An Experience Shaped by An Experience I Never Experienced
London, 5 September - 5 October 2014
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present An Experience Shaped by An Experience I Never Experienced - Ran Huang’s first solo exhibition in London. The exhibition includes an extensive body of new work including Huang’s most recentfilm, The Administration of Glory, which was nominated in 2014 for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 67th Festival de Cannes. While the strategies they employ are diverse, the works in the exhibition share a playful interest in the deconstruction of the notion and mechanisms of history, the sublimation of violence and the expression of creative anxiety. A young artist based in Beijing, Huang’s practise encompasses various media including film, video, painting installation and performance. Employing by turns elemental directness, economy of means, deadpan absurdity or whimsical appropriation, his works point less to a place of authority or mastery than to a persistent sense of constraint and the conundrum of self-denial. For An...