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Poppy Dongxue Wu

MA work

Every Second In Between

Every Second In Between explores how the rise of privately owned public space increasingly blurs the boundaries between public and private experience by capturing the changing flows of people, traffic and information within the shifting landscape of massive regeneration. Artist Kyung Hwa Shon demonstrates how people in White City are forming connections within this rapidly evolving urban environment. Every Second  In Between also questions the balance between individual encounter and mass participation within the daily flow and collective movements of crowds.

Inspired by the writer Charles Baudelaire's 19th century concept of flânerie (the practice of walking in the city), and Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy, Kyung Hwa Shon created the fictional, faceless and genderless character of 'Stillman'. Much like the concept of flânerie and through 'Stillman', Shon captures the human experience of walking through cityscapes, occupying urban space and what lies in between personal and communal experience when moving through the city.

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Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2018

  • As a curator with a background in architecture, my current curatorial practice encompasses site-specific public art, multidisciplinary approach of knowledge production, and contemporary Asian art in the context of Post-colonialism and Neoliberal globalization. I see contemporary exhibitions as a form of cultural enquiries that sit in-between knowledge and play. 

    My graduate project Every Second In between explores how the rise of privately owned public space increasingly blurs the boundaries between public and private experience, and how an area is being active by its publics.

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, University of Liverpool, 2016
  • Experience

  • Gallery Assistant, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, 2017; Press Intern, MAD Architects, Beijing, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Every Second In Between, White City Place, London, 2018