ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Red Venus Sitting in a Corner
Free-standing sculpture
Stainless steel, car painting
Edition of 3 + 1AP

A five-pointed star is an old and abundantly meaningful form, which usually symbolises "glory and victory". It also epitomises Venus, both the star and the goddess, i.e., femininity and the personification of beauty and love. Red Venus Sitting in a Corner touches perhaps every aspect of the implications of such a star, languorous and vibrant, being a large red star itself. Leaning in the corner of the room, she is tranquil yet unstable, bearing a shining look that is paralysed if unyielding. Rather than the forces which used to be positive and revolutional, and now imperceptibly undermined, the piece displays a lounging female deity both stretching and resting in an ambiguous, intriguing and evocative posture.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Think No Ordinary, DS Flagship Store, Shanghai 11.22, 2013 -01.05, 2014
Trespassing, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai 08.16, 2013 -12.01, 2013
SuperBodies, The Cultural Center, The House for Contemporary Art Z33, The Fashion Museum, CIAP and The City Museum Het Stadsmus, Hasselt, Belgium 02.04, 2012 -05.27, 2012
Useful Life 2010, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.10, 2010 -11.15, 2010
ShanghART Taopu, ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai 07.01, 2010 -12.31, 2014

Yuz Foundation

Related Texts:
YANG Zhenzhong Solo Exhibition: Trespassing PDF 2013-09-18

Related Works:
Red Venus Sitting in a Corner (S)
Red Venus Sitting in a Corner (M)
Extras No.1-25 & Red Venus Sitting in a Corner