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I love the Albion Building in Battersea. One more reason to visit this architectural landmark is the first ever UK solo show of the Chinese artist Sheng Qi, currently hosted there.

The name of Sheng Qi might not ring a bell for many people, but his work is memorable for most of us.

Following the events in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, the Chinese artist cut off the little finger of his left hand, a brave, shocking and very memorable gesture.

Sheng Qi – who now lives in London – famously incorporated this self-mutilation into his work, which includes photography, painting, sculpture, and performance art. His recent work continues in the vein of subtle but firm subversion and quiet political protest.

This is the first time that many of the works currently on display at Hua Gallery have been exhibited.

Exhibition: Sheng Qi: Post Mao

Until 20 December 2012 (MonFri: 9.30 am – 6 pm, Sat: 11am – 6pm)

Location: Unit 7B, G/F, Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4AX

www.hua-gallery.com

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