Chinese artists Jiang Zhi and Shi Qing’s Inside the White Cube Exhibition

By Butterboom Writers  /  February 2, 2015

Inside The White Cube, is White Cube Hong Kong’s first contemporary Asian art exhibition by two up-and-coming contemporary mainland Chinese artists Jiang Zhi and Shi Qing.  Curated by Bao Dong, the exhibition is a project by the gallery to showcase the works of artists not normally associated with the gallery. Jiang and Shi both emerged from the radical, experimental art scene in late-1990s China and each developed a distinctive context and language for their work that provokes. 

Jiang Zhi’s artwork includes photography, video, installation and painting, as well as documentary film and text. His work reflects on what constitutes ‘reality’ or ‘truth’ and the temporality of materiality of objects. The exhibition title The Sight is about the transient passage of time, the illusory and mutable nature of the world. In the Love Letters photo series, he explores the visual and temporal themes of photography as well as the mechanism by which the image comes into being with the visual ofburning flowers.

Shi Qing’s work is created within a framework which enables him to identify a series of interconnected subjects, from Socialist architecture and environments, geology, botany, weather patterns to art and its communities. Her work brings together pre-fabricated objects such as wood beams, cardboard boxes, Styrofoam, plaster, metal structures and potted plants to  covey her ideas. 

Date: 4 February – 7 March 2015
Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am -7pm
Venue: White Cube Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong T: +852 2592 2000

 Photo source: White Cube


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