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Shanghai / 中文


April 13, 2012

A gathering of awakening insects makes for a unique cultural inspiration for an epic new exhibition at ShanghART

  • Text by Karchun Leung

Upon the arrival of Jingzhe (the third of 24 solar terms in traditional Chinese calendar, literally "Awakening of Insects"), creatures are startled to wake up from dormancy after a ong and chilly winter, indicative of beginning of new activities in forthcoming time. Unlike bold and stretching movements, revitalisation during Jingzhe is accompanied by rustling and murmuring with a delicate and predicting appearance. Infused with profound "revitalisation" this is an exhibition at the ShanghART Gallery introducing painting practices like no others on the artists' records, bizarre scenes that replace poetic narration. Also alongside metal and readymades installation that suggests diversified attitudes in art production; or an installation model fashioned by an ideal creation, implementation of creation theory stemming from botanical system, an attempt at an easel painting to step into public spaces and a magnificent conversion of uselessness in a dialectic manner.

Revitalising runs to June 4 at ShanghART Gallery @ 

50 Moganshan Road, Building 16

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