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.
2015 As Simple As Clay, YUZ 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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