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PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibition #1



Micro-Exhibition #1:
Hu Jieming + Ming Wong
March 12 – March 27

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenlatz 2, Berlin Kreuzberg

A Collaboration Between CHRONUS ART CENTER Shanghai and MOMENTUM Berlin

PANDAMONIUM focuses on the work of Shanghai artists who work openly, distant from the country’s political centre in Beijing. The group of artists shown here are all engaged in experiments with new media introducing into Chinese art new creative ideas and aesthetic approaches. PANDAMONIUM addresses the first three generations of media artists in China. Starting with pioneers like Hu Jieming, working since the 1980’s to break new ground with the technologies of media art, to the successes of the next generation, such as internationally acclaimed artist Yang Fudong, and moving on to their students, who are developing their own visual language in response and in contrast to their pioneering teachers. Berlin-based artists Thomas Eller and Ming Wong have also been invited to contribute to PANDAMONIUM by responding to this theme.

The work selected for the show is largely on single screen projections, minimal and subtle expressions that will allow the Berlin public not only to see some of the strongest work now being made in Shanghai but also to sense the scale of transformation that is now running through the whole of Chinese contemporary art.

A Series of Artist Residencies, Open Studios, Micro-Exhibitions, Kunst Salons, Parties, Provocations, and a Group Exhibition Curated by Li Zhenhua and David Elliott


Hu Jieming, Prof. Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, is one of the pioneers of digital media and video installation art in today’s China. One of his primary themes is the co-existence of the old and the new in a modern society. In his art he constantly comments upon and questions this concept with a variety of media including photography, video, digital interactive technology, and architectural elements, along with musical aspects.

Hu Jieming was born in 1957 in Shanghai. He graduated from the Fine Art Department of the Shanghai Light Industry College in 1984. Today he lives and works in Shanghai. Hu Jieming has exhibited widely. Solo exhibitions (selection): K11 Art Mall, Shanghai (2014); ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2007 and 2010). Group exhibitions (Selection): UNPAINTED Media Art Fair, Munich, Germany (2014); Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India (2014); Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Space, Shanghai (2013); Waterfront of Xuhui District, Shanghai (2013); Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou (2012); Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011); CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2010); Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2009); Centro Arte Modernae Contemporanea della Spezia, Italy (2008); Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY, USA (2006); Museum for Contemporary Art and the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago: Seattle Art Museum; the Santa Barbara Museum; V&A, London, and Haus der kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2006/2005); National Art Museum Beijing, Beijing (2005); Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2004).


Ming Wong (*1971 in Singapore) lives and works in Berlin. He studied Chinese Art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore and Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Art, University College London. Wong’s artwork assembles language and identity and creates it’s own “World Cinema”. His performance-videos show this “everyday life cinema” as a stage of queer politics of representation and combines with the story of a melodrama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, P. Ramlees or modern dance. Solo exhibitions (selection): carlier I gebauer, Berlin (2014); White Box Gallery, Portland & Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon, USA (2013); REDCAT, Los Angeles, US (2012); Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Singapore Art Museum (2010); Singapore Pavilion, 53. Venice Biennial (2009). Group exhibitions (selection): Gwangju Biennial, Sydney Biennial, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (all 2010); Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz (2009); ZKM|Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (2008).

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Founded in 2013, CAC | Chronus Art Center is the first major non-profit art organization in China focusing on the experiment, production, research, exhibition and education in new media art.  CAC was founded by the renowned curator Li Zhenhua, artist Hu Jieming, and technology expert Dillion Zhang, Wti Group, China’s premiere company for projectors. Having traveled MOMENTUM’s exhibition The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited to CAC Shanghai in the first months of 2014, this collaboration is continued in Berlin with a 4-month program of Chinese media art presented by CAC and MOMENTUM.



MOMENTUM is a non-profit global platform for time-based art, with headquarters in Berlin.  Through our program of Exhibitions, Kunst Salons, Public Video Art Initiatives, Residencies, and Collection, we are dedicated to providing a platform for exceptional artists working with time-based practices. The term ‘time-based’ art means very different things today than when it was first coined over 40 years ago. MOMENTUM’s mission is to continuously reassess the growing diversity and relevance of time-based practices, always seeking innovative answers to the question,  ‘What is time-based art?’. MOMENTUM serves as a bridge joining professional art communities, irrespective of institutional and national borders. The key ideas driving MOMENTUM are: Collaboration, Exchange, Education, Exploration, and Inspiration.

* Special thanks for support from CAC | Chronus Art Center, WTI and CP