May 29, 2016 - Shanghai Himalayas Museum - Welcome to My Life
May 29, 2016

Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, RIYO (still), 1999. Video, 9:42 minutes.

Welcome to My Life
Moving Image from Collection of Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître
May 5–June 26, 2016

Shanghai Himalayas Museum
Please take A1/A2 Elevator of Himalayas Center to the 3rd Floor
No. 869, Yinghua Rd., Pudong District
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

T +86 21 5033 9801

Artists: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Yto Barrada, Luz Maria Bedoya, Nikhil Chopra, Hans Op de Beeck, Tacita Dean, Maïder Fortuné, Ryan Gander, Beatrice Gibson, Fabien Giraud, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Takehito Koganezawa, Liu Zhenchen, Christian Marclay, Steve McQueen, Aernout Mik, Arashi Nassiri, Elisa Pone, Enrique Ramirez, Mika Rottenberg, Koki Tanaka, Mark Wallinger, Yang Fudong

Curated by: Yongwoo Lee, Yan Xiaodong

When the Portapak first became available in the 1960s, people regarded video as a medium of democratization, while artists employed it as an alternative way to replace television. Half a century later, at a time when everyone has their own portable video camera installed in their cell phone, how might we reconsider the meaning of video art?

Video art went through series of transitions, ranging from the documentation of everyday realities to formalist videos and experimental narratives to feature-length films. As video art developed through the years, changing its form and function, it also became an effective supplementary tool for other media. However, video art continues to raise many questions today.

Welcome to My Life presents some of the key documentary and experimental video works produced in the past 30 years, selected from the collection of Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître. 


For press inquiries, please contact: 
Xian Chen: xian.chen [​at​]

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