SHANGHAI - More than five years since his exhibition “Christmas Island, Naturally” at our M50 space, ShanghART Shanghai is delighted to present Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui’s solo exhibition “Monuments in the Forest”, opening on 11 March 2023. This exhibition brings together photography, video, and installation works created in the past few years, inviting the audience into Robert Zhao’s fascinating world as seen through his imaginative lens and investigative processes.
Known for his multidisciplinary approach that explores the intermingled relationship between humans and nature, Robert Zhao has focused on the secondary forest as a key site of exploration in recent years. Found throughout the tropics, secondary forests are regrowth forests where nature has taken over land that had once been cleared or disturbed by humans. They are often regarded as less ecologically important than primary or virgin forests, but are key sites of regeneration and regrowth. Using these forests as a jump-off point, “Monuments in the Forest” threads together several bodies of works that materialised from the artist’s observations of overlooked and disregarded places and phenomena in our environment.
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