SHEN JINGDONG + JON TSOI :
No Head No Heart
EXHIBITION – SEPTEMBER 1 – 30, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION & LIVE PERFORMANCE –
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 | 6-8PM
New York City – Shen Jingdong + Jon Tsoi : No Head No Heart is a New York debut-collaboration of two Chinese contemporary artists who came of age in the 1980s, one Beijing-based, the other a New Yorker.
The exhibition addresses aspects of an ongoing, alarming Sino-American military build-up, seen through the lens of performance art, painting, and public interactive art. The artworks evoke the unsettling figure of the “hero”, patent in the invincible uniformed figure of the Red Army soldier inscribed in both artists’ childhood memories.
In the words of Eric Shiner, “Shen Jingdong converts Communist icons in his paintings and sculptures in an unprecedented way, creating sumptuous works that cunningly turn these images of power into candy-colored and glistening figures that are more likely to be found on a toy shop’s shelves than marching through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.”
Presented by WhiteBox
The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts