Private view: 7 July, 2017
20 Huqiu Rd, Huangpu Qu,
Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Exhibition dates: 8 July – 17 September, 2017
The Rockbund Art Museum will present a major solo exhibition by French artist, Philippe Parreno, his first in China. Curated by the Director of the museum, Larys Frogier, the exhibition will occupy four of the museum’s six floors, also extending to its seventh floor glass rooftop.
Over the past twenty years, Parreno has radically redefined the exhibition going experience by exploring its possibilities as a medium in its own right. Realised in dialogue with the physicality and functionality of the museum’s architecture, the exhibition will alter the building’s current existence through an unexpected use of time, space, light, and sound to become a semi automated puppet, a perpetual motion of events in which Parreno subverts the conventions of the gallery space.
Curator of the exhibition, Larys Frogier, states: “Parreno invites visitors to engage with contradictory notions of the physical, emotional, and conceptual. He blurs the distinction between reality and fiction to create an all-encompassing world of endless possibilities”.
Image: Exhibition view, Philippe Parreno: ‘Synchronicity’, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti