Q4U - the two dimensional works. In 2001/02 Feng Mengbo changed the popular Internet game 'Quake 3' to create his own computer game 'Q4U'. The new game is featuring a 3-D likeness of Feng Mengbo holding a video camera in one hand and a plasma riffle in the other. The story is the same as in the original Quake 3: simply kill or be killed.
Q4U - The 2-dimensional Works
ShanghART is pleased to present Feng Mengbo, one of China's leading new media artists, in his first solo exhibition in China.
Since the early 1990's Feng Mengbo has worked at the intersection between painting and digital medium. His interactive digital works 'My Private Album' (1996)'Taking Mr. Doom by Strategy' (1997), 'Q3'(1993) are part of the history of new media art in China and have been shown widely in China and internationally.
In 2001/02 Feng Mengbo changed the popular Internet game 'Quake 3' to create his own computer game 'Q4U'. The new game is featuring a 3-D likeness of Feng Mengbo holding a video camera in one hand and a plasma riffle in the other. The story is the same as in the original Quake 3: simply kill or be killed.
Q4U was shown with great success at the 11th Documenta in Kassel and, in an other version, recently at the Guangzhou Triennial in Southern China.
In his solo exhibition at ShanghART Feng Mengbo shows 2-dimensional works, including paintings and photos, of scenes from Q4U.
Feng Mengbo,born 1966, was initially trained as a printmaker at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He began making digitally-based work in the early 1990's. Feng Mengbo has participated twice at the Dokumenta Kassel and hold solo exhibitions at Holly Solomon Gallery, NY; Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee; DIA Center for the Art, NY; Renaissance Society,Chicago etc.
The ShanghART exhibition marks the first time that Feng Mengbo shows his 2 dimensional works related to Q4U and it is Feng Mengbo's first solo exhibition in Shanghai (and in China).
Opening: Friday 24.January 2003, 6-8pm
Exhibition time: January 25 - Febuary 25, 2003, daily 10 am - 7 pm
Feng Mengbo, Q4U-200201.TGA, acrylic on canvas, 200x150cm, 2002 (studio shot)
- at ShanghART Mogan Shan Rd. Warehouse:
The 26 Evil Spirit Passes, installation by Wei Guangqing
Exhibition time: till Febuary 25, 2003
(by appointment only, to visit please call: 6359 3923)
Exhibition in March
Zeng Fanzhi: Our Generation, March 5-15, Shanghai Art Museum (No. 325 Nanjin Xi Road)
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