San Pablo Arts District Fund PresentsRotating Shanghai: Works by Zhou Hongxiang, Lu Chunsheng, TangMaohong, Zhang Qing, Maleonn, and Zhou Ming
Friday, December 10, 20105512 San Pablo Avenue, CA 946086 p.m.Reception: Friday December 10, 2010 at 7:00pm, followed by Lip Service Westevent at 8:00pm. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Media Contacts:Idan Levin, Executive Director, San Pablo Arts District Fund: firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Pablo Arts District Fund (SPAD), in conjunction with Shanghai based art criticLiu Congyun, is pleased to present rotating video selections by six Shanghai artists: ZhouHongxiang, Lu Chunshen, Zhang Qing, Tang Maohong, Maleonn, and Zhou Ming. Acollection of fourteen videos will be shown over the next few months, unveiling a vibrantscene of artists’ practices in Shanghai rarely seen in the Western world.
The series kicks of this Friday, December 10th, at 6 p.m., with Zhou Hongxiang screeningthree of his works: Water 1, A Puff of Wind, and The Cornland.
A new artist will be featured every two weeks.
SPAD is dedicated to promoting art while facilitating urban development in the GoldenGate District in North Oakland. Converting abandoned storefronts in long-neglectedneighborhoods into functional, alternative art galleries, SPAD confronts inner-city blightand strengthens community relations, while showcasing cutting-edge art.
“We are fortunate to have Liu as curator, assembling such a strong body of work fromleading Chinese contemporary artists” exclaims SPAD Executive Director Idan Levin,adding, “Rotating Shanghai demonstrates the cultural exchange that SPAD aims topromote in North Oakland”
Best known for his conceptual film and new media art, Zhou Hongxiang was once called“the Chinese Godard.” Zhou favors the poetic over the political, infusing his work withlightness and levity. He has exhibited at the Head of New Media Arts, Watermans, UK,
Anthology Film Archive, New York, and the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art.
A video artist and photographer, Lu Chunsheng has been showcased at London’s RedMansion Foundation and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Fusing sinceritywith humor, his work consistently blurs the line between documentary and fiction.Works featured at “Rotating Shanghai” will include Where Are the Bachelors? TheCough-able Curve, and The Square Loaded with Nuclear Power is Going to America.
Perhaps best known for his animated film Orchid Finger (2005), which draws upontraditional Chinese paintings and contemporary popular culture, Tang Maohong hasexhibited at the 7th Shanghai Biennale 2008, the Museum of Modern Art LudwigFoundation in Vienna, and the ZDM Center in Karlsruhe, Germany. His films willinclude Orchid Finger, Sunday, and On the Way.
Winner of Honorable Mention at the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards in 2004, ZhangQing has been a key member of Shanghai’s new media art arena for the last a decade.His solo exhibition “Don’t Go So Fast” was featured at ShanghART in Beijing, 2009.Here, he shares three recent works: 603 Football Field, Don’t Be Bad, and Integrated.
Known for his staging photography, Maleonn has exhibited at Bejle Kunst Museum inDenmark, the Santa Fe Photography Center, and the Museum of ContemporaryPhotography at Columbia College Chicago, among others. His new video work, Whiteon White, continues his distinct style, which simultaneously broaches the nostalgic andthe satirical.
Zhou Ming received his BA in Oil Painting from the Art College of Shanghai Universityin 2002. His work, which encompasses oils, performance installation, and animation,explores the human psyche as it relates to the natural world. He has been featured at theBizArt Art Center Shanghai, MOCA Shanghai, Nanjing Museum, and the Duolun ArtMuseum in Shanghai. For “Rotating Shanghai,” he will present The Migraine.