Liang Shaoji was creating Chains The Unbearable Lightness of Being Nature Series at his studio in 2020. Photo Courtesy of the Artist.
Following projects for Datong Dazhang, Yu Youhan, Li Shan, Franklin Chow and Luis Chan, the Power Station of Art’s signature “PSA Collection Series” will soon be back with its sixth-ever solo exhibition of a highly-respected Chinese artist – Liang Shaoji: A Silky Entanglement. Just as the title has implied, Liang’s creative practice over the past 30 years has always been indispensably entangled with “silkworms”. The worm is not only Liang’s creative medium, but also his helpful friend and spiritual mentor, empowering him with both motivations and inspirations. Leveraging a rich array of immersive installations, photographs and videos, the solo exhibition will revisit Liang’s creative trajectory since his career-opening collection Nature Series in 1988 – from his early research and exploration, to his iconic Bed exhibited at the 48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, and then to reflective and philosophical installations such as Huge Chain: The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Temple. In particular, the exhibition will also present exclusive artworks that Liang has specifically customized for PSA’s spatial features as well as new cross-over pieces developed in connection to disciplines such as biology.
Liang Shaoji, Detail of Snow Cover-Stranded, 2019-2021, mobile phones, branches, chip, silk, cocoons, wooden board. Courtesy of the artist.
Liang Shaoji, Beds/Nature Series No.10, 1993-2018, charred copper, silk, cocoons. Courtesy of the artist.
About the exhibition
Curator: Hou Hanru
Dates: 29/09/2021 — 20/02/2022
Venue: PSA 1F, 2F
Courtesy of the artist and Power Station of Art, for further information please visit www.powerstationofart.com.