Singapore, August 2016- ShanghART Singapore will hold a group exhibition titled The Dynamics
from 23 September to 30 November 2016, featuring a range of multi-media art works by Hu Jieming, Jiang Pengyi, Lu Lei, Shao Yi, Xu Zhen, Yang Zhenzhong and Zhang Ding.
The exhibition will be presented in a dynamic way with a variety of moving images and installations. We hope viewers will be able to interact with the works and amongst each other under such a dynamic circumstance.
Artistic creation is a process of materializing one’s imagination and creativity. In some way, imagination invokes inspiration through some medium, which can be anything at all: a mosquito, a woman’s breath, light and shadow, a beautiful moment…Following the imagination, one’s creativity will go even further, to decode the inspiration into a brand new self-expression. This process taps into the organic performance, 'Creativity is the strongest example of the dynamic nature of intelligence, and it can call on all areas of our minds and being.'1
This exhibition puts particular emphasis on New Media Art, or so-called Time-Based Art. This kind of art works uses the passage of and the manipulation of time as the essential element, and often includes movement and sound, to engage viewers involved in the final part of the creative process at the point of presentation. For artists, the idea of reactivity and interactivity is also considered as inherent to art works; viewers take great role enhancing the concept of art. In other words, it is the dynamic time, viewers’ interaction and synchronic consciousness that make individual perceptual expression eventually form a vivid artistic filed. 1
Quoted from The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
, by Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica Artist Introduction
HU JIEMING 胡介鸣( b.1957 ), was born in Shanghai. As one of the pioneers of digital media and video installation art in today's China, he graduated from Shanghai Light Industry College, Fine Arts Department in 1984. He resides and works in Shanghai. Recent shows include Reactivation - 9th Shanghai Biennale
, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2012); N Minutes Video Art Festival
, Shanghai (2011); 100 Years in 1 Minute, HU Jieming Solo Exhibition
, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2010); Fantastic Illusions, Media Art Exhibition of Chinese And Belgian Artists
, MoCA Shanghai (2009); DEAF07, Interact or Die!, V2_
, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands(2007); The Thirteen: Chinese Video Art Now
, P.S.1, New York (2006); Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China
, various cities in the US, U.K. and Germany(2006/2005), Zooming into Focus
, National Art Museum, Beijing(2005), In their 40's
, ShanghART Gallery, H-Space (2005) and 5th Shanghai Biennale: Techniques of the Visible
, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2004).
JIANG PENGYI 蒋鹏奕( b.1977), was born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province in 1977, graduated from China Academy of Art, and currently lives and works in Beijing. He creates a kind of surreal spectacle and delicate narration of the scene, mostly, by photo and video, to reveal the barriers and confusions of the individuals. He was awarded the Aletti ArtVerona Prize for Photography in 2011, the Jury Grand Prize from the Société Générale Chinese Art Awards in 2010 and the Tierney Fellowship Award from the First Annual Three Shadows Photography Award in 2009. Jiang was invited to participate in the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012 and was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2012. Jiang’s work has been collected by a variety of private and public institutions worldwide, including Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection in Switzerland, the French Regional Contemporary Art Fund of the Loire Region (Frac des Pays de la Loire) in France, the Tierney Family Foundation and ArtNow Contemporary Art Collections in USA, the UniCredit Art Collections in Italy and Germany, the Bank Aletti Foundation (Fondazione Banca Aletti) in Italy, and CAFA Art Museum.
LU LEI 陆垒( b. 1972 ), works and lives in Beijing, graduated from Sculpture Department of China Fine Arts College in 1998. Recent exhibitions include: LU Lei Solo Exhibition-ECHO
, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing(2015); Li Pinghu, Li Ran, Lu Lei: Semi-automatic Mode
, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2014); Jungle II
, Platform China, Beijing (2013); Evidence
, Newage Art Gallery, Beijing (2012); Lu Lei solo exhibition-Floating Ice Biography
, Other Gallery, Beijing(2011); Blackboard
, ShanghART H Space, Shanghai (2009); Present: Lu Lei Solo Exhibition
, Hanart TZ gallery, Hong Kong (2008); Amateur World
, Platform China, Beijing (2007); 6th Shanghai Biennale: Hyper Design
, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006).
SHAO YI 邵一( b.1967 ), was born in Hangzhou in 1967, he lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include Totem Producing
, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2015); Light Fogging
, BizArt, Shanghai (2008); Time of the Dragon - Contemporary Art from Shanghai
, Rauma Art Museum, Finland (2012); Pulse Reaction, An Exchange Project on Art Practice
, Times Museum, Guangdong (2012); Elementary Spectacle
, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2010), Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang
, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai (2009); Light Fogging - Shao Yi Solo Exhibition
, BizArt, Shanghai (2008).
XU ZHEN 徐震( b.1977 ), graduated from the Shanghai School of Arts and Craft in 1996. He currently resides and works in Shanghai. In 2009, Xu Zhen established MadeIn Company, which is a contemporary art creation company focusing on the production of creativity, and devoted to the research of contemporary culture's infinite possibilities. In 2013, the launch of ‘XU Zhen’ was announced, a brand produced by MadeIn Company ("Xu Zhen - Produced by MadeIn Company"). Xu Zhen won the top prize at the China Contemporary Art Award (2004). He was invited to the 49th Venice Biennale and has since exhibited his works widely. Recent exhibitions include 13 Rooms
, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia (2013); Xu Zhen: Forbidden Castle
, Montanelli Museum, Prague (2012); Xu Zhen Video Works
, Galerie Waldburger, Belgium(2010); The Last Few Mosquitos
, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. (2009); Just did It!
, James Cohan Gallery, New York, U.S.A. (2008); China Power Station: Part II
, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2007); China Power Station: Part I
, Battersea Power Station, London, U.K., (2006); On Mobility
, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006); China Contemporary - Art, Architecture and Visual Culture
, Museum Boijmanns van Beuningen Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2006); The Thirteen–Chinese Video Now
, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, U.S.A. (2006); Xu Zhen: 8848 - 1.86
, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2006).
YANG ZHENZHONG 杨振中( b.1968 ), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, YANG Zhenzhong has been living and working in Shanghai for almost 15 years with a career closely related to the development of new media art around the area. Since the end of 1990s, he has been curating and organizing with artists including XU Zhen a dozen of highly influential contemporary art exhibitions. They have not only enlivened the atmosphere of the new media art industry in Shanghai, but also helped with the promotion of the artist himself onto an international stage. One of the recurring themes in YANG’s work is the urge to emphasize with an irreverent attitude the many contradictions and derangements of society while the other central in his research is the (mis)perception of space and its political and psychological appropriations. The artist has previously displayed in a string of prominent exhibitions including Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon Biennale and so forth. His works can also be found in collection of significant public and private institutes such as MoMA New York, IKON Gallery (UK), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Musée National d’Art Moderne and the UBS Collection.
ZHANG DING 张鼎(b.1980), born in Gansu, China, lives and works in Shanghai. Recent projects include: ZHANG Ding: Enter the Dragon
, ICA London, UK (2015); ZHANG Ding: Orbit of Rock
, ShanghART, Beijing, China (2014); Orbit: ZHANG Ding Solo Project
, The Armory Show, Focus Section, New York, U.S.A. (2014); Gold & Silver, ZHANG Ding Solo Exhibition
, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, Austria (2013); Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then,
the Biennale of Lyon, Lyon, France (2013); Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country: New Video from China
, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. (2012).
Initiated in 1996 in Shanghai, ShanghART Gallery is one of the first galleries from China to participate in international art fairs such as Art Basel and FIAC in Paris. ShanghART Gallery is regarded as one of the key players in the development of contemporary art in China. It is also named one of the 75 most influential galleries in a Thames & Hudson publication, International Art Galleries: Post-war to Post-millennium
. As ShanghART Gallery’s first overseas branch, ShanghART Singapore was opened in 2012, provides an array of artworks that reflect the present trends and developments of the Asian art world, set in the midst of natural greenery and historical buildings rich with Singapore’s colonial heritage.
Press release courtesy ShanghART.