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Park Nights presents Shen Xin’s explorations of emotion + criticism in ‘half-sung, half-spoken’ at Serpentine Galleries, Aug 25

23 August 2017

Shen Xin is presenting half-sung, half-spoken at London’s Serpentine Pavilion on August 25. 

Part of the Park Nights 2017 programme, Shen will unveil a “live interpretation of her films, exploring criticism as an embodied emotional state.” The screening and performance touches on her recent major four-channel video installation ‘Provocation of the Nightingale’ (2017) currently on show in Gateshead as part of the 2017 BALTIC Artists’ Award exhibition, running June 30 to October 1. 

In a recent interview with the artist, Shen spoke about her interest in emotional states and how they are informed by socio-political structures, as well as the shift in her practice towards a more sensory way of making and viewing art.

Park Nights is an “experimental, interdisciplinary live platform” that runs over the summer, with other artists including Arthur Jafa, Bouchra Ouizguen, Tamara Henderson, Black Quantum Futurism and others.

Visit the Serpentine website for details.**

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