| 刘诗园 | LIU SHIYUAN

 

/ 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 /
/ Guggenheim Stillspotting /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /
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As Simple As Clay

 

September 2013

Medium: Photography Installation / C-prints

Exhibitions:

2015 solo exhibition, As Simple As Clay. YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China.

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

2014 solo exhibition, Alter-Circuit, Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium and Et al. gallery, San Francisco, US.

2013 Local Futures, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China.

 

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.

 

Copyright © Shiyuan Liu & Et al. & He Xiang Ming Museum & Leo Xu Projects & YUZ Museum, All rights reserved.

 

 

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