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/ Isolated Above, Connected Down /
/ Almost Like Rebar /
/ Fuck It, I Love You /
/ Music Forbidden /
/ The Best Is Yet To Come /
/ Best Friends Forever /
/ It´s Nice to See You /
/ The Smallest Lobster /
/ Love Poem /
/ not titled /
/ Wonderland /
/ This Way or That Way /
/ From Happiness To Whatever /
/ OMG Welcome! /
/ Lost In Export /
/ Untitled /
/ Beyond The Pale /
/ We Were Never Alone Never Bored /
/ Someone Else, Somewhere Else /
/ As Simple As Clay /
/ Extreme Deep Field /
/ The Edge Of Vision, Or The Edge Of The Earth /
/ Re-en-act /
/ If It Wasn't /
/ A Conversation With Photography /
/ Too Many Words /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /
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As Simple As Clay

September 2013

Photography Installation / C-prints / demensions variable.

 

As Simple As Clay comes from the artist’s understanding of the act of shaping. Along with the experience

of learning a new language, the artist kneads clay into different shapes and examines the true property of

this material from different perspectives. The artist then search online with the keyword “clay”, and selects

images of clay or mud and other related images from different cultures, and places them against an unified

blue background. The images, now neutralized, form together a grid system in such the definitions and functions

conveyed in original contexts are dissolved. In this work, by deliberately making unfamiliar the geographical

origins and cultural contexts of the objects, the artist demonstrates how images - apparently could be easily

subject to manipulations - function suggesting cultural borders, and encourages the audience to make

associations based on his or her own experiences.

 

Exhibitions:

2015 As Simple As ClayYUZ Museum, Shanghai, China.

2015 From "Happiness" To "Whatever"Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China.

2014 My Paper Knife, Local Futures, Alter-Circuit, Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium and Et al. gallery, San Francisco, US.

2013 Local Futures, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China.

 

installation view at YUZ Museum ↓

installation view at Leo Xu Projects ↓

installation view at Et al. Gallery ↓

installation view at He Xiang Ning Art Museum ↓

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