Lose your mind – David Shrigley solo exhibition arrives in Shanghai
Lose Your Mind is the premiere solo exhibition of British artist David Shrigley in China. Running from September 8 to November 14, it features more than 400 pieces of untitled drawings by Shrigley and some representative works that he made over the past 30 years in multiple fields including art, design and popular culture. The 1:1 scale inflatable version of Really Good, a 7-meter-high bronze sculpture made by Shirgley in 2016, is a highlight of the exhibition. Showing an elongated thumb’s up, this work was selected as one of the most important public art commissions in the UK. Shrigley queries the existing definition of contemporary art and challenges the traditional boundaries of art-making through creative practice. This exhibition aims to shake up people’s assumptions by breaking down existing understandings on contemporary art. The artist has set up many rousing hurdles in the exhibition, intending to allow people to empty their brain and feel enlightened by the chaos. Some misleading but playful signage such as “No Photographs” and “Imagine the Green is Red” will make the audience lose their mind, as the title of the exhibition indicates. This exhibition was jointly organized by the British Council and the power station of Design, a creative extension of the Shanghai-based Power Station of Art.
Date: September 8 to November 14, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm Venue: Power Station of Art
Address: 200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District Admission: Free
Call 3110-8550 for more details