Ink Things (CN)
Ink Things expresses the artist’s own idea on the discussion of the time and the material. We can feel the shape of the time through the disappearance of scenes and items. What are the connections and relationships among a passport, a water faucet and an art magazine? The chaotic memory will eventually fade away with the passing away of time, and the rice paper’s copying of a photograph, enables us to grasp the memory for a moment.
Chen Shaoxiong was born in Shantou, Guangdong province, China, in 1962 and graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1984. His work was featured in the Venice Biennale 2003; Guangzhou Triennial 2005 and Shanghai Biennale 2002. His works have also been exhibited in PS1 Museum, and the International Center of Photography in New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland; Mori Art Museum in Tokyo; Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and Tate Liverpool.Chen’s recent exhibitions include a solo exhibit at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 2012; a solo show at the PARA/SITE art space, Hong Kong, 2008. Chen is a 2013 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Creative Arts Fellow.