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Semi-automatic Mode 3: Liu Cong & Xiao Wucong
Group Exhibition ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
Date: 03.05, 2022 - 05.08, 2022

Artists: LIU Cong 刘聪 |  XIAO Wucong 肖武聪 | 

Opening: 4pm, 5 March, 2022
Duration: 5 March - 8 May, 2022 (11am–6pm, Mon closed)
Location: ShanghART Beijing, 261 Caochangdi, Airport Side Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Contact: + 86 10 6432 3202 |

ShanghART Beijing will present the third instalment of the "Semi-automatic Mode" series on 5 March 2022, featuring the most recent paintings by artists Liu Cong and Xiao Wucong.

As an ongoing exhibition project initiated in 2013 at the gallery's Beijing location, "Semi-automatic Mode" seeks to provide an interplay between "separation" and "combination" for the front and backstage work. Breaking the rules of curating or selecting artworks, it hopes to expand the possibilities of art through a "semi-automatic" production of consciousness.

Both artists' works are built on the "form" and "colour" of everyday objects, while different materials and internal structures privilege their singular spiritual meanings. Offering a glimpse of Liu Cong's and Xiao Wucong's practice, this exhibition creates a portal to a space of imagery for the viewer, who can experience a moment of pure gaze in the axis of body.

About the Artists

Liu Cong, born in 1987 in Shandong Province, now lives and works in Beijing. In 2010, he graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department. Recent exhibitions include: Liu Cong: Double, Hunsand Space, Beijing (2021); Liu Cong: Resetting, Mocube, Beijing (2019); Liu Cong: Time in Reflection, NUOART, Beijing (2018); Evidence - A New State of Art, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Italy (2018); Density Talisman Array, Ying Space, Beijing (2018), etc.

Xiao Wucong, born in 1985 in Guangdong Province, now lives and works in Beijing. In 2008, he graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department. Recent exhibitions include: Li Mingchang & Xiao Wucong Dual Solo, 798 Art Center, Beijing (2021); Thinking Outside, Reflection Space, Zhuhai (2021); Xiao Wucong: Script of Light, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou (2018); Shanhe Gallery, Space Local, Beijing (2017); Silk Road International · AMNUA International Program II, Art Museum of Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing (2016), etc.

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