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Beijing Commune is pleased to represent the Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon, and present his first solo show in China, from 17th March to 12th May 2018. The exhibition is titled “New Sculpture”, which suggests that the artist attempts to develop new works from two categories of his on-going practice started several years ago. The first group of works are called Custom, while the second group of works are called New Alphabet.
The artist positions himself as a fabricator, who is neither a carver nor a modeler. It is manufacturing or building skills that interests him most. However, the idea of “fabricator” could be misleading when it is translated into another language, since an individual English word, just like any Chinese phrase, often has double meanings embedded. A fabricator could be regarded as a constructor who put things together, while it could be also understood as an inventor who is capable of making things up.