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ShanghART Beijing(香格纳北京)
2016.05.01 Sun - 2016.06.12 Sun
Opening Exhibition
261 Cao Chang Di, Old Airport Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing, China ,100015
+86-10 6432 3202
Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
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Shao Yi Solo Exhibition: Shao Yi Is Here – ShanghART Gallery(Beijing)
[Press Release]

ShanghART Beijing will be honored to present artist Shao Yi’s solo exhibition Shao Yi Is Here on 1st May, 2016. The exhibition will present the artist’s latest installation works and will last to 12th, June.


Shao Yi’s works always contain his thinking, utilizing of “objects” and materials. In the context of post-Industrialization, he reviews and reinterprets Chinese traditional cultural elements, taking advantage of simple or even shabby materials, such as metal, glass, wood, stone and mechanics and etc., to make them have qualitative changes and bring out new works by the method of breaking and reconstructing, transforming and creating. These works are sharp or implicit, heavy or light, thrilling or thought-provoking. And they artfully blend traditional civilization and industrial civilization together, connecting the past, now and future, therefore building a spiritual symbolic world of Shao Yi.

Different from the “construction site” of Totem Producing, Shao Yi IS Here is a panorama of Shao Yi. Shao Yi IS HERE regards the works as pencils, bricks and gestures of Wugong. He stretches his self-portrait and lays fresh and blood on it until it’s vivid. He builds his spiritual world in the chaos, producing totem, firming beliefs. He practices his attitudes towards life and aesthetics, sometimes a heavy punch, and sometimes a gentle touch, and has a degree of relaxation and pace.

Shao Yi Is Here is a declarative time section, anchoring Shao Yi and his works at this moment. The Back is past and the front is future.

Shao Yi Is Here, right now, right here, right himself.

Shao Yi, born in Hang Zhou in 1967, he lives and works in Hang Zhou and Shanghai. Main exhibitions include Shao Yi Solo Exhibition: Shao Yi Is Here, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2016); The Crocodile in the Pond, 11 artists from ShanghART Gallery, Museum Art St. Urban and Abbey St. Urban, Luzern, Switzerland(2016); Totem Producing, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2015); Light Fogging, BizArt, Shanghai (2008); Time of the Dragon – Contemporary Art from Shanghai, Rauma Art Museum, Finland (2012); Pulse Reaction, An Exchange Project on Art Practice, Times Museum, Guangdong (2012); Elementary Spectacle, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2010), Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai (2009); Light Fogging – Shao Yi Solo Exhibition, BizArt, Shanghai (2008).