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ShanghART Singapore
2013.12.20 Fri - 2014.02.03 Mon
Opening Exhibition
12/20/2013 18:00
9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
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Tue.- Sat. 11AM- 7 PM Sun. 11AM- 6PM

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The Spectacle of the Spectacles
[Press Release]

The Spectacle of the Spectacles 
Group Exhibition ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

DateDec-20, 2013 – Feb-03, 2014

Artists: DING Yi  XU Zhen – Produced by MadeIn Company  SHI Qing  SUN Xun  SHI Yong  TANG Maohong  ZHANG Enli  ZHOU Tiehai

Opening: 20 December 2013, 6-9pm
Duration: 20 December 2013 – 3 February 2014, 11am – 7pm (Mon. Closed)
Address: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937.
Contact: +65 6734 9537 | infosg@shanghartgallery.com
Website: www.shanghartsingapore.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shanghartgallerysg

ShanghART Singapore is pleased to introduce a new exhibition “The Spectacle of the Spectacles” on 20 December 2013. Participating artists include DING Yi, XU Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company), SHI Qing, SUN Xun, SHI Yong, TANG Maohong, ZHANG Enli, ZHOU Tiehai. The exhibition will continue until 3 February 2014.

This carefully curated show is a result of integrated evaluation and application of medium and material, demonstrating a strong initiation among contemporary artists in this aspect. Every single work displays a strong individuality and strength, providing a very different visual experience from each other. Nonetheless, they seem to share a latent commonality upon closer examination: On one hand, comparing to “spectaclised” works of enormous dimension that the artists have previously created, this exhibition showcases those of relatively small scale, a way of study which corresponds to how Chinese philosophy inspects the profound and extensive reflection from a micro point of view. On the other hand, this exhibition also aims to dialogue with Guy Debord’s monograph “The Society of the Spectacle”, in context with his statement on the separation between representation and reality. For example, TANG Maohong consciously defines such separation in his artworks so as to trigger an inspection to the deeper and boundless reality.

The alienation and expansion between the artworks’ external and internal layers showcase an appearance with a rich overtone that goes beyond the usual visual experiences: they have not only gone beyond the conventionally recognised geographical and physical boundaries, but more importantly the geopolitical conundrums. As a result the artworks stand on their own, and also work as imagined communities with their internal connections.

Zhou Tiehai, “Le juge”, Painting | 158pcs in all of different size, (the minimal one: 15x10cm ; the maximal one: 40x53cm),2008

Sun Xun, “Magician Party and Dead Crow-Subtitle”,ink and colour on paper, OVERALL 58*81*5cm (x 5 pieces) | IMAGE 53*76cm (x 5 pieces), 2013

Xu Zhen (MadeIn Company),”Safe House A”, 320*210*140cm, Installation | tent poles and fabric, 2012