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What is Polit-Sheer-Form Office?

Polit-Sheer-Form Office, or PSFO in shortened form, is an art group founded in 2005 on the concept of collective art practice. Members of PSFO are Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Liu Jianhua, Song Dong and Leng Lin. PSFO has a global vision and focuses on the construction of the mental world. The group's art practice involves formalizing political, cultural, economic and daily life, blurring the boundaries between them, and transforming reflections, discussions, life tracks, and thoughts into sheer forms to construct the concept of "Polit-Sheer-Form".

 

"Library"

Commercial values have permeated our life as a measurement system or criteria in the contemporary society which is undergoing rapid economic development. While getting more and more egotistical, individuals are also becoming isolated in the market-driven society, and the connection between the individual and the collective is gradually losing. The Polit-Sheer-Form Office carries on their spirit in the installation "Library" on show at Beijing Commune, trying to deepen and refine the idea of "We Are Together". For PSFO, "the collective" is a way to show that "we" is another form of "I" and to awaken a more spiritual, artistical consciousness that is fading away. Through the collective creation of "Library", the group tries to demostrate an awareness of "the collective" which is about "we".

The five members of Polit-Sheer-Form Office are all mature artists working independently in the art scene. As a collective work , "Library" becomes a contrast of their individual work as artists and also another side of their art practice. "Library" is a work about the spiritually collective presented through a sheer form.