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White Rabbit Gallery is celebrating its tenth birthday with a huge retrospective exhibition, plus some brand new works.
By Cordelia Williamson
September 09, 2019
By Cordelia Williamson
September 09, 2019

To celebrate its tenth year, Chippendale's White Rabbit Gallery is hosting a massive four-month exhibition. Dubbed Then, the show is a deep dive into the gallery's past, showcasing important pieces that have graced White Rabbit's halls and walls.

Launching on Wednesday, September 11 and running until  January 2020, it'll will showcase more than 60 never-seen-before works alongside retrospective pieces.

Standouts span Wang Zhiyuan's Object of Desire, which comments on the commodification of love by pairing a giant pair of pink fibreglass underpants with flashing lights and a soundtrack of 1930s Shanghai songs; as well as Chen Wenling's similarly satirical observation on China's emerging wealthy class, this time in the form of a porcine red car with an 11-metre gold tongue.

You'll also find Jiao Xingtao's commentary-laden sculptures, plus Bu Hua's cigarette-smoking schoolgirl, Bingyi's Six Accounts of a Floating Life and Jin Nv's installation of starched children's clothing. There'll also be a theatrette program of Chinese video art.

Images: Chen Yanyin. 1949 Young Pioneers of Communist China. 2010. bronze, paint. / White Rabbit Gallery.

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