Current Exhibition:

"Turtle Rock", selected in the 30th International Documentary FilmFestival Amsterdam, Competition for First Appearance Unit, will have its World Premiere on Nov. 18, 2017.

16 Nov 2017 17:00 Munt 13
18 Nov 2017 15:00 Tuschinski 4
20 Nov 2017 21:00 Tuschinski 3
22 Nov 2017 18:30 Munt 13
25 Nov 2017 10:15 Tuschinski 3


Current Exhibition:

ART021 SHANGHAI
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
E34 GINKGOSPACE

Opening: Nov.9 4:00PM

ARTIST:
沈 忱 SHEN CHEN
杜 婕 DU JIE
陈若冰 CHEN RUOBING
尹 戈 YIN GE
ANTONIA LOW
陈彧凡 CHEN YUFAN
张雪瑞 ZHANG XUERUI
迟 群 CHI QUN
萧 潇 XIAO XIAO


Previous Exhibitions:

Düsseldorf Photo Weekend

Exhibition: Cityscapes
Artists: Mark Dorf (*1988, USA) & Xiao Xiao (*1984, CHN)
Duration: February 2nd - April 29th
The architectural works of Mark Dorf and Xiao Xiao enforce through immediate confrontation a reflection on big data, data collection and surveillance within urban anonymity.

Both artist’s images are based on architectural photography, iconographic cityscapes representing the sculptural framework for human life in today’s mega cities. Skyscrapers represent economic rise, a vivid city life and utmost anonymity at the same time. The chosen perspective that reveals the absence of human traces outlines clear geometric shapes and shiny surface structures.

Xiao Xiao, Rational Reality-Cloud series #07 Beijing, 2015, 137x110 cm, print © Xiao Xiao
Mark Dorf stages the skyscraper scenery from a human perspective from the depths of urban canyons, focusing on the lower floors. He indicates urban life, but it remains invisible: he stages clear geometric architectonic structures. By integrating indicative pseudo diagrams, bar charts, multi-dimensional layers, color schemes, he incorporates the hidden layer of data gathering, networking, our broadcast digital identities, and information consolidation. The foil to the perceived anonymity that urban environments can supply.

Xiao Xiao stages the skyscrapers as dominant sculptures, engines for production and city life. He focuses on pure shapes within the given architectural structures, delinked from the overall urban environment. Reflections of the cloudy sky in the facade of the buildings add another layer, an emotional perspective, imperfection, humanity.

Small artistic interventions turn the objective architectonic language from pure formalism and functionality to a representation of urban life in the digital age.

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