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XU ZHEN® 徐震®
b. 2013, works and lives in Shanghai

XU ZHEN® 徐震®
Several replicas of Middle East antiques, security steel wire mesh

Back in 2009 when it was founded, MadeIn Company with its corporate system proclaimed that its artworks would be produced in several assembly lines for discussions about various possibilities for the development of contemporary art. In September 2009, its first Shanghai solo exhibition entitled Seeing One's Own Eyes - Middle East Contemporary Art Exhibition was inaugurated, almost simultaneously with the other solo exhibition Lonely Miracle: Middle East Contemporary Art staged in New York, where Things I See Every Morning When I Wake up and Think of Every Night Before I Sleep made its debut. For these exhibitions, MadeIn Company produced a miscellaneous collection of artworks by forging the identity of a Middle East artist, unveiling to its viewers the thoughts of creation which were deemed orthodox in contemporary art, and which reestablished "the very nature of culture" in "an international and contemporaneous language". Things I See Every Morning When I Wake up and Think of Every Night Before I Sleep unfolds the materialisation of ideas which are insubstantial and imaginary: in the name of "what is seen" and "what is thought of", a string of bizarre ornaments is woven by barbed iron wires into a giant ball. Synonymous with the bafflement or bewilderment in comic books, yet it stands as an entity in the exhibition space.

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Related Exhibitions:
Revitalising-A Gathering upon Awakening of Insects ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 03.05, 2012 -04.06, 2012
Lonely Miracle: Middle East Contemporary Art James Cohan Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 09.10, 2009 -10.10, 2009


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