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wangshui - poiesis

The Rockbund Art Museum presents Poiesis, the first museum solo exhibition by the New York-based artist WangShui. Titled after the Greek word poiesis, meaning "to bring something into being," the exhibition expands upon WangShui's artistic research and process of "machine painting". In collaboration with the design studio The Roll, the artist created an immersive architectural intervention that spans the fourth and fifth floors of the museum. The dream-like chamber is constructed with a multi-layered, semi-translucent fabric that refracts both interior and exterior light, creating a unique visual experience. Additionally, on the top floor of the chamber, the artist presents a new series of paintings that depict otherworldly figures and encounters.