ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Learning from Tom Smith
ZHANG QING 章清
2011
Single-channel video
Surveillance Video
13 minutes 41 seconds
Edition of 7
ZQ_0462

Approaching by sarcasm and insinuation, the video work publicised an excellently performing worker in whisky factory from the angle of capitalism. From the view of surveillance system, ZHANG Qing realised his production functioning as source of evidences and clues by capturing the scenes of a good person whose performance, on the other hand, dragged the truth into an unknown state.
September and October 2011, Learning from Tom Smith was displayed in Glenfiddich Artists in Residence 2011 Exhibition. Introduced to images they were long familiarised with, however, viewers merely ended up with their further perceptions being deliberately cut off by the artist utilizing Chinese work title, film subtitle and voiceover as calculated disguise.

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Related Exhibitions:
Video Bureau Archive 44: Zhang Qing Video Bureau, Beijing / Guangzhou 11.27, 2015 -01.28, 2016
V&P ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 12.20, 2014 -02.28, 2015
It Takes Four Sorts Travelling Exhibition: Taipei; Macau; Hong Kong; Shenzhen 10.21, 2012 -11.18, 2012
2nd N Minutes Video Art Festival Shanghai 09.07, 2012 -10.08, 2012
cctv-Solo Exhibition of ZHANG Qing ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 12.18, 2011 -02.05, 2012
The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence 2011 Exhibition Glenfiddich Distillery gallery, Scotland, U.K. 09.30, 2011 -10.16, 2011