Attitude (in Shanghai)

Jiang Zhi: Attitude

表态 - 蒋志的一个展览
osage shanghai: 08.09.2009 to 08.11.2009
Curated by Bao Dong

Featuring new works by Jiang Zhi, Jiang Zhi: Attitude will debut at Osage Shanghai on 7 September 2009, and will travel to Hong Kong in December 2009 and Beijing in April 2010.

Taking the concept of ‘attitude’ as a point of departure, Jiang Zhi explores how ‘attitude’ is not simply a conscious behaviour, nor merely an expression of a point of view, but a form of social rhetoric where every form of ‘attitude’ is a node in the complex web of meaning-making. This exhibition is an investigation into, and a rewriting of, the phenomenon behind rhetorical expressions. Jiang extracts fragments of the social rhetorical as found in real life situations and reconstructs them, and in the process, breaks the chain of meanings. Stripped of its language-signifier, ‘attitude’ reveals its own significance, bringing forth the criticality that lies at the heart of the deconstruction.

Following the presentation at Shanghai, the exhibition will travel to Hong Kong and Beijing, where each site will witness the expansion of the exhibition that stems from the continual discussions. It is hoped that the exhibition will present a continual investigation, rather than an attempt at a conclusion.



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