Recent Acquisitions of Si Shang Art Collection | Recent Developments of the Reality of Humanity
ADL: Felix Kalmenson, Ash Moniz, Rouzbeh Akhbari: Tides of Sand and Steel
March 21–November 20, 2017
Si Shang Art Museum
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Recent Acquisitions - Recent Developments
In recent years, our society has been drastically affected by worldwide events. It is time for us to pay attention to what has occurred, and how it has affected humanity. Consequently, we have created a new reality based on our reactions to change. In response, Si Shang Art Museum has selected 16 contemporary artists, including 18 new media art works from our collection, which reflect, question, and criticize these new and profound perspectives from varying aspects of our society. The selected artists come from various backgrounds and represent a rich diversity of perspectives, each uniquely responding to our ever-transforming civilization.
Andrew de Freitas, Anri Sala, Campbell Patterson, Cao Fei, Cao Yu, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Ed Atkins, Frances Stark, He Xiangyu, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Mark Leckey, Mika Rottenberg, Shezad Dawood, Simon Fujiwara, Wang Haiyang
Tides of Sand and Steel
Tides of Sand and Steel is an exhibition by ADL, a research-based collective that uses video and installation practices to engage with site-specific socio-political concerns. The current exhibition was developed during site visits in and around frontline communities impacted by desertification in China's interior, specifically Ningxia and Hebei Provinces. Throughout the research process the artists investigated state and non-state initiatives in ecology remediation and extractive economies of the desert. This exhibition operates at the intersection of human geography and storytelling, unpacking the narrativization of disaster ecologies and the historicization of resilience through environmental management.
With a criticality towards the role of journalistic, museological, and scientific practices, this exhibition follows a self-reflective research methodology and engages with the infrastructure and logistics of environmental remediation, and the reification of anti-desertification programs. Composed of large-scale video installations, critical reconstructions, displays, and affective engagements, Tides of Sand and Steel intersects a rigorous material engagement with an articulation of sublime encounter with moving landscapes.
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ADL: Felix Kalmenson, Ash Moniz, Rouzbeh Akhbari
Tides of Sand and Steel