A “Little Light” on Display at the Danysz Gallery

A “Little Light” on Display at the Danysz Gallery
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Minimal Light, Song Xi, Knowledge Ball, 2016 | Courtesy of Danysz Gallery, Shanghai

Inspired by a verse of the poem Anthem by the legendary Leonard Cohen, Minimal Light is the new Fall collective at the Danysz Gallery. “There’s a hole, a hole in everything, that’s where the light gets in” - a light that comes through a crack, but represents hope, in this case, a spiritual awareness. The exhibition hosts the latest creations of Hao Jingfang and Wang Lingjie. In the installation, which reproduces the form of lakes at risk of drying up, the light refracts and reflects in the microspheres, forming rainbows and iridescence that changes with the point of view. In the video Ode to Joy, Song Xi shakes an electric racket for flies in the darkness. The sparks produced make for marvellous fireworks. They also remind the viewer of fireflies. The other key word of this collective is "minimal", interpreted by the paintings of Ma Lihua. In his creations, the white background and the sand combine, through intervals of handwriting, creating a profound sense of space. Lihua expresses the spiritual world with abstract images.

Chiara Vedovetto - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai