verge art fair: ALICE CHILTON GALLERY featuring photos by ZHU MING
ALICE CHILTON GALLERY Specializes in Performance Art-Related Materials: Limited-Edition Prints, DVD's, Catalogues, Scores and Artifacts
At VERGE ART FAIR, and in the ALICE CHILTON GALLERY, we are currently featuring an exhibition of limited-edition prints by Performance Artist Zhu MIng from Beijing, China
About the exhibition:
Breaking the Isolation
Zhu Ming Solo Exhibition of Performance Art Photography
Alice Chilton Gallery
February 19 � March 14 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2 from 6:00 � 8:000 pm
VERGE ART FAIR: March 4-7
The Dylan Hotel, 52 East 41st Street
Alice Chilton Gallery is extremely proud to present a solo exhibition of performance photographs of Chinese artist performance artist Zhu Ming � an artist who has been extremely important to the development of performance art in contemporary China.
Growing-up in China after the Cultural Revolution, Zhu Ming finds peace and tranquility in his bubbles � large inflatable sculptures within which one can sit and contemplate, float along the water or stand firm in a desert, creating a zone of isolation.
Zhu Ming moved to Beijing after high school, and immediately entered into performance art. One day, when he was doing laundry, he saw the bubbles from the detergent, and had the epiphany that these bubbles would be the source of his work. He sees the bubbles, which exist and quickly disappear, as a metaphor for life, from one generation to another.
�Zhu Ming�s personal and poignant � bubble art � reminds us all that at times illusion and reality do co-exist. Isolation can indeed be found amid chaos, and that all of life is in a constant state of transition. Expressed through the human body and physical action, performance art will most certainly continue to be one of the most important vehicles available to contemporary artists.�
Wang Hua. Curator of Contemporary Chinese Art
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THE ALICE CHILTON GALLERY IS RUN BY JILL MCDERMID
DIRECTOR OF THE GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE ART SINCE 2006: www.Grace-Exhibition-Space.com
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