Virtual Politics: Du Zhenjun's Solo Show, 虛擬政治學：杜震君作品
Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of multimedia artist Du Zhenjun at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing. In the preface to the catalogue, Wei Xing writes: 'Du Zhenjun’s work always focuses on the state of "Modern Man", on the issue of their being and raison d’etre. He turned to the practice of multimedia art since he left China and began his artistic career in France. His early works Effacement, Dog Man and Injury as well as his recent new works Human Cage and Shark Man are attempts to deliver a kind of notion on the Politics of Body and Identity that have shaped modern humankind. In these works, the artist expressed his concern and reflection on social discipline, intellective authority and system. As civilized mechanisms, their influences and controls over human body and spirit and the latent alienations and damages caused, are aspects in which we could find these kinds of reflections and thoughts in Michel Foucault’s discourses.'
Includes transcript from an interview by Juliette Yuan with Du Zhenjun, Richard Castelli and Sylvain Levy. With artist biography.
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