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XU ZHEN® 徐震®
b. 2013, works and lives in Shanghai
XU ZHEN® 徐震®
Foam, acrylic, light box

The installation “Spread 201009104” is an extension of the series of cloth collages “Spread”. A sculpture of a wave in a cartoonist style and two shining suns compose a work meant to be a curious adornment. Ornamental objects have meanings: an image, an object, although without any particular use, is still created according to certain rules, and possesses a certain shape, substance and color, it can reflect the characteristics of a domain or a great era. However, in art history, art had misconceptions on decency, high position, and adornments were a kind of easily readable art, close to craft and commonly used, which made people believe that it was superfluous and unimportant. For this reason, adornments are indivisible from these meanings, contemporary art also needs to be “ornamental”, this artwork uses this “useless” aspect, and its “use of useless” to create this mild and bizarre adornment of this visual era.

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Related Exhibitions:
1st Airport Biennale, Airport Town, Guangzhou 05.31, 2019 -08.31, 2019
ShanghART Taopu 2014, ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai 09.12, 2014 -01.22, 2015
Useful Life 2010, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.10, 2010 -11.15, 2010


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