The solo exhibition “False Firmament” of Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde features among new works also works developed during the residency in LIAN Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China. The show includes Berndnaut’s recent research on breaking light and centers on the site of LIAN Contemporary Art Space, its surrounding as well as its counter part, its antipode, the direct opposite location on the world.
In history the firmament was conceived as a vast solid dome, where sun, stars and moon were arranged in the atmosphere. Nowadays a lot of different proto-scientifical models try to describe how we perceive the blue heaven above us and natural phenomenons related to it differently.
About the exhibition
Date: Dec 5, 2015 – Feb 5, 2016
Opening: Dec 5, 2015, 17:00, Saturday
Venue: Lian Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai
Curator: Carola Uehlken
Courtesy of the artist and Lian Contemporary Art Space.