En Masse, Kavelaars, Monika Lin, Allan Marshall, Ouma, Pan Jianfeng, Marc Standing, Howie Tsui and Zhang Wenzhi: these are the protagonists of Growth, the new exhibition at the ART LABOR Gallery. A selection of international artists from China, Canada, Holland, USA, Japan and Australia present their works, including spectacular site-specific installations on display for the first time. The artists’ collective En Masse from Montreal has, for instance, always chosen to create its works in collaboration with local artists. For this occasion, they have worked with Chinese artist Pan Jianfeng, noteworthy and prolific artist famed for her paintings and works in ink, Zhang Wenzhi, elected one of the top artists of 2018, and Australian Allan Marshall, artist, DJ, designer, and co-founder of Yeti Productions. The exhibition is also hosting the installation of American artist Monika Lin, presented for the first time in Shanghai after her personal exhibition in New York. There’s also Canadian artist Howie Tsui, multiple prize-winner for his animated works, with Retainers of Anarchy, a small premier of new digital works created in Hong Kong, in anticipation of the large exhibition at the OCAT Museum of Xi'an next November. Then there’s the significant project from Japanese artist Ouma, fresh from an artistic residence in Shanghai, creator of a continually expanding pictorial work, next to a never-before-seen work by Dutch artist Kavelaars.
Chiara Vedovetto - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai