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2013.08.18 Sun - 2013.09.15 Sun
Opening Exhibition
08/18/2013 16:00
50B Fengxian Rd, G/F, Shanghai, China, 200041
Telephone & Fax: 86 21 63842; Inquire: 86 13774219104
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm / Weekend: 1pm - 6pm / Closed on Mondays

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[Press Release]

Press Release

This exhibition is an event-driven discussion. It doesn’t matter if speakers consider themselves as artists, discussion itself has nothing at all to do with aesthetic theories of the visual communication media arts. It’s all about the person who was born in the beginning period of Chinese Reforms and Opening-Up in the early 80s, and grew up on a land underwent rapid economic and social expansion with cowardice and passion of his own. His ambition, if he has any. His thoughts, if he’s still willing to think. Or, neither of the two. It is about his walking in the wild fields with one pant leg hanging longer and gathered all kinds of small metal parts to decorate his space as if he brought the look of flowers into it.

The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than of convictions, and of such facts as have scarcely ever become the basis of convictions. Under these circumstances true literary activity cannot aspire to take place within a literary framework – this is, rather, the habitual expression of its sterility.Significant literary work can only come into being in a strict alternation between action and writing; it must nurture the inconspicuous forms that better fit its influence in active communities than does the pretentious, universal gesture of the book in leaflets, brochures, articles, and placards. Only this prompt language shows itself actively equal to the moment. Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
—— Excerpt from by Walter Benjamin