BLANKgallery is honored to announce the opening of Pu Yingwei’s latest exhibition Pu Yingwei and Jim Thompson Architects on 16 September 2017. This exhibition represents Pu Yingwei’s three-year practical research on edge cities; it uses the pervasive climate of utopianism and the history of collectivist architecture that flourished in France during the 70s to overlap with the artist’s personal background, it also borrows from the mysterious figure of Jim Thompson, an enthusiast of oriental culture, as the other side of the artist himself to open up a dialectical dual narration. The artist uses various media including video, installation, photography, painting, publication, etc. to represent the flux and lingering of his individual identity under the context of globalization. Amid the gaps of overlapped history and culture, the artist attempts to bring forth a kind of emotional compensation through his personal experience, metaphorising and re-sketching the reminiscent imagery about “identity” and “motherland”. The exhibition will continue until 28 October.