Hour At The Museum: The Dynamics, ShanghArt Gallery


The Dynamics, a group exhibition at ShanghArt Gallery, features works that explore how art is in a state of constant flux and takes on different meanings with the passage of time.

Inconsolable Memories (2015)
By Jiang Pengyi, Polaroid photograph, 27x21cm

The Beijing-based photographer, known for experimenting with light distortion and photographic film, shows a series of abstract Polaroids that were produced in 1996 and have changed over time.

100 Years In 1 Minute (2014)
By Hu Jieming, multi-channel video installation, variable dimensions

This project comprises 1,100 one-minute videos, which capture a century's worth of events. By deconstructing art, the artist wishes to deconstruct the world as people know it.

Immateriality Status 1 (2016)
By Shao Yi, galvanised steel plate, 118x70cm

The artist puts a spin on the process of paper-cutting, choosing to produce a steel plate work that resembles a piece of paper and hence reclaiming the act of creation.

The Fountain Of Crow (2015)
By Lu Lei, mixed-media installation, 155x165x290cm

The artist's inspiration for this work is Aesop's fable about a crow which filled a pitcher with stones to drink the water in it. The figure of the crow is also depicted on top of the gates.

Passage No. 10 (2013)
By Yang Zhenzhong, oil on wood installation, 60x100x15.9cm

The artist explores themes of space and perception, which can be seen in this work, where he plays with light and depth to present what looks like the end of a corridor.

Enter The Dragon (2015)
By Zhang Ding, video, 44 minutes 50 seconds

As the title suggests, this work was inspired by the 1973 martial arts film starring Bruce Lee. Zhang presented this in London last year, where he transformed a theatre into a sound sculpture, complete with mirrored surfaces, suspended sound panels and sculptures.

WHERE: ShanghArt Gallery, 02-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Nov 30, 11am to 7pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 11am to 6pm (Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.shanghartgallery.com

Lee Jian Xuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe