Flowers Gallery presents Self by Shen Wei

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Bringing together a selection of works by Shanghai artist Shen Wei, Self is a solo exhibition that incorporates both photography and video work. The collection expands from Shen Wei's works from 2009 to present day, and includes his latest series Broken Sleeve, which was inspired by an ancient Chinese tale of an emperor who had cut off his own sleeve instead of waking up his lover who fell asleep on it. This particular series explores the dynamics of how power and submission, harmony and danger co-exist in the same space, while his earlier series such as I Miss You Already takes a look at the notion of desire and control through Shen's nude self-portraits. 

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