ART EXHIBITION DESIGN & SCENOGRAPHY
Taking Shenzhen’s accelerated production model as its point of departure, “Real Mass Entrepreneurship” looks at the myth of the small technology hardware business owner as global hero. The exhibition title echoes the timely call for “mass entrepreneurship and innovation” in contemporary China. All newly commissioned for the exhibit, the works on view see a continuation of Simon Denny’s information technology-charged projects. Through his in-depth investigation of Shenzhen’s ecosystem, the artist reflects on the technology industry’s role in reshaping the world’s economic horizons.
2016 Design Trust Feature Grant
"“Simon Denny: Real Mass Entrepreneurship” is a solo project by Simon Denny commissioned by OCAT Shenzhen. Opening on 18 Mar 2017, it presents the artist’s new body of works in collaboration with international hardware accelerator HAX and Hong Kong-based architect Betty Ng ( COLLECTIVE), along with a designed public program. The project commences with the artist’s research in tech-manufacturing in Pearl River Delta and aims at converging the vectors of arts, science and technologies to form a discursive platform transcending the imaginary seamless space of globalisation."
LOCATION: Shenzhen, China
AREA: 13,000 square feet
ARTISTS: Simon Denny
CLIENT: OCAT, Shenzhen
SPONSOR: 2016 Design Trust Feature Grant
COLLECTIVE TEAM: Betty Ng
COLLABORATORS: Studio Simon Denny / Venus Lau, Artistic Director of OCAT Shenzhen / Curatorial Team OCAT Shenzhen
IMAGE CREDIT: OCAT Shenzhen