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MOVANA CHEN “TWO-WAY COMMUICATION BEIJING”

NEWSText: kazumi oiwa


© Movana Chen

Pékin Fine Arts presents Movana Chen’s first solo exhibition in China. Movana Chen’s main art production tools are magazines and the shredding machine.

Her work involves the simple act of knitting thousands of shreds of otherwise disposable magazine paper together into various structures, clothing and containers. Movana produces performances and fashion and architectural structures using the paper-shredding machine to transform print media into a useful textile-like material, and then painstakingly knits the magazine shreds together.

For her first project at Pékin Fine Arts, Ms. Chen will create a monumental structure using an assortment of art related magazines of various languages and cultural backgrounds. Movana’s structure will envelope the contours and physical space of the Pékin Fine Arts gallery space, in much the same way her “wearable art” and “body containers” have encased her own body in earlier performances.

Movana Chen “Two-Way Commuication Beijing”
Date: September 7th – October 31st, 2008
Open: 10:00 – 18:00
Place: Pékin Fine Arts
Address: No.241 Cao Chang Di Village, Cui Ge Zhuang, Beijing, China
Tel: +861 0 5127 3220
http://www.pekinfinearts.com

Text: kazumi oiwa

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