Through various media including painting, photograph, video and installation, the selected artists present an unconventional solution to exhibition. Their works' styles vary tremendously from each other, yet all pointing intriguingly and unintentionally to this contradictory theme and dropping hints on thoughts of body, collective consciousness and diverse contemplation of structural scheme. It might include a violent analysis of words by presenting the existence of the subject and its style and configuration, or the sentiments about system and institution as well as self experiences.
Regardless of the essence or the representation created by the internality, or the social needs which are prompted by such representation and which share no gray zone but wander at the edge of self-examination, the criteria applied in the test of the words such as identity, humor, unknown, mutation and classics can be part of the gradual process which evolves from being intimidated to ignorance. Here, this check-up may function as a summary, as well as a practical warm-up for the forthcoming year.
Press release courtesy ShanghART.