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Almine Rech

Here, Where, There?

Jul 12 — Aug 10, 2024 | Shanghai

Opening on Friday July 12, 2024, from 5 to 7 pm

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to present a group show by Cai Zebin, Chen Yingjie, Hou Zichao, and Tseng Chien-Ying, on view from July 12 to August 10, 2024.

Since the dawn of humanity, there has always been an innate urge to create the illusion of space on flat surfaces. Prehistoric humans used cave walls as their canvas, as seen in the life-like murals of La Grotte de Chauvet created more than 30,000 years ago; standing before them, one is almost transported back to a distant era. Though Modernists and Purists might view the construction of fictional spaces on canvas as mere illusionism, dismissing it as artifice and deceit to viewers—— these fictional spaces on canvas undeniably captivate us, drawing us into a captivating, shared space with the artist.

Here, Where, and There? brings together four emerging Chinese artists—Cai Zebin, Chen Yingjie, Hou Zichao, and Tseng Chien-Ying—who work by creating unique spatial constructions and expressions on canvas, roaming real and fictional, digital and cosmic spaces, bringing the viewer along for a trip through the multiverses of art.

— Athena Chen, art researcher and writer

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