ShanghART Gallery is delighted to present a group exhibition, Place of Residence-with Artists from Brazil and China, on October 12th in both ShanghART Main Space and H-Space. It is curated by Alfons Hug. As one of the first exhibitions to include artists active in Brazil and China, it marks the starting point for a larger project – BRICS.
Despite the title, ‘Place of Residence’, it is not the exhibition’s purpose to solely dwell on the artists’ geographical, cultural, historical differences and their impact on artists’ creations. As more and more contemporary artists try to combine their own life experiences and thoughts into their works, they try to present works in various media in a specific point of view, to reflect the reality of life and to deeply engage an audience. Thus, ‘Place of Residence’ is no longer about boundaries or confinement. It concerns more closely with life. Artists’ expressions through objects of everyday life embody the symbolic social and cultural significations that would provide open doors for the audience to read and understand contemporary art.