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Osage Gallery

Shen Shaomin

Activated Organism

SHEN SHAOMIN, Project No. 1, 2007, wood, 76 x 243.5 x 88.5 cm. Courtesy Osage Gallery, Beijing.

Shen Shaomin’s “Activated Organism” brought together Project No. 1, a plan to reconstruct Tiananmen (2006-07) and Bonsai (2007), two separate projects conducted simultaneously by the Sydney- and Beijing-based art maverick. As their titles suggest, both projects involve a re-imagining of venerated markers of Chinese cultural heritage in contrast to the primordial, universalistic tone of Shen’s earlier series, “Unknown Creatures” (2002), of objects and animals created in animal bones…

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