Shi Jinsong 史金淞
Chinese, born 1969
Selected exhibitions
Summer Time,
Mind Set Art Center
Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg & M+ Sigg Collections,
Kunstmuseum Bern
You Won’t Believe It - Shi Jinsong,
Galerie du Monde

Shi Jinsong explores the long history and ever-evolving present of China, all the while creating work that humorously challenges the contemporary art market and the roles of artists, viewers, and buyers. His work includes sculptures, installations, mixed-media compositions, ink-on-paper paintings, and digital and participatory projects. These are filled with references to China’s ancient belief systems, crafts, and aesthetics, cleverly tweaked by the artist. Using both natural and industrial materials, he has, for example, produced a set of nonfunctional furniture, with elongated, exquisitely delicate forms based on those of an earlier era. He has also updated traditional Chinese ink painting by featuring such mundane subjects as workers’ tools. Not content to keep the creative process all to himself, Shi has also provided gallery-goers with downloadable instructions, allowing them to …

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