Shi Qing Solo Exhibition ‘Theatre for Climate Control’ will open at ShanghART Beijing, May 18th. The concept of “Climate Theatre” originated from a crazy plan about weather forecasting envisaged by Lewis Fry Richardson, a British scientist during the First World War. Shielded inside a theatre-like structure, global weather could be instantly computed and analysed from the data of more than sixty thousand people. Usually,”climate” is used metaphorically as a synonym for complexity and uncertainty, the exact qualities in contemporary art system to be rediscovered and reactivated in this project.
Additionally, it will be preluded by a string of practice in form of art events in Cao Chang Di and surrounding areas. What we see in galleries’ presentation are normally only some parts of the entire art producing, whereas the complexity in art lies in art’s conflicts with systems and art itself.
Shi Qing “Theatre for Climate Control”
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00
Closed on Monday
Place: ShanghART Gallery Beijing
Address: 261 Cao Chang Di, Old Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: +86 10 6432 3202
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi