Sto­ry­telling

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Sto­ry­telling is a solo show by Chi­nese painter Liu Ye and cu­rated by Udo Kit­tel­mann, with the sup­port of Fon­dazione Prada. It takes place in Rong Zhai, a 1918 his­tor­i­cal res­i­dence in Shang­hai re­stored by Prada and re­opened in Oc­to­ber 2017. The ex­hi­bi­tion will show the works of Liu, who was born in Beijing in 1964, through a se­lec­tion of 30 paint­ings re­al­ized from 1992 on­wards. Liu ex­presses an in­ti­mate and sen­sual imag­i­na­tion that feeds on het­ero­ge­neous sources re­lated to lit­er­a­ture, his­tory of art and pop­u­lar cul­ture from the West­ern and East­ern hemi­sphere, giv­ing rise to at­mos­pheres which evoke in­tro­spec­tion, pu­rity and sus­pen­sion. In the artist’s oeu­vre, the stylis­tic fea­tures of fairy-tales co­ex­ist with the sense of hu­mor and a par­ody. Re­fer­ring to his own artis­tic pro­duc­tion, Liu un­der­lined that “ev­ery work is my self-por­trait”. Rong Zhai’s two main floors will punc­tu­ate the ex­hi­bi­tion, re­veal­ing un­ex­pected res­o­nances be­tween Liu’s paint­ings, and their re­la­tion to the ar­chi­tec­tural and dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ments. Vis­i­tors will be in­vited to freely move around the dif­fer­ent spa­ces in or­der to cre­ate a palimpsest of images, mem­o­ries and new stories told by the artist.

Date: Novem­ber 10 to Jan­uary 20, 2019, Tues­day to Thurs­day, Sun­day, 10 am to 5 pm; Fri­day to Satur­day, 10 am to 8 pm

Venue: Prada Rong Zhai Prada

Ad­dress: 186 Shaanxi Road North, Jing’an District

Ad­mis­sion: 60 yuan (reser­va­tion re­quired) Call 2218-0200 for more de­tails

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