Teppei Kaneuji: Towering Something


27.11.2013 – 07.01.2014


10 am – 10 pm


chi K11 art space, B3, Shanghai K11 Art Mall

In Towering Something, Kaneuji gathers icons of modern culture and everyday objects — hula hoops, shopping carts, plastic dinosaurs, Doraemon — and assembles them into sculptural and cut-paper collages, resulting in Frankenstein sculptures that explore a separation of purpose and form. “White discharge”, or plastic resin, is poured over the mass of objects and drips down to cover some pieces entirely; the resin is hardened into stalactites, and settled on the ground. Instead of filling a mold, the resin acts as a shell in this installation, indicating a monstrous confrontation and embracement of the ambiguity and meaninglessness of the art piece.