Artist: Li Mu Date: 22th Apr 2006 – 7th May 2006 Venue: 2F, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art Art Bank Space (Building 28, 199 Fang Dian Road Pudong New Area) Opening: 22th Apr 2006, 14:00
Anafranil: a yellowish sweet pill which can cure depression .It can improve the symptoms presented by depression such as being depressed. Meanwhile it could also overcome the lasting symptoms of being desperate.
Li Mu has observed and thought about the condition of being overworried and desperate for a long period of time.Some of the thoughts come from the artist`s daily life.In fact,the process of observing the symptoms has influenced his creation in an unconcious way. And his crush on those symptoms even makes him name his exhibition with the name of the pill without second thoughts. Metorphorically, displaying those art works means saying goodbye to the past.
The art work presented by Li Mu conforms to his favourite theme. Artists display the abnormal conditions of our bodies by way of video. Some reflect the condition of rebellion and prejudice while others reflect the random and self-saving condition. Overall, as said by artists, we still seem to have a long way to go in order to be really healthy. So,we need to have more discussion about the condition of our bodies so as to obtain better understanding.