Zhulong Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2016, I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm, with video works by Stockholm-based artist, Johanna Billing. The exhibition will include a live performance, and various videos and photographic works from the artist’s extended practice. The non-narrative-based scenes, uncanny in their cyclical nature, teeter on the romantic but are firmly grounded in their concomitant approach to the politics of place, the body, and the individual in contemporary societies as wholes.
Completely improvised, Billing’s practice incorporates real people from the various locales where they are shot. In her latest works, Billing places under the surface inescapable politics of contemporary European nations that are undergoing massive political shifts such as those in Eastern Europe, and more specifically, Romania and Croatia. Recent works: I’m Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die, Magical World, and Another Album all address evolving situations, the individual in relation to power structures.
In addition to the exhibition, Zhulong Gallery and Johanna Billing will host a Dallas tour stop of the work “You Don’t Love Me Yet,” a live musical performance by a curated group of Dallas-based musicians on January 31 from 1–4 PM.
I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm will open January 29 with an opening reception on Friday, January 29 from 6–9 PM. The exhibition will remain open through March 5, Tues–Sat from 10am–5pm. For more information, visit zhulonggallery.com.
Johanna Billing (b.1973 in Jönkoping, Sweden) attended Konstfack, International College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm where she has lived and worked with video, film and performance since graduating in 1999. Recent major solo exhibitions include I’m Gonna Live Anyhow until I Die, The Mac, Belfast (2012), I'm Lost without your Rhythm, Modern Art Oxford, Moving In, Five Films, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, (2010), Tiny Movements, ACCA, Melbourne, I’m lost without your rhythm, Camden Art Centre (2009), Taking Turns, Kemper Museum, Kansas City; This is How We Walk On The Moon, Malmö Konsthall, (2008); Forever Changes, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel and Keep on Doing, Dundee Contemporary Arts, (2007). She has participated in survey shows such as 4th Auckland Triennial, Last ride in a hot balloon, Auckland (2010), Documenta 12, Kassel (2007); Singapore Biennale (2006), 9th Istanbul Biennial; 1st Moscow Biennale (2005) and 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Billing’s work has been covered in significant art publications such as Artforum, Frieze and she has also had numerous exhibition catalogues published on the occasion of her exhibitions. From 1998 until 2010 Johanna also ran the Make it Happen record label with her brother Anders, publishing music and arranging live performances.
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