Lose your mind – David Shrigley solo ex­hi­bi­tion ar­rives in Shang­hai

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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

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