All That Is Solid Melts into Air, a solo exhibition of SHI Qing, will be presented in ShanghART H-Space on May 26th, 2012. The exhibition title is a sentence which is frequently quoted from Karl Marx’s work. And it is a series of artist’s practical clues about art productions and exhibitions in recent years, as well as intervention and criticism for today’s art consumption system.
In exhibition, artist displays work materials from studio, experimental models, semi-finished works, and reproduced exhibited works together. All these are mixed in the space and partly covered by some green plants. Through paths across the exhibition, every viewer becomes a referee to identify and redefine the art works. The work forms come from landscape images in different historic time or from public experience. Using a stage like setting, it pushes the background display to the front desk after the subject of work was taken away.
SHI Qing was born in 1969 in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, currently lives and works in Shanghai. A selection of major exhibitions in which SHI Qing has participated includes: Santa Fe Biennale (U.S.A, 2008), The Second Guangzhou Triennial (China, 2005), Prague Biennale (Czech Republic, 2005), Busan Biennale (Korea, 2004).