RTSM | SHI Jinsong: "How to work out the puzzle on new meanings so that we can continue to feed on illusions or cheer ourselves up? "

TEXT:CAFA ART INFO    DATE: 2020.10.28

Jade Head, Jade and Mechanical Equipment and Other Integrated Materials, Size Variable, 2020

The normalized impermanence has shattered all meanings into a kaleidoscope. How to work out the puzzle on new meanings so that we can continue to feed on illusions or cheer ourselves up? This is a problem or even a job.

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About the Artist:


Shi Jinsong was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province in 1969. His artistic practices cover sculpture, decoration, painting, presentation, architecture, films, drama experimentation, concept design and manufacture of multi-media systems. His works start from the anatomy, the awakening and publicity of consciousness to explore the meaning of “conscious sculpture” and meaning of “consciousness in sculpture”. Therefore, each piece of his creation originates from a different angle of his stream of consciousness and relates to each other, which subsequently jointly build a factor contribution system towards an independent personal consciousness.

Shi Jinsong was invited to many domestic and foreign well-known art pavilions including the National Art Museum of China, William Brook Museum, HKW and Centre Pompidou. He has attended Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale Exhibition, Serbia biennale and many other important international exhibitions. His works are collected by M+ Gallery, Groninger Museum, White Rabbit Gallery, Today Art Museum, Yuz Art Museum, LVMH Foundation, United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) Foundation, The Crown Prince of Dubai Foundation, Taikoo Hui Group, Audi, Saatchi, SICK and plenty of other museums, institutions and individuals. Shi Jinsong has received numerous prizes and nominations at home and aboard.

Solo Exhibitions


Shi Jinsong Solo Exhibition, Art Museum of Hubei Provincial Academy of  Fine Arts, WuHan, China

ART BASEL HONG KONG 2019, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China


SHI JINGSONG - THIRD REPRODUCTION, White Box Museum , Beijing,  China

SHI JINGSONG SOLO EXHIBITION, New Space of Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

Speak Up, Grey, X Gallery, Beijing, China

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, China

Curated Exhibitions


Song Art Exposition Mine Pavilion!   Kenya in Venice Biennale Exhibition, Venice, Italy


Song Art Exposition —a person's Exposition, Liu Pinyu’s left chest card in New York Armory Show,  New York, America


Auction Biennale—Why not!  World Exposition Museum, Shanghai, China

Text, Video and Image Courtesy of the Artist.

Translated and Edited by Sue and Emily