NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

ShanghART Gallery is pleased to present Chen Xiaoyun’s solo exhibition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin, which runs from April 19th to May 26th, 2014. On view will be a series of recently created works, including sculptures, paintings and photographies.

With sculpture as its main line, the exhibition unfolds from a virtual proposition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin. Twenty-one Poems originates from a non-ideological tale, in the end of which, a shepherd speaks to a cuboid: “I have made up my mind to be a silent object.”

Works presented here follow Chen Xiaoyun’s poetic narrative style, and extend from the most basic geometrical shapes to a strongly correlated metaphysical site, a mini animistic fairy tale, a portable utopian illusion. Meanwhile, in addition to his usual practice of photography and painting, Chen Xiaoyun adds sculpture to the exhibition, enhancing the depth of the theme and engendering a ritual sense.

Chen Xiaoyun: Twenty-one Poems of Lenin
Date: April 19th – May 26th, 2014
Open: 10:00 – 18:00
Place: ShanghART Gallery
Address: Building 16, No.50 Moganshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6359 3923

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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