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"Metropolis Rise : New Art from London"
2006-04-13 until 2006-04-23
CQL Design Center
Shanghai, , CN China

Metropolis Rise : New Art from London is an excursion into the vibrant depths and folds of Londons current contemporary art scene, investigating ideas around collectivism, self-organisation, event, critical agency and the production and circulation of art and ideas in todays multilayered metropolis. Selected from shows at public institutions, independent project spaces, art groups, emerging galleries and nomadic events and exhibitions across London, the works and documentation form a social anthropology and an index of activity and artists.  The display structure - part customs inspections desk, part natural history display - presents a vivid array of art-making, with original sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and video alongside recordings and ephemera of performances, installations, curatorial projects, independent publishing and film & fashion events.

Metropolis Rise : New Art from London will take place at the Moganshan art district which has been at the forefront of artistic development in Shanghai in recent years. The exhibition will then travel to DIAF 06 at 798 Space, Beijings largest independent yearly art event.

Metropolis Rise : New Art from London is accompanied by an extensive Chinese and English language colour catalogue (softback, 198pp, 20 x 27cm, ed 1000 - supported by Arts Council England). With new essays by David Burrows, Dr. Suhail Malik, Dave Beech, and David Medalla, the publication also contains contextualising texts by the curators and selected participating artists. For sale at the exhibition (discounted price of 150 RMB) and available from info@metropolis-rise.co.uk for £19.95 + pp.

ARTISTS: Caroline Achaintre, Reza Aramesh, Sarah Baker, Sam Basu, Diann Bauer, Dave Beech, Anat Ben-David, David Burrows, Lali Chetwynd, Dan Coombs, Lorin Davies, Ian Dawson, Jeremy Deadman, Patricia Ellis, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Matt Franks, Babak Ghazi, Brian Griffiths, Anthony Gross, Mark Hutchinson, International Necronautical Society (INS), Heidi Kilpelainen (HK119), Klega, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Denise Kum, Francis Lamb, Cyril Lepetit,Cedar Lewisohn, David Lock, Caroline McCarthy, David Medalla, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Jo Mitchell, Suzanne Mooney, Alex Gene Morrison, Sophie Newell, Harold Offeh, Paul ONeill, Luke Oxley, Douglas Park, Mark Pawson, Mark Pearson, Gail Pickering, John Russell, Hideyuki Sawayanagi, Lindsay Seers, Tai Shani, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mark Titchner, Mayling To, Markus Vater, Stella Vine, Jessica Voorsanger, Joe Walsh, Martin Westwood, Annie Whiles, Jen Wu, O Zhang

The exhibition is curated by artists Anthony Gross and Jen Wu, of temporarycontemporary, a project space and laboratory that has presented over 25 exhibitions in London and abroad in the last two years.

David Lock
Fracture, 2005

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