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Fragments - October Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AN EXHIBITION entitled Fragments – New works by Huang Xu will be on display at the October Gallery from February 12 to April 18, 2009.

In his London debut exhibition, Chinese photographer Huang Xu presents a series of ethereal oversize C-prints exploring the fragile nature of the contemporary global economy.

The tattered remains of plastic bags and used condoms from rubbish heaps in China are collected and digitally remodeled in the 3D scanners normally used by archaeologists, to produce images of haunting luminosity.

Evoking the aesthetic of the sublime, Huang Xu’s vast prints capture freeze-frame shots of decay in a maelstrom of economic change.

Admission: Free.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm (Courtyard café is open Tuesday to Friday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm).

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL

Telephone: 020 7242 7367