Terike Haapoja’s exhibition Closed Circuit – Open Duration at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai

Terike Haapoja’s exhibition Closed Circuit – Open Duration is open at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, from 3.6.–3.9. Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research, creation and scholarship of media art.

Closed Circuit – Open Duration is a large-scale installation that consists of several overlapping works that can be exhibited in different combinations. The work uses soil, plants, light, sound, video and various scientific research media such as carbon and oxygen sensors for looking into different aspects of human-nature relationship. Together these works create a garden in which organic, digital, electronic, human, non-human processes overlap. The viewer becomes an inhabitant of the garden, as he or she wonders through different spaces and sceneries. Mortality, communication, otherness inside us as well as surrounding us become the themes of the exhibition.

The exhibition is a site-specific adaptation of a series of works that were first exhibited in a solo show in Helsinki in 2008, and have since been shown in different variations in Finland and internationally, most recently in the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist based in New York. Haapoja’s large scale installation work, writing and political projects investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues arising from the anthropocentric world view of western modernism. Haapoja represented Finland in the 55 Venice Biennale with a solo show in the Nordic Pavilion (2013) and her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows around the world.

Terike Haapoja: Closed Circuit – Open Duration at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, 3.6.–3.9.2017

More information: CAC