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BOY: A Contemporary Portrait

March 23, 2012

A brilliant new exhibition in Shanghai exploring the transformation of the male psyche

  • Text by Karchun Leung

"Boy", as the Oxford Dictionary suggests, refers to “a man, especially a young or relatively young one”. The first decade of the 21st century sees a transforming representation of men in different cultures, media and regions. This exhibition at the Leoxu Projects attempts to portray young men of the time and to redefine the manhood within a global context.

The show juxtaposes recent and commissioned new works by contemporary visual artists like Jérôme Bel, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Hu Xiangqian, Li Qing, Liu Chuang, Mei Yuangui, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fred Tomaselli, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Danh Vo, Yang Fudong, and Zhou Haiying, with a selection of works of contemporary dance, fashion photography and mid-20th century documentary photography. An important exhibition in the current climate of male-doldrums dominated discussion.

BOY runs to April 8 at atLeoxu Projects @

Building 3, 49 Fuxing Xi Road
Shanghai

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