Art exhibition: Misconception

Art exhibition: Misconception
Superstition (2012), a marble, variable dimensions by Gao Weigang.

Beijing-based artist Gao Weigang has exhibited widely including in art and cultural capitals London and New York.

In his first solo show in Singapore, the 38-year-old alumnus of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts shows his versatility as an artist by showcasing works in various mediums. The pieces on display include sculptures, paintings and installations.

The exhibition title, Misconception, was suggested by the show's curator and his friend William Zhao to describe the relationship between his works and some of the ideas behind them.

Where: Espace, Louis Vuitton, Island Maison, Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue

MRT: Bayfront

When: Till June 15, 10am - 11pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - midnight (Fri & Sat)

Admission: Free

Tel: 6788-3888

1 SUPERSTITION, 2012

Marble, variable dimensions

Each artwork encourages viewers to look for hidden meanings behind the seemingly minimalistic compositions. In this piece, Gao uses geometric structures and transforms them into what look like fake antiques to question the fundamental elements of art.

2 SUPERSTRUCTURE, 2010

Stainless steel, titanium, 180x120cm

Presenting the imagery of an ascending staircase, Superstructure's reflective surface is meant to reflect on the great distance between desire and reality.

3 VICE 20130801, 2013

Acrylic on canvas, mirror, 150x200cm

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