Chen Hangfeng, Excited with no reason; SinArts Gallery, The Hague

I visited Chen Hangfeng’s (1974) present show at SinArts Gallery to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

As i’ve already written quite extensively in VLR about the show, and as the exhibition is accompanied by an excellent essay, i leave you here with a few pictures.

Even better is, of course, to visit the show yourself.

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© Villa La Repubblica 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to Chen Hangfeng and SinArts Gallery, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

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Tsou Yung-shan, Our Gaze; SinArts Gallery, The Hague

SinArts Gallery presents work by Taiwanese artist Tsou Yung-shan who is working in Berlin.

This is her first exhibition in the Netherlands.

If you ever wanted to touch a work of art in an exhibition, well, Tsou gives you the opportunity!

You can ‘read’ her handmade books freely and without the usual gloves.

Reading becomes feeling, the action of turning the pages and the sound they make.

Interpretation is completely open to you as a viewer.

You may feel a bit embarrassed to be so nonchalant  with an artist’s products and that may stand in the way of your interpretation.

You may in vain search for ‘real’ texts or images to interpret.

Freedom of interpretation is far more susceptible to restraint and different conditions than you might have thought.

Moreover, if you think you can privately and intimately ‘read’ her books in a cabin, you are wrong, as you are being watched.

In spite of that or because of that you may think it’s a very inspiring show, as i do.

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©Villa Next Door 2017

Contents of all photographs courtesy to Tsou Yung-shan and SinArts Gallery, Den Haag.

 

Bertus Pieters

Shen Wei, Between Blossoms; SinArts Gallery, The Hague

I visited SinArts Gallery to write an article for Villa La Repubblica about Shen Wei’s (1977) present show. Click here to read the article (in Dutch).

Shen Wei (5)

SinArts is a young gallery specialising in works by Chinese artists which is an absolute asset here.

Shen Wei (8)

For those who are following art photography Shen Wei may not be unknown, so it’s great to have his work now on show in The Hague.

Shen Wei (11)

Making pictures of a photo exhibition on a sunny autumn day is not the best of jobs, so it’s better to see the real thing, which i highly recommend.

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©Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to Shen Wei and SinArts Gallery, Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters