Shen Xin: The non-hermetic
March 18th, 2017  9:00pm

To examine the ever complicated forms of narcissism, is to leave no stone unturned. This public event lead by Shen Xin will share the process of looking into varieties of de-westernizing and decolonial forces in their intimate forms reflected in daily life. If power is both desired and a sign of danger, how to occupy these ever growing positions of empowerment, and to resist the production of auto-fiction and personhood that mimics the production of dominance? The non-hermetic alludes to the open stage where the lights are being shed on from the powerful and the powerless, whilst aware of its nature of being staged.

Shen Xin (Born 1990, Chengdu) lives and works in London. Shen Xin’s practice engages with moving image and event. In her works the aspect of time, the time of making and watching, constructs opportunities to render present the unrepresentable, the indigestible and the irrelevant. These subjects are looked at through examining the techniques and effects of circulations in socio-political power structures. For Shen, to dismantle the structures that dominate is to commit to the complexity of generating reflexiveness in the works, of how emotions, judgments and ethics circulate through individual and collective subjects. 

Her recent solo presentations include "Strongholds", Lychee One, London (2017); "Originally Inclusive", CFCCA, Manchester (2016); "At Home", Surplus Space, Wuhan (2016); "Forms Escape: Prologue", Chisenhale Gallery, London (2016); "Shoulders of Giants", Senate House, London (2015). She recently participated in group shows "The New Normal", UCCA, Beijing (2017); "Three Rooms", CAC, Shanghai (2017); "Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain", OCAT, Shanghai (2016); "You Won’t Be Young Forever", 235 Guangfu Road, Shanghai (2016).  

 

沈莘:非封闭的
2017年3月18日 9:00pm
北京市东城区郎家胡同4号

欲对一向错综复杂的自恋主义形式加以剖析,意味着需要付诸一切可能的手段和方法,对它的各个方面进行审视。在这场由艺术家沈莘主持的公众事件中,艺术家将分享她对于“去西方化”和“去殖民化”的驱动力反映于日常生活中的私密表现形式,所作出的探究过程。

如果说,权利既是被渴望的对象同时也是危险的征兆,那么该如何占据这些不断扩张的赋权地位,并抵挡那些与生成权利的支配地位过程相似的自我虚构和自我人格的形成?“非封闭的”意指一个由“权利”和“无权”共同支配的开放性舞台,舞台中也同时有着“在上演”的意识。

沈莘,1990年生于中国成都,现生活工作于英国伦敦,并于2014年毕业于斯莱德艺术学院。沈莘使用剧本式和提供信息式的手段,通过影像及事件来实现创作,检视在社会政治权力结构中,情感、价值判断和伦理在个体及群体层面的循环运动,以及主体循环所需要的技术和产生的效应。沈莘关注人际间的复杂性以及政治的叙事,由此她创作的电影通常旨在生成对解构占统治地位的结构所需要的反射性。

近期的个人项目包括:“据点”,荔枝一号,伦敦(2017);“原本包容”,CFCCA,曼彻斯特(2016);“在家”,剩余空间,武汉(2016);“形态脱逃:序”,Chisenhale 画廊,伦敦(2016);“巨人的肩膀”,伦敦议会大楼(2015)。她近期参与的群展包括:“例外状态”,UCCA,北京(2017);“龙肝凤脑”,OCAT,上海(2016);“信息雕塑公路”,没顶画廊,上海(2016)等。