Chongbin / Venice Beinnale

At the Venice Biennale, Zheng Chongbin exhibited his environmental video installation Chimeric Landscape in the international group exhibition "Personal Structures - Crossing Borders" at Palazzo Bembo, the European Cultural Centre in Venice. Curated by Maya Kóvskaya, the installation projects a stream of images of entropy--blood cells, riverways, billowing smoke, ink diffusing through fibrous xuan paper--on a translucent scrim set between jet-black surfaces and accompanied with a carefully devised soundscape. Immersed in the endless transformations, interpenetrations, reflections, and diffractions of images, the viewer perceives the vitality and agency of matter.