Unrolled Silks - Xiaowen Zhu Solo Exhibition

8 – 22 September 2016 Private View: 8 September 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 Panel Discussion: 22 September 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 Bloomsbury Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Xiaowen Zhu from 8 September to 22 September 2016. Xiaowen Zhu's London debut, titled Unrolled Silks, will be the artist’s second solo presentation. Xiaowen Zhu (b.1986, Shanghai) is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Described as a visual poet, social critic, and aesthetic researcher, she uses video, photography, performance, installation and mixed media as platforms to communicate the complex experience of being an international person and to wrestle with the notion of a disembodied identity. Xiaowen Zhu:

Connection lost: does technology make long distance dating harder?

Exhibition report by Angus McNeice in London (chinadaily.com.cn) Banished to opposite sides of the Milky Way, Chinese tradition has it that star-crossed lovers Zhinu and Niulang are only reunited once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh moon, when a flock of magpies forms a bridge across the "silver river." The Qixi Festival — or Chinese Valentine's Day — commemorates the annual meeting of that folkloric couple this Tuesday. While lovers head out on romantic dates across China, many of the approximately 50 million Chinese who live abroad will have to make do with mobile apps to connect with partners back home. London-based artist Xiaowen Zhu dated her partner from afar for several year

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