ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

On the Way
multi-channel animation
8 minutes 28 seconds | Crate 1 98*61*61cm | Crate 2 39*162*60cm
Edition of 8

TANG Maohong has been a very active artist in the Chinese contemporary art world in the recent years. Revolving around the concept of a "Big World", the pictorial content of his artwork On the Way unfolds imagination and constructs its own organization. A special appellation by foreigners of Shanghai as a metropolis, "Big World" includes all the imaginations and expectations concerning urbanization, whereas its understanding by people living in the city refers only to the land under their feet here and now. The most important part of the “Big World” concept is its inclusive character, which counts as well as one of the big city’s real inherent qualities: only if there are inclusiveness and tolerance, can communication and creativity be accessed via the flow of Trans Local Motion. With animated images of red, yellow and green lights, the artist expresses the themes traversed by past, present and future which serve as three temporal epochs corresponding respectively to the narration of the city’s historical memory, its present progressive tense as well as the future’s indefinite possibilities.

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Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 3, ShanghART Video Room Bldg. 8, West Bund, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai 10.14, 2017
V&P, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 12.20, 2014 -02.28, 2015
In & Out Réel ShanghART, Réel Department Store, Shanghai 05.30, 2014 -06.30, 2014
The Garden of Forking Paths, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai 05.03, 2013 -08.28, 2013
Single Room, SSAW Boutique Hotel, Hangzhou 01.18, 2013 -03.18, 2013
First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, Guangdong 12.22, 2012 -03.22, 2013
Rotating Shanghai I, San Pablo Arts District Fund (SPAD), Oakland, U.S.A. Dec,2010 -Feb,2011
2010 Get It Louder, Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing; 800 Show, Shanghai 2010
2009 German Week: Every Human Being Is an Artist, Times Square, Shanghai 09.18, 2009 -10.14, 2009
7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai 09.09, 2008 -11.16, 2008

Related Texts:
Description of "On the Way" , ZHANG Qing TEXT 2008