Li Pinghu, Li Ran, Lu Lei

30 Nov 2013 - 05 Jan 2014

Semi-automatic Mode
30 November 2013 - 5 January 2014

ShanghART Beijing is pleased to present a group artists project: Semi-automatic Mode. Three artists Li Pinghu, Li Ran, Lu Lei's latest works will be displayed including videos, photographs, installations and paintings.

Semi-automation is a realistic condition: It is both pushed and pulled by reality, also offers an auto-generated attitude to reality which couldn't be auto-generated; Semi-automation is a psychological state: It is governed by subjectivity and objectivity one after another so as to injected oneself into a condition of rejecting "integrity"; Semi-automation is a reality of territory: It is a history that mixes and intersects all kinds of chances, expectations and accidents, a joint which may be deliberately or automatically in all kinds of ideology.

Semi-automation is a creative condition: There may be no absolutely autonomic creation when Semi-automation replaces it as a manner of creation or thought to link with plan and implementation, front and back, work and exhibition; the semi-random and semi-deliberate, semi-conscious and semi-mad, half-loath and half-consenting condition, which admits half-finish for self, can also refresh oneself at any moment to overthrow a non-existent production line.

The exhibition is wished to break rules with no purposely selected works in order to discover more possibilities of art creation via this kind of "semi-automatic mode".

Artists biography:

Li Pinghu (b. 1976) lives and works in Shanghai. He participated at the 52nd Art Biennale di Venezia Migration Addicts, Italy (2007), and held a solo-exhibition at 2577 Creative Garden in Shanghai, China (2006), and has lately been featured in Time of the Dragon - Contemporary Art from Shanghai, Rauma Art Museum, Finland (2012).

Li Ran(b.1986) works and lives in Beijing. He graduated from Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2009. He is the Founder and member of "COMPANY" project. Li Ran uses various media to create and reviews his art experience in practice in order to find the border between artist and art itself. Recent selected exhibition including: "Former West, Documents, Constellations, Prospects", HKW, Berlin, Germany (2013); "ROUNDTABLE", The 9th Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, Korea(2012); Unfinished Country: New Video from China, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, USA(2012); "I Want To Talk To You, But Not All Of You", Goethe-Institute Open Space, Shanghai, China.

Lu Lei (b.1972) works and lives in Beijing, graduated from Sculpture Department of China Fine Arts College in 1998. Recent exhibitions including: Jungle II, Platform China, Beijing (2013); "Evidence", Newage Art Gallery, Beijing(2012); "Blackborad", ShanghArt H Space, Shanghai (2009); Lu Lei solo exhibition, Hanart TZ gallery, Hongkong (2008); Amateur World, Platform China, Beijing (2007); Thirty-Eight Solo Exhibitions, 2577 Creative Garden, Shanghai (2006).

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