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SONGSONG LI

PHILIP TAAFFE
novembre 20, 2017
RAQIB SHAW
novembre 20, 2017
 

L i Songsong (born 1973 in Beijing) currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

Li with his unique painting style based on oil paint applied to canvas and aluminum panels starting from different images that he appropriates creates artworks with a collage-like appearance giving them an abstract form and an unclear message to the viewer. Major solo exhibitions include Li Songsong: Beihai, Pace Beijing, 2016; Li Songsong.

Historical Materialism, Museo d’Arte Modema di Bologna, 2015. Traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden in 2016; Li Songsong, Pace Hong Kong, 2014; Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution, Pace London, London, 2013; Li Songsong, Pace Beijing, Beijing, 2012;

Li Songsong, The Pace Gallery, New York, 2011; Li Songsong: Hypnogenesis, Galerie Urs Meile, 2006. Traveled to: Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, 2006.

"Songsong Li takes pictures he finds on internet, magazines and newspapers, books, archives. These images are then decomposed, fragmented, subdivided into sections and laid on canvas or aluminum panels. Those fragments made to create the work only if observed at a certain distance gain meaning, a meaning that recalls the stratification and fragmentation of memory"

 

Li Songsong has exhibited internationally most notably in Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2016; A New Dynasty – Created in China, ARos Aarhus Art Museum, Aros, Denmark, 2015; China 8, Recklinghausen Art Museum, Recklinghausen, Germany;

Tracing Shadows, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul. Korea, 2015; “28 Chinese”, Rubell Family Collection, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami. U.S.A, 2013; Fuck Off 2, Groninger Museum, Groninger, The Netherlands, 2013; The Weight of History, Singapore Museum, Singapore, 2013; Real Life Stories, Art Museums of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 2012; Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing 798, Beijing, China, 2008;

The Revolution Continues, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2008. His work is in the major collections including: Bangkok O Museum, Thailand; Domus Collection, New York and Beijing; Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Geneva; M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong; Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy; The Rubell Family Collection, New York and Miami; The White Rabbit Collection, Chippendale, Australia.