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The Shadow Never Lies

29 April - 30 July, 2016

The 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

Curators: Jiang Jiehong, Mark Nash

Artists: Poklong Anading, Daniel Boyd, Chen Chieh-Jen, Chen Shaoxiong, A K Dolven, Simryn Gill, João Maria Gusmao and Pedro Paiva, Han Kyung Woo, Hu Jieming, Hu Xiaoyuan, Jiang Pengyi, Jin Feng, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Tina Keane, William Kentridge, Lam Tung-Pang, Lu Yang, Bashir Makhoul, Miao Xiaochun,Takao Minami, Richard Mosse, Qiu Zhijie, Shahzia Sikander, Wang Gongxin, Wang Sishun, Wang Yuyang, Wu Chi-Tsung, Xu Zhifeng, Yang Zhenzhong, Yuan Gong, Zhang Dali, Zhang Peili and Zhuang Hui

This exhibition is international: designed to show how aesthetic preoccupations cross political and cultural boundaries, uniting 20th and 21st century artists. It includes more than 30 different artists; works in film, photography, video, animation, painting, installation and performance. In recent years there have been many international exhibitions making connections between artistic practices whether Chinese or Western. One of the aims of this exhibition however is to defamiliarise artistic practice so one can no longer immediately intuit whether the artist if 'Chinese' or 'Western'. This in turn leads to a more focused aesthetic and curatorial dialogue between the works. The idea is to set up a network of associations and resonances between the different works, so that we avoid reducing our perception of them to the artist's nationality or location.

*Image Credit: Han Kyung Woo - Projected Specimen, at The Shadow Never Lies exhibition, 2016

See photographs from the exhibition