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XU ZHEN 徐震
b. 1977, works and lives in Shanghai

XU ZHEN 徐震
2005
Electro-mechanical objects, plastic, metal, cooper, red fluid etc mounted on wood (wall piece 15x20x20cm, with motor, battery)
4*5*5cm
Edition of 30
XZ41

The Last Few Mosquitos is a cluster of slightly-larger-than-life-size replicas of mosquitos. One of the small sculptural pieces is now seated alone on the wall of the gallery space which seems empty at first glance. Closer inspection reveals the insect appears to be gradually sucking lifeblood from the building, glowing red as it ingests the nutrition it needs. Whereas mosquito is an effective symbol and the title may suggest some environmental concerns partially caused by shallow anthropocentrism, the viewers are left free to develop their own theories as to what the bloodsucker means, in the light of XU Zhen's notorious reluctance to interpret his works and give away the enigmatic, subtle and witty game.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Clutch ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.06, 2013 -11.24, 2013
XU Zhen - The Last Few Mosquitoes Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 09.13, 2012 -11.11, 2012
Winter Group Show ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 01.09, 2010 -02.21, 2010
Metamorphosis ShanghART 796 Huaihai Road, Shanghai 06.29, 2009 -07.30, 2009
The Last Few Mosquitos Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. 06.18, 2009 -07.05, 2009
CYLWXZ Esther Schipper, Berlin 06.17, 2008 -08.23, 2008
Selected ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 01.03, 2008 -02.20, 2008


Related Texts:
The Last Few Mosquitos , Nicky Getgood TEXT 2009-05-19


Related Works:
XZ_4193
The Last Few Mosquitos
XZ_5761
The Last Few Mosquitos
XZ_5409
The Last Few Mosquitos


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