Exhibition title / Turning pint – 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art
Duration / 2018.6.16—2018.10.7
Venue / Long Museum(West Bund),3398 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District Shanghai(Near Ruining Road)

Artist Hu Weiyi participates in the Long Museum group exhibition “Turning pint – 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art”. The exhibition features up to 100 important Chinese artists’ art works since 1978. The exhibited work “Pulp Landscape 6“,  which concept derives from an attempt to recreate a film shooting site within a suitcase. The recreated miniature film studio is composed of a series of automatic mechanical structures including eight TV sets, direct current generators, shooting tracks and gears. Several pinhole cameras constantly take videos of objects in a short distance, and project captured images onto seven screens in real time.  Repetitively being filmed, enlarged, and represented, in this process a  serendipitous narrative is born. In this space, the relation between time and space is no longer linear, and there is no boundary between personal memory and collective recognition. All objects return to their pure existence as Object: since the inherited emotions and memories were transplanted, they can finally begin their original stories. The exhibition is on view until October 7th

 Turning Point-40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition still, Courtesy of the artist and Long Museum.

About Artist

Hu Weiyi was born in 1990 in Shanghai. 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, Hu Weiyi currently lives and works in Shanghai. His solo exhibitions include: Dialogue Between HU Weiyi and Yoshua OKÓN(Don Gallery + Ghebaly Gallery (Condo Shanghai) , Shanghai, 2018), Imagination is Reality(ShanghART Singapore, Singapore, 2018), Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Discoveries (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2017), Daily Routine (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2017), Hu Weiyi (organized by A+ Contemporary, Asia Art Center Taipei ll, Taipei, 2015), No Express (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2015), Flirt (M50 Art Space, Shanghai, 2014). Selected group exhibitions include: Turning Point – 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art(Long Museum, Shanghai, 2018), Shanghai Dandy (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2017), Shanghai Galaxy(Yuz Museum, Shanghai, 2017), Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000 (Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016), WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists (chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016), The 2n CAFAM·Future Exhibition Observer-Creator: The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art (Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 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 Art Sanya in 2014.