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MOCA Shanghai (Museums of Contemporary Art Shanghai)

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People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road
200003 Shanghai
China


April 26th, 2013 - June 12th, 2013
Opening: 
April 26th, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
, Gao XiaowuGao Xiaowu
© Courtesy of the artist & MOCA Shanghai (Museums of Contemporary Art Shanghai)
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Gao Xiaowu, who is well known by his signature bowing sculptures, is also a victim of plagiarism and imitation. Among domestic sculptors, Gao Xiaowu's art pieces have been copied and imitated so many times all over China, most in inferior and poor-quality ways, that it's beyond his ability to put a stop to these unethical behaviors. Due to the frequent plagiarism, Gao Xiaowu has changed his humorous and cute artist style in recent years. Instead, a new direction in both form and concept in his new series emerged, which tend to show humanistic concern in their connotations, by diversification and installation in their forms and they are often created with a larger volume.

Gao Xiaowu considers the significance of art in society as ‘art should play a role as a reminder, to send out the warning message to the world.' His art enables the audience to not only understand but admire his sense of humor and also the deeper message behind it. In addition than format itself, his sculptures bring inspiration and serious reflection to the audience, where artists seem to be able to pour some positive energy into the society.


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