NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

CHEN Wei, The stars in the night sky are innumerable 夜空星星無數, 2010, archival inkjet print, 100 x 130 cm, 102 x 132 x 5 cm framed

Gallery EXIT is pleased to present CHEN Wei’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Known for his idiosyncratic language, Chen presents a selection of photographs, light-boxes and installations exposing the inherent and dissonant contradictions between expectation and reality.

Meticulously staged and intricately narrated, the presented tableaux developed by elaborating fragments of personal memories and fantasies, hidden symbols, contemporary realities and residues of histories. Inspired by cinematic methodologies of suspense creation, these works evolved by employing allegoric devices. Though his approach is focused in the mechanic of staging, Chen is cautious of leaving the narrative open. Coins, statues, books and light reappear throughout the narrative of the exhibition, hinting at contemporary themes and taboos such as desire in a consumptive society, the spectacle of the art world and the human condition in urban environment.

Chen Wei exhibition
Date: April 4th – May 3th, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday
Opening reception: April 4th, 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Gallery EXIT
Address: 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2541 1299

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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