaos induced by the ideological camps of the Cold War. Conflicted histories and individual narratives were pushed into the background by the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc, but re-emerge as contemporary paradoxes: East and West, North and South are spectral doubles of each other; democracy and totalitarianism become two sides of the same coin. Against this background, the exhibition is conceived as a conversation between “them” merging with “us”, as a polyphony of cross-border storytellers who juxtapose historical materials with fictional constructs and speculate beyond categorisations of gender and culture.
Shen Xin attends "Materializing Memory: Contemporary Video Art from China"
Materializing Memory: Contemporary Video Art from China
Exhibition Period: 2019.09.05 - 10.11
Curator: Ellen Larson
Artists: Chen Dandiz, Lin Ke, Liu Yujia, Shen Xin, Sun Wenhao
Venue: University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Materializing Memory presents the work of five young Chinese artists, all born after 1980. These artists are part of China’s balinghou and jiulinghou (post-1980 and post-1990) generations. Unlike earlier practitioners, they came of age following the dramatic economic and cultural reforms of 1978. Through the medium of video art, these artists explore contemporary Chinese society during a period of profound technological and urban transformation. Their work is deeply informed by the Internet, rapid economic development, international communication and exchange, as well as opportunities to earn advanced degrees abroad. These videos document personal and collective experiences. Some record individual feelings of boredom and isolation, while others investigate broader social contradictions and complexities within China and beyond. Together, these works illustrate the plasticity of contemporary experience, and ask what it means to remember during a time when progress accelerates the urge to forget.
Shen Xin and XU ZHEN® attend "FREE PRISM, Video Wave"
FREE PRISM, Video Wave
Exhibition Period: 2019.09.25 - 11.17
Curator: Dai Zhuoqun
Art Director: Zhou Li, Liu Ke
Artists: Zhang Peili, Xu Tan, Wang Jiangwei, Wang Gongxin, Yang Zhenzhong, Chen Xiaoyun, Jiang Zhi, Yang Fudong, Kan Xuan, Zhou Tao, Xu Zhen, Cao Fei, Fang Lu, Lu Yang, Li Ran, Chen Zhou, Shen Xin
Venue: OCT Boxes Art Museum, Guang Dong Province, China
"Free Prism Video Wave" traverses the changes in Chinese video art over the past 30 years from beginning with the liberation of ideology and enlightenment since the 1980s to the global consumerism era nowadays, inviting 17 artists who active in different periods and influential as well as representative in the field of video creation. The exhibition tries to pass through the longitudinal timeline and emphasizes the investigation of outstanding creative individuals, which not only traces back to the rich folds and facets of history, but also presents the refreshing and exciting ideas brought about by the current social and technological process.
XU ZHEN® attends "Encounter - Shanghai Urban Space Art Season"
Shanghai Urban Space Art Season
Exhibition Period: 2019.09.29 - 11.30
Curator: Fram Kitagawa
Venue: Yangpu Waterfront, Shanghai, China
SUSAS 2019 is honored to have Mr. Fram Kitagawa, the art director of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and Setouchi Triennale, as its artistic director who curates the entire event under the theme of Encounter. The program includes 20 permanent public artworks standing in various spots of the 5.5km long Yangpu Waterfront, which is enclosed by Yangshupu Road on its north, Huangpu River on its south, Qinhuangdao Road on its west and Dinghai Road on its east, as well as 5 artworks whose proposals we are now publicly calling for. Besides, a temporary exhibition will be held at the main exhibition area which used to be Shanghai Dockyard.
XU ZHEN® attends "Pal(ate)/ette/"
Exhibition Period: 2019.09.20 - 10.31
Curator: Josef Ng of nrm
Artists: Cai Dongdong, Cai Yuan & Xi Jianjun, Chen Wei, Chen Yufan, Chen Yujun, Cheng Ran, Gao Lei, Gao Ludi, Gao Weigang, Guo Hongwei, Jiang Pengyi, Jiang Zhi, Jin Shan, Li Jingxiong, Li Qing, Li Tingwei, Liu Jianhua, Liu Weijian, Liu Yujia, Lu Zhengyuan, Lu Chao, Lv Song, Ma Ke, Jennifer Ma Wen, Nabuqi, Ni Jun, Ni Zhiqi, Ouyang Chun, Peng Wei, Qin Qi, Qiu Jie, Shao Yinong & Mu Chen, Shen Fan, Shen Liang, Shen Ruijun, Shen Shaomin, Shi Jinsong, Shi Yiran, Shi Zhiying, Song Dong & Yin Xiuzhen, Song Yuanyuan, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Tang Nannan, Wang Jiaxue, Wang Yi, Wang Yuyang, Wang Zhibo, Wu Di, Wu Shanzhuan & Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Xu Zhen®, Xue Feng, Yan Heng, Yan Lei, Yang Jian, Yang Yongliang, Zhang Ding, Zhang Lehua, Zhang Yexing, Zheng Guogu, Zheng Lu, Tant Zhong, Zhou Wendou, Zhu Jinshi, Zhu Xinyu
Venue: SGA, Shanghai, China
Pal(ate)/ette/ will show artworks throughout Three on the Bund with the exhibition`s core display in SGA. Curated by nrm, Pal(ate)/ette/ reflects the spectrum of associations of the homonyms Palate and Palette; a synthesis of the senses – taste sight hearing smell and touch – and presenting Three on the Bund as a cultural whole.
XU ZHEN® attends "THEN"
Exhibition Period: 2019.09.11 - 01.26
Curator: David Williams
Venue: White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
THEN celebrates the great adventure of White Rabbit’s first decade: ten exciting years of showcasing the creative energy, daring and technical accomplishment of Chinese contemporary art. The gallery’s tenth anniversary exhibition presents works by more than 60 artists, all produced during the first ten years of Judith Neilson’s private collection (2000-2010). Some were highlights of the very first White Rabbit exhibition, in 2009.