Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Zhang Yuan: Chelsea School of Art Postgraduate Show

"There is a small table on which a teapot steams continuously from its spout. Look inside the china teacup and, mistily, through the ‘liquid’ inside, a video of the artist by the Thames is revealed. Look inside a tangerine placed on a shelf and there is a tiny film of the tangerine being peeled. ‘Creature’ is a crack in the wall into which you peer closer and closer until you realise you are looking at a video of a vagina, juicy and gently pulsing. This room was quiet, its various treats revealing themselves slowly, sometimes delightful, sometimes unnerving. It was the perfect combination of emotional impact and intellectual provocation and I absolutely want to go back to see it again." more