Shanghai native Zhou Tiehai has the distinct honour of being the first artist in the Museum of Contemporary Art's short history to be given a solo show. While the artist is best known for his air brushed copies of famous Western paintings featuring Joe Camel, his contributions to the Chinese conceptual art movement is often overlooked for his commercial endeavours. He has toyed with video and performance early in his career before making big strides in painting and conceptual art. Desserts, which is ostensibly about dessert and the artist's fascination with French culinary traditions, finds him in more familiar territory, painting, but is much more than . Desserts is an on-going project
Audience not quite sure what is going on, and the spare show gives little hint to the artist's exact intentions, but it is tantalizing enough to pique interest for the when the series is shown in its entirety.