REVIEW: "LandSeaSky" @ OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai

Jun 25, 2014 2:07AM

The combination of Chinese characters that form the word “Shanghai” translates to “upon-the-sea”—yet the metropolis’ contemporary topographic transformations and polluted skyline have made pensive introspection of its maritime setting a difficult process. “LandSeaSky,” a traveling exhibition of 20 videos by 17 contemporary artists, offered an alternative way to consider Shanghai’s morphing landscape through a focus on spatial perception. Set in two large spaces at the OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, the horizon line served as the starting point for curator Kim Machan, who co-organized the exhibition with Brisbane-based nonprofit MAAP – Media Art Asia Pacific. 


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