Entropy: Sending out an application for an N-sum
With her solo exhibition Entropy: Sending out an application for an N-sum, Zane Mellupe continues her exploration into the materiality of the medium, specifically photography, at 1933 Contemporary.
Within the material world we inhabit, nothing is really as static as it’s surface impression belies. Energy transforms between objects, the diversification of material forms patterned in obeisance to the conservation of energy. We can only imagine the complexity of the human mind as it offers not just one, but two or more solutions to perceived problems.
Zane’s interests lie in the dynamic struggle between image and language, between the subjectivity of her personal anxiety facing multiple role-plays in family and society, and the objectivity of her chosen medium. In today’s world, one flooded with imagery, pictures have transformed their role from being merely that of storyteller to actual story itself. Pictures have become our heightened reality as the world dissolves into a simulacrum. That is why we must ask ourselves repeatedly, what is it that we are seeing? Alberto Mangual believes that, through the way we read pictures, every picture brings us a new way of looking at the world. Like an image in a kaleidoscope, every rotation brings a new view and a new world opens to n-sum explanations.
Public Exhibition: 1st July to 7th August
Wednesday through Sundays, 10am to 5.30pm
1933 Contemporary Art Space
Unit 1-311, 1933 Shanghai 611 Liyang Road Shanghai, China