[photo] Artists from home and abroad present the final exhibition at Inna’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
INTERNATIONAL and domestic artists are combining for the final exhibition at Inna’s Contemporary Art Gallery, which is closing next month because the owner is moving to New York.
The “Notes Coordinates” exhibition, which runs until July 27, is a combination of paintings, sketches, photographs, videos and installations.
Celebrated German photographer Candida Höfer has a series of photos depicting the interior of famous buildings. She uses long exposures to capture amazing detail in the paint on the wall, ceiling decorations and floor tiles. Höfer is known for taking strictly conceptual approaches and technical perfection.
Huang Songhao contributes a humorous video taken on his iPhone. He hung a woman’s hipster doused in cologne in a Hangzhou subway train and filmed the reaction of various commuters.
“The responses varied,” Huang said. “Some were shocked, some people remained calm, and that is based on their identification. Their reactions are a way of guessing who they are.”
Installations also play a part in the exhibition. Designer Yu Qiongjie interweaves orange thread into thick paperboard to create a variety of intriguing shapes.
Artist Zheng Hong seems to approve of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to catch both “tigers” and “flies” in the country’s anti-corruption drive. Zheng’s “Looking for the Tiger” is a conceptual piece with several parts — a notice that a tiger is missing, a printed image of traces a tiger may leave behind and some boxes that are said to be where a tiger once stayed.
The artwork on display has an avant-garde feel. Zhou Yilun’s “It is Still Flawed” features gods in a stick-figure style. Zhou says he used a red pen first and then traced the lines with a blue one. The overlapping sketches give the illusion of being three dimensional.
Date: Through July 27
Address: 465 Hefang Street
Source: Shanghai Daily