Hack Space Shanghai


2016.11.09 – 2016.12.08


chi K11 art museum, Level B3, K11 Art Mall, 300 Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and the Serpentine Galleries are pleased to continue their collaboration, which begun with the presentation of the group exhibition HACK SPACE during Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, by presenting a new edition of the HACK SPACE exhibition at the chi K11 art museum in Shanghai. The exhibition runs from 9 November to 8 December 2016.

First staged in K11 Art Foundation’s pop-up venue in Hong Kong, a space that continues to shape the cultural scene and urban landscape around Hong Kong, HACK SPACE formed an alternative hacker narrative, weaving moments from the history of western hacker activity with artworks that rethink space through unconventional methodologies of making and thinking. Both exhibitions in Hong Kong and Shanghai, present works by eleven artists entering into dialogue with the work of Simon Denny, who designed the layout of the exhibition as a ‘skyline’ of sculptures, installations and video works. Many of the works sat on pedestals that Denny had refashioned from a display occupying the room before HACK SPACE. A physical open-sourcing turned sculptural framework, these ‘distributed’ pedestals suggest the alternative networks redefining innovation in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and beyond. On the occasion of the Shanghai edition of the exhibition, new works by Zhai Liang and Xu Qu’s, notably the latter’s most recent work I Ching (2016) will be presented.