More Potential - Shi Yong "Let All Potential be Internally Resolved using Beautiful Form" Documentary Exhibition
The topic of Shi Yong’s recent exhibition at Madein Gallery sounds like talking to architects: “Let All Potential be Internally Resolved using Beautiful Form”, very tectonic and about architecture self. Actually, Shi Yong is such an artist who always looks at architecture and urban space, as well asarchitects activities, from his own point of view, and, just occasionally, hands on.
Shi Yong believes that he is only visioning those expensive and structure-like objects becoming some tamed scraps ripped off subjectivity by space in this series, while some political metaphor related to spatial dimensions still exists. In the recent solo exhibition, some people claims to see 25 buildings, or even 25 cities. But I believe that there are a lot more contents or“potential” still hidden “internally”, in the process of “resolving”. Thus we decided to carry out this documentary show. We will present here artist'soriginal sketches, 250 pages of construction document by CHANGE DESIGN, photographs of the production process, as well as other video documents.
Presenting this documentary show in the Gallery Café and Bar, an art venue very much focusing on architectural and urban topics, we expect to extend Shi Yong’s art into a dialogue with architectural thinking through the drawings and other documents behind his 25 pieces of works, so to explore more potentials, in other fields.
Duration:2015.7.18 – 2015.9.20
Curator: Bing Bu
Thanks to: CHANGE DESIGN & MadeIn Gallery