Date: April 19 - May 26, 2014, Daily 10:00 -18:00 Opening: April 19, 2014, 16:00 - 18:00 Location: ShanghART main space, Building 16, No.50 Moganshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.shanghartgallery.com
ShanghART is pleased to present Chen Xiaoyun’s solo exhibition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin, which runs from April 19th to May 26th, 2014. On view will be a series of recently created works, including sculptures, paintings and photographies.
With sculpture as its main line, the exhibition unfolds from a virtual proposition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin. Twenty-one Poems originates from a non-ideological tale, in the end of which, a shepherd speaks to a cuboid: “I have made up my mind to be a silent object.”
Works presented here follow Chen Xiaoyun’s poetic narrative style, and extend from the most basic geometrical shapes to a strongly correlated metaphysical site, a mini animistic fairy tale, a portable utopian illusion. Meanwhile, in addition to his usual practice of photography and painting, Chen Xiaoyun adds sculpture to the exhibition, enhancing the depth of the theme and engendering a ritual sense.
Chen Xiaoyun was born in 1971 in Hubei province. Now works and lives in Beijing.
Solo exhibitions include: Hysteria, Metaphorical and Metonymical Life-World, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu (2013); Darker than Darkness, Death beyond Death, Fire Burning Fire, Walking Down along the Stairway., ShanghART Beijing (2013); "Zhuiku Tablet" Annotation, ShanghART Beijing (2012); Why Life, ShanghART Beijing (2010); Emerald Tablet, ShanghART H-space (2009); Love You Big Boss, the Project gallery, U.S.A. (2008); Faint, MC, U.S.A.(2007).
Part of group exhibitions: Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country, New Video from China, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. (2012); Moving Image In China : 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011); Shanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2009); Biennale of Sydney (2008); Havana Biennial (2008) ; The Busan Biennale (2006); Torino Triennial (2005); Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art (2005); Shanghai Biennale (2004) etc.
He received New Photography of the Year Prize of Lianzhou Foto 2012.