1 September 2012 – 26 January 2013

Re-visiting & re-imagining favourites from the collection

DOUBLE TAKE is inspired by themes of fakery and verisimilitude, mixing the most popular works from earlier shows with breathtaking new pieces. A double take is a second glance, a delayed response to something that initially seems within easy comprehension. The works start with simple, singular premises that turn an assumed convention on its head. The show partly consists of
a re-hang of previously exhibited works, taking the DOUBLE TAKE theme to another level. Despite the limited opening up, China remains repressive, and a gulf of inequality between the new generation of capitalists and the masses of poor is widening. As such, the themes of brutality and quiet violence hidden within many of the DOUBLE TAKE’s works provide a counter-melody to
their surface beauty.

DOUBLE TAKE is drawn completely from Judith Neilson’s renowned White Rabbit Collection.
CURATOR: Paris Neilson

Please click on the artists’ names below to discover more information about each artist and their work.


Gao Feng 
2007, 3 pcs, suitcases, mixed media

Lu Xinjian 
City DNA—Beijing, 2010,
acrylic on canvas, 200 x 400 cm

Shi Jindian 
Blue CJ750, 2008,
coloured stainless-steel wire,
260 x 170 x 102 cm
Beijing Jeep’s Shadow, 2007, 
stainless-steel wire, 
420 x 180 x 130 cm


Cong Longqi 
Dust, 2008,
mixed media, dimensions variable

Du Jie 
Green, Yellow, Brown, Orange, all 2007,
all acrylic on canvas, all 25 x 25 cm

Gao Rong 
1/2 Level, Unit 8, Building 5, Hua Jiadi North Village, 2010,
cotton cloth, sponge, 260 x 166 x 184 cm
Station, 2011, 
fabric, metal, sponge, thread

Liao Chien-Chung 
Goddamn Life, 2008,
motorcycle frame & parts, bicycle parts, video (colour, sound), motorcycle
132 x 233 x 93 cm, video 1’41”

Shen Liang 
This is a Book, 2007,
12 oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm each, and 12 comic books

Tu Wei-Cheng 
Happy Valentine’s Day!!, 2011,
mixed media, dimensions variable

Wang Gongxin 
Dinner Table, 2006,
table, video (colour), 250 cm diameter, 5.10 min


Ah Leon
Memories of Elementary School, 2010, ceramic stoneware, clay, 60 x 44 x 66 cm, 36 x 39 x 62 cm

Du Xia
Moustache (Stubble) 1 and 2,
2008, oil on canvas, 210 x 180 cm

Liang Yuanwei
Piece of Life 18, 2008,
oil on canvas, 200 x 170 cm
Salt Series—Little Clocks, 2007, 
canvas shoes, hawthorn candy, food preservative, Tiger Balm tin, bankbook, cigarette packet, powder compact, photograph, envelope, shirt, watch hands, dimensions variable

Bai Yiluo
Illumination, 2011,
antique wood and metal lamps,
600 x 600 cm

Li Hongbo
Paper, 2010, paper, dimensions variable

Liu Zhuoquan
Object Series, 2007, glass bottles, mineral paint, various sizes, dimensions variable

Cracking Sunflower Seeds, 2011, animated video (colour, sound), 5 min

Yang Xinguang
Cudgels, 2008, wood, mat, 190 x 95 cm

Zhang Chun Hong
Life Strands, 2004, charcoal and graphite on paper, 1160 x 150 cm

Xue Feng
In the Back Garden, 2009,
oil on canvas, 200 x 250 cm


Ai Weiwei
Sunflower Seeds, 2010, porcelain, 500 kg

Dai Hua
I Love Beijing Tiananmen, 2006,
digital print on paper, 635 x 110 cm

Zhou Xiaohu
Renown, 2007,
fibreglass, silicone, clothing, video camera, tripod, microphone, video projection, 170 x 300 x 175 cm,
4 min 30 sec

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