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Chris Gill & Terence Lloren
Mixed media 混合材料

December 6 2010 – January 16 2011 / 12月04日 - 01月16日2011年

We cordially invite you to join us at the opening of WELTSCHMERZ on December 4, 2010 from 4 pm - 8 pm! WELTSCHMERZ is a cooperation between painter Chris Gill and sound artist Terence lloren and includes an installation and a live performance by Terence lloren held at 7 pm during the opening. The exhibition will be closed during December 22 and December 26.

Having just hosted the World Expo, and with other tragedies, Shanghai is suffering Weltschmerz a kind of world weariness, a langour, a melancholy pain, indescribable, but there nonetheless.

Terence Lloren and Chris Gill, two long term Shanghai based foreign artists have created a project to address this issue, that will take visitors on a journey through their interpretation of the Shanghai psyche. Lloren has recorded several thousand hours of sound, and Gill has painted several tens of thousands of centimeters of canvas. Combined together into a unique landscape that reflects the city, with visual and sound elements that are intended to offer some insights, to meditate what it is to be in Shanghai, what it is now, and what it was before, who we are and where we are going.

As we enter this period of post expo ennui, it is a good time to rediscover the city, now all the parachutists, hustlers, diplomats, hookers, grifters and showboats have left town. There were some nice people too. Both artists, though aliens, have an ongoing conversation with the people of Shanghai. Lloren records Shanghai dialect, the sounds of the city and the changes of the seasons. Gill works mostly in visual imagery, sometimes frighteningly accurately predicting the future, and also musing the changes in people’s mental and physical makeup.