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亞洲當代藝術空間 A+ Contemporary
2018.11.06 Tue - 2019.01.06 Sun
Opening Exhibition
Room 106, Bldg. 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China 上海市普陀區莫干山路50號7號樓106室
Opening Hours
10:00-18:30 everyday (closed on Mondays)

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Hu Weiyi
A+ Contemporary
[Press Release]

A+ Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Hu Weiyi’s solo exhibition “ Intersecting ” on November 6th. This is the second solo exhibition of Hu Weiyi since his eponymous 2015 solo exhibition. Hu Weiyi’s practices interweave a body of medium including photography, video, installation, sculpture and sound. Continuing with the logic trajectory of the work “ Flirt”, the latest exhibition threads the themes of trauma, lights and tentative restrictions. Full of an unusual state of tension, artist unfolds a whimsical yet frigid site where each element intertwines, configuring an open-misplaced relationship between the viewers and the works, challenging audience’s spectatorships. The exhibition will be on view until January 6th, 2019.


Circling with exhibition room’s spatial layout, the eponymous work “ Intersecting” constructs a large-scale cage-like installation in the space. Vertically-structured, the precisely-orchestrated arrangements of the work form a grid-like format that restrains viewers’ viewing orders. The gleaming shimmering lights entangle with the murmuring lingering sounds of the high voltage currents, interweaving the exhibition space into a highly-tensioned, forced and perilous site where the visual, the audial and the sensible reinforce and intersect with one another. Seemingly dreamlike, the work simultaneously invites the audience to step inside, yet confines viewers’ movement as if a prisoned cage. Through this unpredicted attempt of intersecting, the work therefore reveals its true form, returning the experience back to the audience through the shift of actions, allowing viewers to activate a misplacement of perspective between the transition of the outside and the inside.

Resonating with “ Intersecting ”, the photographical group work “Tentacles ” threads the exhibition space once again through a line of silver string. Yet when viewing up close, the line turns out to be a current of lightening, penetrating through the petals of the full-bloom flowers. Fleeting as it was, the transitory nature of the scene contradicts with its visual effect, conjugating a second paradox through a subtle visual trick. Echoing with “ Tentacles”, on the opposite wall, “ Rustling ” series replaces the blooming floras with the withered ones, where the lightening becomes the ethereal electric streams that are modified through subtle transformations. The climax of the exhibition however lies inside this tranquil scene, where artist pushes the in-between state of trauma to its utmost with the indication of the flickering lights that are resulted from the ignited high voltage currents.

Inside these continuous layers of intersections, fantasy, tension and hurt traverse with each other, intersecting into an extravagance and restrained site where artist bounds his rational placements with emotional deeds, restaging and redefining the modes of spectatorship through multiple switches of the scene