Reformation at White Rabbit Gallery

reformation-banner-webIn the absence of Floo powder or a plane ticket, it’s the closest you can get to the cutting edge of China’s contemporary art scene.

Now it’s time to go down the Rabbit Hole for the Chippendale gallery’s 10th exhibition – a large-scale show-cum-anniversary bash.

Step inside and amidst a collage of looming works spanning painting-sculpture, mechanical art, sensor videos, and installations. On the first floor you’ll encounter Shyu Ruey-Shiann’s Eight Drunk Immortals, an octad of spidery robots scribbling moody dreamscapes on the ground. A stray Huntsman seems cutesy in comparison.

Other key works come form Xu Zhen, Tu Wei-Cheng, and the Madein Company with their giant cathedral Play – made entirely of leather fetish gear. If you’ve got a weak stomach, suck it up for He Yunchang’s can’t-miss One Metre of Democracy, for which the artist took a poll on whether he should let a surgeon cut a meter-long incision in his side. Spoiler alert: they all voted ‘yes’.

You don’t get more cutting-edge than that.  

You’re late, you’re late, for one hell of a 10th anniversary date. 

White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour St, Chippendale, NSW 2008
6 March 6 – 3 August 2014
Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

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