Newly opened at Hua Gallery in Battersea is the first UK solo exhibition by Chinese performance artist, Sheng Qi.
Sheng Qi, is best known for his act of personal defiance following the events in Tiananmen Square in June 1989 – he cut off the little finger of his left hand.
Since this piece of performance art, Sheng Qi has incorporated this self-mutilation into his work, which includes photography, painting, sculpture, and performance art. No informed conversation about the development of Chinese performance art can bypass Sheng Qi, whose work remains unusual, brave and adventurous.
His recent work continues in the vein of subtle but firm subversion and quiet political protest and this is what is on show at the new exhibition, called Sheng Qi: Post Mao, in Battersea on until the 20th December.
This will be the first time that many of the works are on display and such is the buzz around this important show many of them have already been snapped up by investors.
Exhibition: Sheng Qi: Post Mao
(Mon‐Fri: 9.30 am – 6 pm, Sat: 11am – 6pm)
Hua Gallery, Unit 7B, G/F, Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4AX