Gu Changwei, born in Xi’an, Shaanxi in 1957, graduated from the Department of Photography of Beijing Film Academy, Chinese film director and photographer, one of the representative figures of “the fifth generation of directors”. Since 2014, Gu Changwei has created a series of art works with RMB 100 as the subject matter. From the perspective of Renminbi, every piece of works is endowed with brand new life. Gu Changwei who pays continuous attention to social issues and the living state of ordinary people, makes use of his unique angle of view to change ordinariness into miracle, and extend microscopic parts in RMB 100 to be amazing and extraordinary art works. Gu Changwei makes use of “money” to expresses the reality of China today, the things that harass the tranquility of people, the things to create miracle, the aesthetics of money, and the desire for money. At the exhibition, through image, video, appliance, sculpture and etc., it demonstrates the reflection of artists on realistic social issues in China, and stimulates people’s limitless imagination with his unique angle of view.
About the exhibition
Exhibition Date: 2015-11-22 through 2015-11-29 12:00
Venue: Hall 1, 8, 9, the National Art Museum of China
Courtesy of the artist and the National Art Museum of China, for further information please visit www.namoc.org.