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Nocturnes: Five Stories About Us

Finished Ended on Sun Nov 20, 2022 , 10:00
Space & Gallery Association
Three on the Bund, 3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu


Five stories about us ––a group exhibition curated by independent curator Wang Kaimei. The exhibition invites 5 contemporary Chinese artists: Zhou Xiaohu, Geng Yini, Zhao Bo, He Xun and Tan Bide to reobserve the interconnections of our existence with the world in the epoch of Anthropocene. “Nocturnes: 5 stories about us” derived its title from Kazuo Ishiguro's book of short stories: Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall. The Japanese British author threads the fate of five music-obsessed individuals into effective ukiyo-e display about music life––and builds the novel into a musical experience through his lyrical serenade. Composed with the rhythms and syllables in visual aesthetics, the show conflates tradition and innovation, art and labor, landscape and consciousness, animals and humans, and the material and spiritual aspects of human emotions into a nocturne. Here, the melodies and chords of “us” interweave and meander to form the extensive network that interconnects our existence in this world.