• The Ecdysiast

    Date: Jul. 7 - Aug. 20, 2017(Privateview:Jul. 7,2017)

    Artist: Yao Qingmei

    Magician Space is pleased to present The Ecdysiast, a second solo exhibition with the gallery by Paris-based artist Yao Qingmei. The exhibition will debut a new installation, marking for the first time a commission of work produced by the artist in China. In the new work, Yao employs the apparatus of a security checkpoint as inspiration to create an absurd and satirical setting within the gallery. The installation is partitioned into three areas across the exhibition building: custom-made stanchions delineate a path from the entryway into the exhibition; an ‘x-ray machine’...