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"Li Shan Works Show 1990-2005"
2005-07-20 until 2005-08-15
"Habitants from the past on the present on this earth could be replaced by new organisms, and this all depends on human beings, whether humans has such aspirations, I wish revaluate our status among beings, to accept idea that all living things are equal value and should live in great harmony."--Li Shan
Li Shan born 1943, he started working in 1998, when in New York, on his series of hybrid human beings half butterflies, half fishes. Since then, he has been considering the limits of experimentation on human beings in his works. He has recently decided to express himself through digital compositions.
Although his pieces do not take place in everyday's life, the artist has found an original and unique way to deal with this issue.
Lishan was one of the first in China to elaborate a reflexion on genetics and to dedicate his work to the problematic of the evolution of the human specie.
This time, shangART will show around 40 paintings by Li Shan, most of them finished in last decade.