ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

The Sky
1998 ~ 2000
Light box
120(H)*80*18cm 9 pieces

Light box The Sky is the very first installation created by artist SHEN Fan. Back in 1998, the artist was invited for a residence programme in Netherlands during which he travelled around countries in Europe and North America that is Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austrian, UK and Canada. For recording purpose, he took photos of sky in all capital or major cities he visited and then produced the piece back in Shanghai by a chance of exhibition. In spite of their remarkable resemblance, the nine light boxes in fact embrace images captured by the artist across different places over a variety of contexts and times. So easily approachable by a small step yet so infinitely remote in reality, the image of "sky" lies on the ground, unlocking the room for profound association in transmutation of time and space.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Mending the Sky, ShanghART M50, Shanghai 05.06, 2023 -07.08, 2023
Jia Jian - Shen Fan & Liu Guangyun, Liang Project Co Space, Shanghai 11.05, 2017 -12.03, 2017
ShanghART Taopu, ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai 07.01, 2010 -12.31, 2014
Five Years of Duolun, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai 12.28, 2008 -02.08, 2009
Underneath, Shanghai 2000

Related Texts:
Introduction of Shen Fan's work 'Sky' TEXT 2009