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  • 2016-07-20

    Daybreak- Ding Shiwei Solo Exhibition

    Opening:7.23.2016  15:00 Sat.   
    Venue: Beijing Art Now Gallery - Building E, Red Yard No.1,
             Cao Chang Di, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China
    Tel: +86-10-51273292   Fax: +86-10-51273291  
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    We are honored to announce that Mr. Ding Shiwei’s solo exhibition Daybreak will open in Beijing Art Now Gallery on 23 July, 2016. This first solo exhibition of the artist in Beijing will last until 31 August, 2016. 

    By combining symbols and experience, Ding Shiwei focuses on social conflicts and paradoxes that are difficult to express, and sees clearly the prejudice and habits in knowledge and experience. The contrasting expressions in his works -- such as violence and poem, outpouring and whispering, boldness and subtlety -- have created a paradoxical gaming scene full of symbols and metaphors, and reflect the diverse perspectives and complicated mentality of the artist. 

    Ding Shiwei’s works are usually expressed by projects. In this exhibition he will present his project work Utopia, a follow-up to his solo exhibition Disparate Illusion in Shanghai last year. This exhibition will display three major pieces of Ding created after 2013, namely Double Act (2013), Goodbye, Utopia (2014) and Daybreak (2013-2016), a set of installation pieces created tailored to the hall. 

    Daybreak is the first drop of sunlight of the day, marking the shift of day and night. It does not only represent changes of the time and state, but also indicates Ding’s intention to tackle the constraint in his life, a display of his attitude towards artistic creation and the meaning of life. This is also the first solo exhibition of the artist in Beijing. Daybreak is an attitude as well as expectation. 

    About the Artist
    Ding Shiwei
    Ding Shi-wei was born in Heilongjiang Province of China and graduated from China Academy of Art with BFA in 2012. He currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China. His works mainly included experimental animation, video installation.
    His works were presented in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, Canada; Central Museum, Utrecht, Holland ; Castello Di Rivara Center for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China; Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China. OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai,China. His works had been selected out in the international competition section and media art section of International Film Festival Rotterdam; Vancouver International Film Festival; Holland Animation Film Festival; Annecy International Animation Film Festival;World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb; Image Forum Film Festival in Japan.