November 8th through 24th, 2013
Jing An Kerry Center, Atrium
1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
Simply entitled Project Shanghai, the first solo project in China of internationally renowned artist Leandro Erlich comprises two large site-specific installations the artist has produced following his recent researches in Shanghai.
Leandro Erlich, born to an Argentine architecture family in 1973, is widely known for his intriguing optical illusions that allure his befuddled viewers to explore. His staged spaces can always turn the most assured situation upside down. With a single gesture to the architectural structure, Erlich transforms all sorts of everyday places into a baffling and deceptive visual maze, which challenge people’s common sense and further deliver an altered reality. The uncanny and sinister aesthetics of film directors Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Luis Buñel and David Lynch directly influence Erlich’s artistic rendering. While the fictional world of the Argentine writer Jorge Louis Borges is thoroughly absorbed into the artist’s imagination.