LI HONGBO & SHI NINGFANG “TRUTH”

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

© Li Hongbo

© Li Hongbo

Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai will hold contemporary artists, Li Hongbo and Shi Ningfang’s exhibition “Truth” from September 10th.

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Li Hongbo’s flexible sculptures are entirely made of paper and so many layers: he stacks thousands of sheets and glues them. His largest sculptures, be made of dozens of thousands of paper sheets and take up to several months to complete. Famous for his sculpted busts that surprisingly unfold, Li presents a selection of artworks especially produced for the exhibition.

In parallel, the female artist Shi Ningfang presented on this show also plays on the distortion between what we see and what really constitutes the artwork. She shares a very feminine perspective on the world. True to her research field (about the link between traditional Chinese art and contemporary art) Shi Ningfang focuses on paradoxes and distortions. In her art a bronze bell, supposedly a solid object, becomes squashy. In this particular way, she explores the relationship between masculine and feminine. Shi Ningfang likes to express herself through art about the world’s duality.

Li Hongbo & Shi Ningfang “Truth”
Date: September 10th – October 29th, 2016
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Opening party: September 10th, 16:00 – 19:00
Place: Magda Danysz Gallery Shanghai
Address: 188 Linqing Road x Yangshupu Road, Shanghai
Tel: +86 (21) 5513 9599
http://magdagallery.com

Text: Aya Shomura

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