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Xu Zhen - produced by MadeIn Company

Movement Field

September 11 - November 21, 2015

Movement Field, initiated in 2013 by Xu Zhen, is a long-term art creation and research project. It consists of a garden created out of a maze of various sized paths. Each path within the garden is the replica - enlarged or reduced - of a protest route found on the internet.

The ideological composition of these socio-political demonstrations from various places throughout world history lends the artwork the quality of a memorial. A seemingly peaceful garden invites visitors to retrace the paths of antecessors and to symbolically reenact these marches.

Movement Field at Waldburger Wouters is presented as a large-scale installation featuring an indoor miniature-garden covering the gallery floor, interspersed with a selection of ten Movement Paintings. The Movement Field garden and the Movement Paintings have been specifically created for the exhibition at Waldburger Wouters.

The show is co-curated by Chris Moore

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Installation Shots

Single Images of the Movement Paintings

Each painting: Spray paint on canvas, aluminium, 45x55x4cm

More about Movement Field

Xu Zhen, Movement Field, garden installation view, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing China, 2013


Samples of protest routes

Xu Zhen, Movement Field installation view, Biennale of Lyon, 2013

Movement Field has already been shown at:

- Re-View, Opening Exhibition of Long Museum West Bund, Long Museum, Shanghai, 2014

- Xu Zhen - A MadeIn Company Production, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014

- The Most Important Thing Is Not the Contract, OCT, Shanghai, 2013

- The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2013

- 12th Biennale of Lyon, 2013

- Movement Field Xu Zhen Produced by MadeIn Company, Long March Space, Beijing, 2013