PUBLIC PRIVATE – Pond Society, Shanghai, 2023 (curated exhibition)


Pond Society announces PUBLIC PRIVATE, a two-part exhibition curated by Dr Jareh Das featuring Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Hayley Barker, Dominic Chambers, Hyegyeong Choi, Anthony Cudahy, Ulala Imai, Sarah Lee, Jonny Negron, GaHee Park, Sarah Slappey, Caroline Walker, and Michaela Yearwood-Dan.

PUBLIC PRIVATE surveys a cross-generation of 12 contemporary painters depicting intimate quotidian lives, interior spaces, nature and landscapes. The exhibition addresses themes relating to the intersection of the personal and public, intimacy and identity. Most striking is how each artist deftly deconstructs in their own way, academic techniques, art-historical references, cultural/pop culture, and figuration as reimagined astutely by this generation of painters. This allows painting and representative styles to emerge to create emotionally heightened narratives based on both lived and imagined experiences.

Part I: June 10 – July 20, 2023
Part II: July 29 – September 7, 2023

Location: Pond Society, 2555-4 Longteng Avenue, Shanghai, China

*image credit: Dominic Chambers, Warm Morning, 2033, PUBLIC PRIVATE – Part 1, Pond Society, Shanghai. Courtesy © Pond Society. Photo: Hong Zhang.