If you’re anything like this particular Shanghaiist (young at heart, possibly infantile), you’d probably enjoy checking out the opening night of the “I, China” exhibit at da>space gallery. Curators Eddi and Jukai have kept things lighthearted and playful, asking 60 young designers from around China to customize Beijing-based WZL’s “I” vinyl figurine.
Walking into the gallery is like entering a Lilliputian specimen laboratory of a mad scientist. The walls and floorspace are populated by more than 100 of the tiny toys. Displayed alone or grouped in bizzare tableaux, they are charming, witty variations on a theme uniquely personal to their creators. Some of Shanghaiist’s favorite young artists, including Guangzhou-based graffiti and graphic designer mr paper, Shanghai’s dishman, and the Beijing/Shanghai collective what the five are on display.
Date: Today, June 29th, 2006.
Venue: DA>SPACE Gallery
84 FuJian Zhong Lu, 2nd Floor (at the intersection of Guang Dong Lu)
Tel: (86 21) 63280738
The exhibition will run from June 29th to July 31st, 2006