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Imagination is Reality

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Imagination is Reality – Southeast Asia Residency Programme
Exhibition by Father-Son Artist Duo Hu Jieming and Hu Weiyi

ShanghART Singapore is pleased to present a collaborative exhibition by father-son artist duo Hu Jieming and Hu Weiyi. This exhibition is the result of ShanghART’s Southeast Asia residency programme for this year and showcases about 20 new works created during their travels in Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand since December 2017. The exhibition opens on Friday, 14 April 2018 and runs through 23 May 2018.

Opening Reception: 14 April 2018, 5.30pm
Following a successful collaboration with Birdhead in Art After Dark 2017, filmmaker turned chef Papacurry (Chayuti Janrakangtong) will also return for the opening of the exhibition to serve up delicious curry for guests and visitors!!

Exhibition Period: 15 April - 23 May 2018
Address: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937

About the Artists

Hu Jieming is one of the pioneers of digital media and video installation art in today's China. He shows his partiality to interdisciplinary practices which leads into a blending of remote fields. Hu raises views and questions about time, space, history and memory, while his art covers a range of medium working with photography, video and digital interactive technology. Hu Jieming was born in 1957 in Shanghai, where he resides and work now. He graduated from The Shanghai Institute of Technology, Fine Arts Department in 1984. Exhibiting widely, some of Hu's recent shows include Shanghai Galaxy II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2017), Lights of Time: Solo Exhibition of Hu Jieming, Aurora Museum, Shanghai (2016), Hu Jieming: Synchrony, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2016), Jeffrey Shaw and Hu Jieming Twofold Solo Exhibition, Tai Chi, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (2014), Reactivation - 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2012); N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai (2011); 100 Years in 1 Minute, HU Jieming Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2010).

Hu Weiyi was born in 1990, he is a young new media artist currently living and working in Shanghai. After graduating from the China Academy of Art in 2013, he continued his studies as a Master’s student in at the School of Intermedia Art under the tutelage of Zhang Peili. Perhaps due to his youth, his work is permeated with explorations of the unknown, grappling with life’s sorrows, and curiosity about natural and bodily injury, such as the Low Landscape series or 14mins. He recently transitioned from a stage of grammatical imitation to more of a self-reflective grammatical mould. Hu Weiyi explores the relationship between randomness and nature, reverses it via subjective expression while presupposing the audience’s trajectory. Like many seasoned artists, he has a mastery of space, the conceptual, and the external extension of information. His recent exhibitions include: “Flirt”, a solo exhibition at M50 Art Space in Shanghai in 2014, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum’s inaugural exhibition “COSMOS” also in 2014, The 2nd “CAFAM Future” Exhibition and the “No Express” exhibition at the UCCA Pavilion in 2015.