EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surrealm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present "EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surreal", a dynamic group exhibition of photographic works. Co-curated by Mathieu Borysevicz and m97 Gallery, this exhibition uses the Surrealists' game of Exquisite Corpse as a means to explore the collective subconscious of contemporary Chinese artists through the medium of photography. Twenty emerging and established artists present uncanny images arranged in a delicately composed sequence of non-sequiturs that reveal the surreality of today's China.
"Poetry must be made by all and not by one." - Comte de Lautréamont
The Exquisite Corpse game began in France in 1925 around a table of poets and artists. In this improvisational game a player would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to cover part of it, and ...
ZENG Han and YANG Changhong Soul Stealerm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present "Soul Stealer," an exhibition of photographic works by Zeng Han and Yang Changhong. "Soul Stealer" is a mysterious four-part series of portraits and landscapes, evaluating a theatrical and spiritual connection of modern and traditional role play between characters in ancient Chinese operas and those of global popular culture. The Soul Stealer series are: Part I: "Landplay" (from Anshun, Guizhou Province), Part II: " Cosplay" (Shenzhen), Part III: "Mulian Opera" (Shaoyang, Hunan Province), and Part IV: "World of Warcraft" (Chongqing).
The images from Part I: "Landplay" depict local villagers from Guizhou province acting out traditional characters from the Chinese historical Dixi Opera, meaning Earth Opera or ...