Half of the exhibits are put on display for the first time, casting new light on the evolution of the artist’s practice. By mixing everyday objects with his own individual experience, he manages to imbue them with the passion for exploring further on the spiritual level.
Zhou Xiaohu’s gesamtkunstwerk is an attempt to reconcile many conflicts from Chinese contemporary culture. Chinese bumpy journey towards modernity has been constantly challenged by the vast differences between the rural and urban, the traditional and modern.
He presents two full-gallery installations: one of the artist’s signature works of hundreds of everyday objects cast in white porcelain including teddy bears, hammers and stilettos, Regular Fragile and a new work Square (never before shown outside of China) of glistening pools of gold-coated porcelain on sheets of steel.
By embracing the self-portrait, Li Jin harkens back to the very origins of the aesthetics of Chinese painting—portraiture of moral paragons and extraordinary persons such as the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. Here his quasi-autobiographical figures are no longer contemporary merrymakers, but resemble ascetics and spiritual adepts of a timeless past.
Sea Pearl White Cloud presents newly commissioned work by Sydney-based Australian artist Lucas Ihlein and Guangdong-born Chinese artist Trevor Yeung, that reflect on the complex urban
geographies of the two cities.
The presenting artists are group of generation of 80s and 90s, they have merged themselves into both west and east culture through living and studying abroad. In such background, their concentrations tend to be apparently rebellious...
It will be their first solo exhibitions in China. Tatiana is well known for the large-scale spatial installations integrated with architecture and her paintings, while Laure mainly works on video...
“The Hill of Qi Fu” is going to be a long-term project of art. “Qifu’s” land and the “mountain crater” that surrounds it are not there-characterization of media, but the direct connection between the nature and our physical body.
The works in the exhibition have been selected from several hundred oils and drawings, and also includes documentary material such as drawings, photographs of the artist and his studio, a chronology, dozens of exhibition catalogs and a film featuring an interview with Ho Kan.
Their works address on the issues of the environment, nature and the philosophy of life, and their forms of art illustrate their own interpretations towards the world.
20 of the group's works have been selected for reproduction based on archives and documentary materials, which include installations, performances, videos, and photography.
The works selected for the exhibition extract and edit inundated mainstream elements, and seal it with a narrative that perfectly packages and illustrates the human society while the virtual world of numbers reflect contractions and paradoxes of reality.