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Wang Youshen: Per Square Meter
Solo Exhibition ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
Date: 09.13, 2014 - 10.26, 2014

Artists: WANG Youshen 王友身

Opening: 16:00-19:00, Sat, 13 September, 2014
Duration: 14th September to 26th October, 2014, 11:00 - 18:00 (Mon. Closed)
Address: ShanghART Beijing, No. 261 Cao Chang Di, Old Airport Rd, Chaoyang District
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ShanghART Beijing is pleased to present Wang Youshen’s solo exhibition ‘Per Square Meter’ on 13th September, 2014. This is the first solo exhibition with Wang Youshen in ShanghART Beijing space, and also the first solo exhibition in Beijing after a lapse of 20 years.

‘Per Square Meter’ is an exhibition about an ‘event’: Artist twice experienced the process of constructing to dismantling of his studio from 2007 to 2011.

Two Studios in five years, from sign a contract, start construction to demolition, from blossom to fade. Time and space are compressed, everything running in a absurd way. A "Rashomon" story is completed, which recorded a "uncontrolled" daily behavior.

‘Per Square Meter’ describes an extension of a physical unit of space related to a social event or an art event. The whole process is consisted of installation, picture, sound, documentary and paperwork, the multiple visual relationship paves an interesting path to the explanation.

The recent five years after 2010, Wang started the project ‘Per Square Meter’, in the process of deconstruction and reorganization, he tries to complete a unrealistic reconstruction. A “uncontrolled” daily behavior and social event switched into a “controllable” art production and artistic event, everything seems never happened, everything from realistic physical world changed into a illusive mental world.

Our individuals are like plural ‘per square meter’, keep the constant melting and reconstructing.

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