The Shift Exhibition is on view at the Guangdong Times Museum from July 16 to August 28, 2011.
The exhibition deployed five active young and mid-career artists based in the US onto the streets of Guangzhou, China. Meghan Gordon, Shana Moulton, Roxana Perez-Mendez, Adam Parker Smith and Bryan Zanisnik attended a 15-day residency at the Times Museum. The artists created works by utilizing both materials found in major wholesale markets in Guangzhou and local manpower. Whilst materials of the works came from China, ideas of the works will reflect contemporary American youth’s soul searching. In the meantime, the exhibition invited five outstanding young and mid-career Chinese artists from around the country to interact with the American artists at the Times Museum in the form of seminars. Every evening, one Chinese artist and one American artist presented their works, followed by discussions and idea exchanges with the other artists on issues that concern them. Chinese Artists participating: Shi Qing, Chen Xiaoyun, among others.
Also, if you happen to be in the area or know someone who might be interested, Roxana will be giving a lecture on her work at the RockBund Museum in Shanghai on July 29th at 3pm.
More info available here.
Websites: Roxana Perez-Mendez, Guangdong Times Museum