Title / Home Cinema
Curator / Charles Carcopino, Feng Feng, Jeno Lu
Location / OCT Art & Design Gallery
Duration / 2016.11.12- 2017.01.03

New media art exhibition “Home Cinema” co-curated by Charles Carcopino, Feng Feng, Jeno Lu opened on November 12th at OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzhen, which presents 18 works including video, interactive video installation, and real-time generated installation, by 17 artists from France, the United States, Argentina, South Korea, Australia, and China. The exhibition observes, from the perspective of new media art, how the evolution of media technology has influenced daily family life and the communalization of private space.

Exhibiting work (Courtesy of the artist; work collected by Wang Kaili)
Pulp Landscape 1
2013
Video Installation
Dimensions variable

The exhibiting work Pulp Landscape 1 is an open-ended “on-site movie” installation created by the artist since 2003. The work attempts to, within a suitcase, recreate an entirely autonomous shooting site, which are constituted by vulgar daily objects including discarded circuit boards, dead insects, inutile tools and instruments, abandoned dentures as well as political and erotic photos disseminated on internet.

“I reassembled these objects, trying to construct a ‘pulp landscape’. They substantiate the vulgar part of our reality, arousing disgust, anxiety and even fear in us, and yet they are repetitively shot, enlarged and represented through the suitcase-disguised machine. I attempted to represent the unadorned state of objects, which bear similar emotions and memories as those of human beings and which are able to recount stories of their own.”

—Hu Weiyi

 

Participating Artists

Delphine Doukhan Antoine Schmitt, Emilie Brout Maxime Marion, Etienne Rey Eilfried Wendling, Jim Campbell, Jung Yeondoo, Lauren Moffatt, Mariano Pensotti, Mariana Tirantte, Nicolas Maigret, Thierry Fournier, Chen Qing, Hu Jieming, Hu Weiyi, Qiu Qianwen, Wu Junyong

About Artist

Hu Weiyi was born in 1990 in Shanghai. He graduated from BA in Public Art, China Academy of Art in 2013, and from MA in Inter-Media Art, China Academy of Art in 2016. His solo exhibitions include: Hu Weiyi (organized by A+Contemporary, Asia Art Center Taipei II, Taipei, 2015), No Express (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2015),Flirt (M50 Art Space, Shanghai, 2014). Hu’s selected group exhibitions include: Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000 (Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016), New Capital: Huang Yu Collection Exhibition (2007-2016)(Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, 2016), WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists (chi K11 Art Space, Shanghai, 2016), Base (UCCASTORE, Beijing, 2015), Who Cares- Hu Weiyi and Wang Man Dual Solo Show (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2015), The 2nd “CAFAM‧Future” Exhibition: OBSERVER – CREATOR (CAFA Art Museum/K11 Hong Kong, Beijing/ Hong Kong, 2015), Cosmos (Shanghai 21st Century Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2014), Summer Session(V2_Lab, Rotterdam, 2013). He won the Grand Jury Prize from “The 2nd Huayu Youth Award” at the 3rd Art•Sanya in 2014 with his work Flirt. Hu Weiyi currently lives and works in Shanghai.