ACT VIII: Nether Land
18 Jun - 11 Jul 2010
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).