Paradise Row will present on March 8th the first London solo show of Shanghai based photographic duo Birdhead. Founded in 2004 and comprising Ji Weiyu and Song Tao, Birdhead use photography to capture, mediate and occupy their contemporary experience of daily life in Shanghai. We see the artists going about their lives; being with friends, laughing, talking, eating, working, partying, sleeping etc. all this against the backdrop of the urban landscape of Shanghai. Tall towers, skyscrapers, telecoms masts and vast flyovers punctuate the images of human activity, illustrating the strange symbiosis between inanimate infrastructure and the life that it shelters and facilitates.
Exhibition date: March 8th to April 7th, 2012
Private View: Thursday 8 March 2012, 7.00-9.00pm
Birdhead’s recent solo exhibitions include Birdhead: New Village at EX3 Centre for Contemporary Art in Florance, Artist File 2011 The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art at the National Art Centre Tokyo.
A major presentation by Birdhead featured inILLUMinations in the Arsenale at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Birdhead also participated in museum exhibitions including China Powerstation IVat Pinacoteca Agnelli in Torino, Italy, Warm Up at the Minshing Museum in Shanghai, Reversed Images, Representations of Shanghai and it’s Contemporary Material Culture at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and China Power Station: Part II in the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo in Norway.
Here an article about the show : Meet Birdhead : China’s hottest photographic duo
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