ART HK announces Shen Shaomin’s participation in ART HK Projects.
I sleep on Top of Myself by Chinese artists Shen Shaomin is a series of works consist of animal sculptures which are made of silicon rubber, their nests are made of the feather plucked out from their own body. The animals lie down on the feathers, and the built-in mechanical respiratory system gives a sense of life . The series of works is one manifestation of paradox through animal sculpture, causing people to constantly consider the living environment. The salt particle that are spread out under the work is a symbol of the time which is eternal.
The series of works is selected to be one of the ten ART HK
Projects installations curated by ART HK’s first ever curator Yuko Hasegawa. ART HK Projects, which debuted in 2011, will be positioned in ten 100 metre squared spaces throughout the exhibition halls at the HKCEC. Dedicated to presenting large sculpture and installation works by leading artists from around the world, ART HK Projects provides visitors the opportunity to see works of an institutional scale.
Yuko Hasegawa has been Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo since 2006 and was recently selected to curate the 11th Sharjah Biennial, scheduled to open in March 2013. Prior to her position at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Hasegawa was Chief Curator and Founding Artistic Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (1999-2006). Hagesawa is Professor at Tama Art University, Tokyo, where she teaches Curatorial and Art Theory.
I sleep on Top of Myself