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"ShanghArt Gallery  in Fuxing Park"
2005-01-01 until 2005-01-31
ShanghArt
Shanghai, , CN China

In the first month of 2005, Shanghart gallery will show works by a group of young, Shanghai based artists who in the last few years started to make an impact on the local and international art world. The exhibition inlcudes photo and video works by Xu Zhen, Song Tao, Liang Yue, Lu Chunsheng etc.

about Xu Zhen

In the artist's works we always find the viewer's dual relationship of detachment and involvement. Detachment is produced by the unquestionable difference there is between "being seen" and a "seeing" that here often has voyeuristic features. On the other hand involvement is sought and obtained by simple but efficient modes, devices that challenge the viewer's secure intimacy... Xu Zhen ironically questions the widely accepted borderlines between one's own space and that of others, passive and active roles, male and female connotations, volumes and surfaces, the use of our five senses, challenging prejudices and commonplaces.

-Monica Dematte

Xu Zhen, born in Shanghai in 1977, Graduated Shanghai School of Arts and Crafts in 1996, lives and works in Shanghai.

Song Tao, born Shanghai in 1979, Graduated Shanghai School of Arts and Crafts in 1996,lives and works in Shanghai.

Liang Yue, born in Shanghai in 1979,Graduated Shanghai Fine Art college in 2001,lives and works in Shanghai and Beijing.

Lu Chunsheng, born in Changchun in 1968, graduated the Departement of Sculpture, China National Academy of Fine Arts, 1994, lives and works in Shanghai


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