November 12–13, 2020
Collectors Preview (by invitation only)
November 14–15, 2020
Public Day (Admission with VIP Card / Ticket)
Peres Projects is pleased to participate in Art021 with a curated solo booth by Shuang Li, which will present the artist’s video installation I Want to Sleep More but by Your Side, 2018-19. The video draws from the artist’s own experiences growing up on a factory compound in China while immersed in online culture. These personal experiences are distributed through a fictional narrative of an online love story between a teenage boy working in a yellow vest factory and a French woman, set against the backdrop of the Gilet Jaunes protests in France, reflecting on the highly mediated reality we live in right now.
Within the framework of this fictional romance, Li imagines how mass-produced objects take on an erotic quality. This entanglement of multiple layers of desire, troubles our agency in all these various forms of yearning – the production of the objects themselves bound up with the production of desire. Li asks us to consider the structures that may modify or anticipate these desires. She also demonstrates how entire lives are structured around these seemingly banal desires, where entire landscapes are organized to accommodate, respond to, and manufacture these needs.
在这个虚拟罗曼史框架中，李爽给予量产商品以情欲质量。各个层次的欲望相互交错，不同形式的渴望困惑了主体 – 欲望的生产和物件的生产无法分割。她还展示了生活是如何围绕这些看似日常的欲望构建起来的，以及整个城市是如何组织起来适应、回应和制造这些需求。
Li’s works grapple not only with eroticism in digital spaces, but gendered and reproductive labour, as well as geopolitics. Her works explore the link between desire and commodity fetishism, as it is enmeshed in global systems of demand and the corresponding invisibility of supply. Through a meditation on the yellow vest as an object, Li considers and brings together two points on the timeline of the vest’s circulation; the assembly with the end use. These every day, quotidian objects that have become overloaded with affective and political meaning, are traced back to the conditions of their production. Li nestles these works within the discourse on geopolitical, transnational economies, and asks us to consider the conditions of our globalized system, from a unique, on the ground perspective and through the lens of desire.
Shuang Li has had solo exhibitions at Peres Projects, Berlin; Callie’s, Berlin; Open Forum, Berlin; and SLEEPCENTER, New York, and has participated in numerous institutional exhibitions including OCAT x KADIST Foundation, Shanghai; UCCA Dune, Qinhuangdao; X Museum Triennial, curated by Poppy Dongxue Wu, Beijing; Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld; Times Museum, which commissioned the work I Want to Sleep More but by Your Side, curated by Biljana Ciric for the show ‘Modes of Encounter: an Inquiry’, Guangzhou; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong; Centre Pompidou in collaboration with the Mao Jihong Foundation, Chengdu; Taikang Space, Beijing; Flux Factory, New York; K11 art foundation, Shanghai; and at Oberlin College, Oberlin.
李爽近期个展包括：Peres Projects，柏林；Open Forum，柏林；Callie’s，柏林以及SLEEPCENTER，纽约。她的作品也广泛参加机构展览，包括OCAT x 卡蒂斯特基金会，上海；UCCA沙丘美术馆，秦皇岛；X美术馆三年展，吴雪冬策展，北京；比勒菲尔德美术馆，比勒菲尔德；广东时代美术馆，策展人比利安娜·思瑞克为展览“慢进？我们如何共处”委任制作了《只想在你枕边长眠》，广州；大馆，香港；蓬皮杜艺术中心与毛继鸿艺术基金会，成都；泰康空间，北京；Flux Factory，纽约；K11艺术中心，上海；以及欧柏林学院，欧柏林。