Yang Gallery | Art News: 《Shen Jingdong Was Here》Solo Exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale Art 2019.
The art exhibition, ‘Shen Jingdong Was Here’, by contemporary Chinese artist Shen Jingdong, uses the classic slang form “I was here”. Jingdong Shen regards himself as a tourist or bystander trying to leave a trace in the Venice Art Biennale, one of the most important stages for international contemporary art.
The 58th Venice Biennale exhibition theme May you live in interesting times, is a sentence from a Chinese proverb which implies an era of excitement and changes. We view the paradox as a way to guide people on how to emphasize artistic creations and critical universality. The exhibition aims to provide the audience with a deeply immersive and creative learning experience while leaving participants with a lasting impression.