06 Sep - 08 Nov 2013

Exhibition view
6 September - 8 November 2013

Artists: BIRDHEAD CHEN Xiaoyun DING Yi GENG Jianyi HU Jieming JI Wenyu & ZHU Weibing KAN Xuan LIANG Shaoji MadeIn Company SUN Xun TANG Maohong XU Zhen YANG Fudong YU Youhan YANG Zhenzhong ZHANG Ding ZHANG Enli ZHOU Tiehai

“CLUTCH”, ShanghART’s first exhibition in its newly renovated H-Space, opposes older, lesser known or rarely seen works by 18 artists with most recent pieces from the same artists. «Clutch» normally means a mechanical device that helps a car run smoothly by providing the transmission of power from one component to another. However, it is easy to likewise find the so-called «clutch phenomenon» in the art world. From an intermediate perspective, it can be observed in the relationship between the artists and the gallery. The power transmitted promotes the artists’ creations, while at the same time lifting the gallery to new heights. Meanwhile, one can also find the phenomenon to be present in different periods of each of the artists’ works, as well as in the contrast or links between their old and new pieces. Through each transmission of motion and power the connection forms a clear relationship between the various works.

Tags: Birdhead, Po-i Chen, Zhang Ding, Zhang Enli, Yang Fudong, Geng Jianyi, Hu Jieming, Lu Liang, Tang Maohong, Liang Shaoji, Zhou Tiehai, Ji Wenyu & Zhu Weibing, Ji Wenyu, Chen Xiaoyun, Kan Xuan, Sun Xun, Ding Yi, Yu Youhan, O Zhang, Xu Zhen, Yang Zhenzhong