One Man at a Lonely Island
Another Form of Life’s Extension
2021.10.23 - 12.31
Curator ZHANG Chong
DONG Shi, GU Chenyi, Hitomi Usui,
HU Weiyi, LinaC, LONG Pan, LIU Ren,
LIU Yi, LI Zhenhua, SUN Yue, YANG Di,
YIN Yue, ZHANG Chong, ZHOU Wei
LEVANT ART is honored to present the new exhibition “One Man at a Lonely Island: Another Form of Life’s Extension”, which is the second exhibition of the series of One Man at a Lonely Island and also the seventh exhibition of Lonely-Island series. Curated by Zhang Chong and gathering 14 participating artists, this exhibition will last from Oct 26 to Dec 31.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss said, “The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.”
Based on life as the pivot, we may see the key link of internal and external exchange and conversion in the world. A cell’s apoptosis proceeds at the speed of 30 micrometer each minute. However, this is also the process of life’s transition, which means its existent boundaries gradually collapse and permeate into the larger network of life, and this collapse also promotes the existence and development of the whole network of life. It may take several centuries for a whale to die, to fall into the depth of ocean and to eventually be completely decomposed. During these centuries, it changes the local environment and the distribution of biotic population, and even influences the new species evolution. Life and death, these two most basic but contradictory timelines, always interweave and coexist with each other. Life is a non-equilibrium system, and each life intentionally or unintentionally changes itself and its surroundings during the process of fighting against entropy production. Many elements consisting of our bodies also come into shape among death of countless stars.
Each life is in a “lonely island”, and each “lonely island” is a life.
Lonely-Island Exhibition Chronicle
2018.10 Li Zhenhua started writing in the title of One Man at a Lonely Island in the Points Center for Contemporary Art in Jinxi
2018.12 “Art Diary”, Li Zhenhua and Dong Shi started cooperation in writing entitled Diary of Mr. Lonely Island, Van Art Space, Hangzhou
2019.03 “If You Find a Lonely Island, You Shouldn't Be Lonely”, T·Gallery, Xiamen
2019.05 “One Man at a Lonely Island: Li Zhenhua x Dong Shi”, Diskurs Art Space, Berlin
2020.06 “One Man at a Lonely Island: After the Moon Goes Down, Hope That Tomorrow Will Be a Sunny Morning on the Lonely Island” Dong Shi x Zhang Chong x Li Zhenhua, LEVANT ART, Shanghai
2021.01 “One Man at a Lonely Island: Existing at the Moment in Reality, Dreams, the Past and the Future”, Pingshan Art Museum & Yepsun Quality, Shenzhen
2021.06 “Being in the Void”, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
2021.10 “One Man at a Lonely Island: Another Form of Life’s Extension”, LEVANT ART, Shanghai
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