Song Dong: Same Bed Different Dreams

Song Dong Pace

Conceived as a survey exhibition, this is the Song Dong’s first opportunity to present significant works from 1995 to the present day in the UK.

he opening week of the exhibition will feature a site-specific installation and interactive performance of Eating the City (2019), in which visitors are invited to consume the installation itself.

“The purpose of my work is for the city I build to be destroyed… As cities in Asia grow, old quarter and buildings are knocked down and new ones built, almost every day. Some cities have even been built from scratch in twenty years… My “sweet” city will be built of biscuits and candies, making it tempting and delicious. I call these candies “gorgeous poisons”. Being pleasurably tasty but harmful of overeating, their features correspond to some of the characters of our city today. We eat the city we have built and tasted through our desires and demolished it at the same time until it became a ruin.”—Song Dong

For three decades, Song Dong has been at the forefront of Chinese contemporary art. Since graduating from art school in 1989, Song’s artistic career has developed during a period of great political and social change in China, with modernization changing the face of cities and the lives of their citizens. In response to this provocative atmosphere, Song Dong’s art confronts notions of memory, impermanence, waste, consumerism and the urban environment. Simultaneously poetic and political, personal and global, his work explores the intricate connection between life and art.

Duration 01 October 2019 - 05 November 2019
Times Tuesday–Saturday: 10am–6pm
Cost Free
Venue Pace London
Address 5 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HD
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