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Artist | Antoni Muntadas, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Zhu Changquan at “OCAT Shanghai in Pictures”





OCAT Shanghai 10th Anniversary Special Project is presented at the 9th West Bund Art & Design Fair from November 10th to 13th, 2022, inviting artists who have collaborated in solo/dual exhibitions in the institution between 2012 and 2022, so as to construct an image monument of the OCAT practices along the years.


In this project, Antoni Muntadas and Kelvin Kyung Kun Park presented respectively video works “This is not an Advertisement” and “Stairway to Heaven“, along with Zhu Changquan’s “Transplant” and “Decompress with breath“, etc.



This is not an Advertisement
Video, color, sound | 05’05” | On Times Square billboard, New York, 1985





This is not an Advertisement @OCAT Shanghai in Pictures”, West Bund Art Fair, 2022

(Courtesy OCAT Shanghai)






Live video performance, based on the popular K-soap opera “Stairway to Heaven“, 2003, reveal structures of emotions for romance. Charcters in a double love trianlge make emotional decisions based on relational situations rather than having their own subjective drive, or will. A non subjective subjectivity is the archetype of emotional structures of Asian soap operas.



Stairway to Heaven        video installation| 30’00”|2016





Stairway to Heaven @OCAT Shanghai in Pictures”, West Bund Art Fair, 2022

(Courtesy OCAT Shanghai)





Authentic language, neither pertains to memories, nor would be influenced by any other objects. To dissolve the narrative function of language from daily life, it gets released from its function of iterating an issue, then becomes nothing but “intonations”. In “Transplant”, the logic of language has been reshuffled and rebuilt like algorithms that is deduced into an expression without representing any issues.




Transplant      Colors & Dual Chanel | 05’46’’ | 2015





Transplant @”OCAT Shanghai in Pictures”, West Bund Art Fair, 2022

 (Courtesy OCAT Shanghai)




Decompress with breath  @OCAT Shanghai in Pictures”, West Bund Art Fair, 2022 

(Courtesy OCAT Shanghai)









Antoni Muntadas has been the recipient of several international prizes and grants, including those of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Electronica in Linz, Laser d’Or inLocarno, the Premi Nacional d’Arts Plàstiques awarded by the Catalan Government, the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2005 and Premio Velázquez de las Artes Plásticas 2009 granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. His works has been collected by important museums but also by public and private collections such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Colección “la Caixa” (Barcelona), DZ Bank AG (Frankfurt), Fundação de Serralves (Porto, Portugal), Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain), Kunsthalle Bremen, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), or Tate Modern (London), among others. He has been a Professor at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts for more than 30 years. He is currently a Professor at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura del Veneto (IUAV) in Venice.





Kelvin Kyung Kun Park was born in 1978 in Seoul, Korea where he currently lives and works.His recent solo exhibitions include: “When Tigers Used to Smoke”, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2022); “Medium Rare”, Sahnggup Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2020); “Double Mirror”, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China (2019); “A Dream of Iron”, Sin Ricoh Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea (2016); ARTSPECTRUM 2016, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Intuitive Landscape”, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2016).


He also attended the following group exhibitions: “Unruly Paradigms” Frieze 9 Cork St, London, UK(2022); “A place for Concealment”, Korean Cultural Center, Shanghai, China (2021); “A.I., Sunshine Misses Windows” – Daejeon Biennale 2020, Daejeon, Korea (2020); “Moment of Monument”, Choi and Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany (2020); Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism “Collective City”, Seoul, Korea (2019); Busan Biennale 2018, Korea (2018); “Brilliant Memories”, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Korea: 70th Anniversary of Liberation”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2016); “Resonating Triangle”, ARARIO Museum, JEJU, Korea (2016); “Obejectology II: Make, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art”, Seoul, Korea (2016).





Zhu Changquan was born in Shandong in 1989. He graduated from the Experimental Image Studio, School of Inter-media Art, China Art Academy in 2014. He won the Special Award of the 5th Huayu Youth Award in 2017. Zhu currently lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. His recent solo exhibitions include: “Omnipresence”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2021); “WILD CURSIVE”, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (2020); “Zhu Changquan: A History of an Action, 2019”, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau (2019); “A History of an Action”, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2018); “A Head without a Brain”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2017). 


The recent group exhibitions he attended include: “The Timing of Drifters”, Martin Goya Business, Hangzhou, China (2021); “Durational”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2021); “Audiovisual Obstructions”, PPPP Space, Beijing, China (2019); “The exhibition of annual of contemporary art of China 2018”, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2019); “New Video in China―New Attitude since 2010”, Chengdu, China (2018); “The Post Southern Song Dyansty”, KWM Art Center, Beijing, China (2018); “PITY PARTY”, Sleepcenter, New York, USA (2018); The 5th Huayu Youth Award, Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China (2017); “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017”, UCCA, Beijing, China (2017).