Restroom: M Restroom: W

Restroom M: Song Dong Restroom W: Yin Xiuzhen

Opening reception: Wednesday, December 6, 7-10 pm


For their first exhibitions in Los Angeles, artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen will divide the Gallery at REDCAT and present two solo exhibitions: Restroom M: Song Dong and Restroom W: Yin Xiuzhen. Playing off the imposition of privacy in public space, the artists will present separately conceived installations of video and sculpture.

Song Dong’s practice includes performance, photography and video, and explores notions of perception and the ephemeral nature of existence. His political and financial circumstances have encouraged a solitary, meditative way of working, in which ideas are expressed through simple, but politically-charged actions and gestures. In his photographic series and short video works, sequenced images explore a rapidly modernizing China and to capture notions of transience and illusion in contemporary society.

Yin Xiuzhen’s sculpture and installations since the mid-1990s have often responded to the massive destruction and reconstruction of Beijing. Through various types of interventions and exercises, Yin seeks to personalize objects and allude to the lives of people affected by sudden social, physical and cultural disruption and transformation. Her works often incorporate detritus such as used clothes, shoes or rubble from demolished buildings as a means to convey aspects of individual experiences in relation to global transformations. Both artists live and work in Beijing.

Restroom M: Song Dong and Restroom W: Yin Xiuzhen are made possible in part by the Nimoy Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Christophe Mao.

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