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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

6 01.03–01.08.2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

A Dizzying Journey Through Chinese Contemporary Art

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, contains more surprises than ever. Spread over the Gallery’s four floors, the works in this new display show just part of the world-renowned collection of Judith Neilson- the largest private collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world.

This exhibition will make you marvel, laugh, look, think, and look again. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE includes a dazzling installation made from discarded lamps, an ancient wall covered with runes in a strangely contemporary language, a video installation that wittily fuses 20th and 21st-century notions of modernity, and a heart-shaped network of blood vessels that is literally ice cold.

The show takes viewers on a magical journey from China via Taiwan to the West and back, through a dizzying variety of genres and styles, from traditional aesthetics to pop, and political commentary to comedy with imaginative leaps and twists that will stay with you long after you return home.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is drawn completely from Judith Neilson’s renowned White Rabbit Collection.

XU ZHEN® Spread B-041, 2010 produced by MadeIn Co
synthetic fabrics, cotton, acrylic fur, cord, thread
320 x 508 cm
Wang Yuyang Breathe—ATM, 2011 silicone, motor, inductor, steel
170 x 90 x 130 cm
Chen Chun-Hao Imitating ‘Travellers Among Mountains and Streams’ by Fan Kuan of the Song Dynasty, 2011 nails on board
345 x 170 x 6 cm
Chen Chunmu Untitled 1, Untitled 3, Untitled 8, Untitled 9, all 2006 acrylic and ink on canvas
200 x 160 cm
Chen Chunmu Untitled series, 2005 watercolour on paper
51 x 37 cm (x 8 pieces, all shown)
Huang Zhen Landscape Series, 2010 wire
260 x 140 x 160
95 x 95 x 40
160 x 72 x 95 cm
LuxuryLogico Solar, 2010 lampholders, LEDs, wires, microchips, computer
Song Hongquan After the Stone Age, 2011 granite
77 pieces
various sizes
dimensions variable
Tu Wei-Cheng Bu Num Civilisation Revealed, 2011 fake stone
230 x 210 cm
Wu Chi-Tsung Wire IV, 2009 metal, glass, acrylic
dimensions variable
Wu Jian’an Gazing at the Moon, Fuxi, Fused in Desire, all 2011 all papercuts
250 x 200 cm
Zhou Yunxia Mystery—Asking Heaven, 2003-2006 ink on rice paper
200 x 400 cm
Chen Wan-Jen Bill goes on Vacation, 2008 video (colour, sound)
7 min 36 sec
Chen Wan-Jen The Unconscious Voyage, 2008 video (colour, sound)
3 min
Liao Yuan Insomnia 1–4, 2010 chromogenic color prints
85 x 65 cm
LuxuryLogico Scripting, 2011 fluorescent tubes, mixed media
dimensions variable
Wang Duo Old Brands Made New, 2011 video on HD screen, ten LCD monitors
(58 cm or 81 cm diagonal)
Wu Daxin Ashley’s Heart, 2011 bronze tubes, refrigeration compressor
dimensions variable
Xie Kun Transformation, 2011 mixed media on canvas
200 x 414 cm
Cai Lijuan Linear Space Series 1–5, 2011 mixed media
125 x 125 cm
Michael Lin Untitled Gathering, 2008 emulsion on wood stools
320 pieces
total 446 x 452 x 28 cm
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