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Shanghai / 中文

Zhang Qing's CCTV

January 9, 2012

The Chinese artist's subversive exploration into truth and illusion at Shanghart H-Space

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Guest Feature by Lee

The conceptual artist Zhang Qing pays a close attention to the study of closed-circuit television for his new exhibition at the Shanghart H-Space. Borrowing language from that system, the artist performs his experiments and opens up the discussion over the judgment of value and significance when we are engulfed by the mixture made from truth and illusion after stepping into another social system from our own.

Here, the CCTV monitors are unfolded to their spectators viewing from top to bottom. These pictures maybe either real or imaginary, intended or indeliberate. 

The artworks to be exhibited include video installations, conceptual installations as well as the single-screen video "Learn from Tom Smith", completed during Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program. After a field trip into the working environment of the Scotch factory, Zhang Qing renders with journalistic irony a worker against the background of Western capitalistic society, expecting his viewers to experience the conflicts between various cultures.

Zhang Qing runs to January 28 at Shanghart H-Space @

50 Moganshan Road
Building 18

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