Kunstinstituut Melly

ACT VIII: Nether Land

18 Jun - 11 Jul 2010

Nether Land is an act of Morality conceived specifically for the “world stage” of Shanghai World Expo 2010. The exhibition will be held at the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, a satellite of the Dutch Pavilion coordinated by the Netherlands China Arts Foundation.
18 June – 11 July 2010
Dutch Culture Center, 800 Changde Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai (China)

Nether Land invites reflection on the paradox of cultural and national identity. Each of the exhibited works projects a different relationship with a far away land – China, Africa, Europe and the Middle East – or estranges the here and now, making it impossible for a cumulative portrait of a country or culture to emerge. Nevertheless, the immense impact of such viewing from a distance, across borders, on the shaping of aesthetic and political values that underpin contemporary artistic practice in a global arena comes into sharper relief.

Featured artists: Allan Sekula (US), Erik van Lieshout (NL/DE), Jacques de Koning (NL), Jennifer Tee (NL), Ken Lum (CAN), Lidwien van de Ven (NL/DE), MadeIn (PRC), Meshac Gaba (BEN/NL), Sarah Morris (US, Zheng Guogu (PRC).

Tags: Zheng Guogu, Erik van Lieshout, Ken Lum, Sarah Morris, Allan Sekula, Jennifer Tee, Lidwien van de Ven