Shifting Times, Moving Images, a series of screenings by artists Zhu Jia (b. 1963), Chen Xiaoyun (b.1971), Liang Yue (b.1979), and Lin Aojie (b.1986). A total of 28 carefully selected videos presents the artists’ respective investigations into the medium within their individual practice. This four-part series is an exploration into the distinct ways in which each artist utilises video, bringing together various narrative style and perspectives.
From low-resolution black and white recordings to digital videos shot on a smartphone, the artists engage in dialogue with the evolution of their tools and the new possibilities of expression in moving image.
The selection spans across almost two decades and a vast majority of which has never been shown in Singapore.
The first instalment of the series will feature works by Zhu Jia, who has been widely recognised as one of the pioneers of video art in China and is central to the development of the medium in subsequent generations. His oeuvre roughly coincides with the height of globalisation in the nineties, and has been regarded as a ‘critical commentary in real-time of transformations in Chinese society.’
Venue: Shanghart Gallery, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Singapore 108937
Hours: Wed – Sun 11am – 7pm
Closed on Mon, Tue, and Public Holidays
When: 21 May - 18 Jun 2021,