In 2021, Ben opened WS GALLERY, also known as the “Little White Villa ” which transformed a century-old historic building, situated in downtown Shanghai, into a pristine art space that combines history, oriental aesthetics and forward-thinking exhibitions that inspire modern living.
The opening exhibition of WS GALLERY, titled "Three Floors" and created by contemporary artist Wang Tiande, showcased the artist's explorations and personal collections, including literary supplies, calligraphy, paintings, stone inscriptions, and rare editions of ancient books. Wang's exhibition brings to life the daily experiences of a modern artist and his perceptions of life and society, garnered wide praise within the local community.
The exhibition featured three chapters “Touch & Reach", "Calm & Wait", "Swim & Wander”, which respectively focused on the introspective thinking of creation and the expression of eternity by the three artists Su Chang, Tang Guo and Han Feng.
I've Forgotten The Question
The exhibition focuses on a series of works by Shi Yong, who used textual grammar, the cutting and reorganizing of objects as a creative method in the last decade. The exhibition title is taken from the homonymous work I’ve Forgotten the Question, a quote from Georges Bataille’s book The Impossible.