September 26 - October 25, 2018

Power Station of Art, Shanghai



Power Station of Art, Shanghai will present a solo exhibition of Shen Wei’s work in Shanghai, from September 26 to October 25, 2018. For the first time, this exhibition will introduce Shen Wei’s artistic practice and its fundamental connection with his experience in the field of dance from the 1990s to the present day. Significantly, his development of the “Natural Body Development Technique” (NBDT) has relevance across disciplines. This exhibition will include paintings, drawings, and films, alongside a wealth of documentation. Exploring the human body, landscape and abstraction, Shen Wei proposes visual manifestations of movement, breathing, and the environment. As he explains:

“I have attempted to create a vocabulary parallel to the internal energy, fluctuations, surging tempi, and polyphonic movements of the vocals. Hopefully the cross-cultural communication creates a new way to perform that allows the different sensibilities of Chinese opera music and abstract movement to connect to contemporary people."