Birdhead Special Project: Landscape
798 Art Zone, Beijing
Opening: 5th June 2016 16:00-19:00
Duration: 6th June 2016 – 31th August 2016
Address: ShanghART S-Space, Seven Star East Street, 798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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ShanghART S-Space is pleased to present a special project- Landscape by the artist group Birdhead on 5th June, 2016. The exhibition will last till 31th August, 2016. The first implement of this landscape project is in 2008 in UK.
The audience could take a photo before the white background with “风景" two Chinese characters. The interaction between the simple words background and the active people is easily make people image of the terrible condition of tourist interests. The plane landscape is not the focus of photography, but the stiff expression is duller than the constant environment.
SONG Tao and JI Weiyu set up Birdhead in 2004. They started their art creation through a large quantity of photography works, showing various social contradictions and controversies that have been ignored and evaded by people. Shanghai as their birthplace has been rising rapidly, but still houses its fragility and inferiority which is intended to be unveiled by Birdhead. And their works, like a blast of fresh air, has been brought to gradually break the fancy-looking shell of the city.
Recent exhibition include: Bitdhead- Art Unlimited Art Basel 2016, Basel, Switzerland, (2016); Birdhead- Welcome to Birdhead world again Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (2016); Welcome to Birdhead World Again, ShanghART h-Space, Shanghai (2015); New Photography 2012, MoMA, NewYork, U.S.A.(2012); Reactivation - 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai(2012); The 54th Venice Biennale - ILLUMInations, Venice, Italy (2011); China Power Station - part 4, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy (2010); The World of Other's: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2008); China Power Station II, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2007). And their solo exhibitions include: Welcome to Birdhead World Again-Beijing 2012, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing(2012); Birdhead: New Village, EX3 Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Firenze, Florence, Italy (2011); Artist File 2011 The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Welcome to the World of Birdhead Again-2010, Guangzhou; Lianzhou (2010); Birdhead 2006+2007 Photography Show, BizART, Shanghai (2007).
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