Liang Shuo: Temple of Candour

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Beijing Commune (北京公社) , 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu Tue 12 Apr 2016 - Sat 30 Apr 2016

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The new solo show by Liang Shuo at Beijing Commune, is best described as an obstacle course. Upon entering the gallery, the viewer is prompted by scrawled text (‘The road’s flooded, take this detour’) and a crudely cut hole to pass through the gallery wall, entering a three-dimensional recreation of a landscape painting. Bamboo forests and temples are recreated with amateurish cardboard drawings and jagged steel beams adorned with twisted metal wire. The mottled light, so carefully modulated in traditional ink paintings, is approximated with a cut-up black tarpaulin hung under fluorescent tubes. After navigating the mock forest and two-dimensional temples, the viewer is plunged into a brilliant white ‘ocean’ made of packing material gently folded to resemble rolling waves. To exit the show without disturbing the scene, Liang has helpfully constructed stepping stones out of repurposed plywood boxes.

Date: Tue 12 Apr 2016 - Sat 30 Apr 2016
Time: 10am-6pm
Event admission: FREE
Venue name: Beijing Commune (北京公社)
Open: 10am- 6pm Tue-Sat
English address: 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号
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