Jin Jiangbo: Rules of Nature


Starkwhite is pleased to present Rules of Nature by Shanghai-based artist Jin Jiangbo from 8 March to 4 April 2013. The exhibition is presented in association with the Auckland Arts Festival 2013.

Blending imagery and sounds from traditional Chinese art forms with new-media technology, Jin Jiangbo's piece is executed in the manner of shanshui ink-and-wash paintings, an ancient style that first rose to prominence in the Liu Song Dynasty or 5th century AD. Using brush and ink on rice paper or silk, shanshui depicts landscapes where meandering paths, rivers and waterfalls are often prominent, along with mountains which have long been seen as sacred places in China. Drawing on this ancient tradition and employing interface software and technology, Jin Jiangbo presents his shanshui-inspired artwork in the gallery as a computer-driven video projection, allowing the delicate landscapes to be formed and re-formed in response to interactions by viewers.

Based in Shanghai, Jin Jiangbo is one of China's foremost recent generation of media artists. He was born in 1972 in Zhejiang province and is completed his PhD at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2012. He is currently Dean of New Media Art at Shanghai University. Recent exhibitions include: Peeling the Unseen (with Phil Dadson), V Art Centre (Space 2), Shanghai (2012); THE THIRD NATURE - Chinese reconstruction, the 2nd project exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou (2012); Shanshui: Poetry without sound, Landscape in Chinese Art, Museum of Art, Lucerne (2011); Never Equal Distance to the Moon: Power, Politics, and the Environment, Faureschou Copenhagen, Denmark (2009/2010); China in Four Seasons: Jin Jiangbo, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2009); Booming, Wall Art Museum, Beijing and Shanghai Gallery of Art, China (2008); 3rd Nanjing Triennial, China (2008); Remote/Control, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China (2007); Shanghai Surprise, Lothringer 13 - Stadische Kunsthalle Munchen, Munich, Germany (2005); and Venice Biennale, (2003).

Located in New Zealand on Auckland's Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artists' projects, solo shows by represented and invited artists, independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and other interdisciplinary practices.

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