Created by Xu Zhen, “Physique of Consciousness” is the first “cultural fitness exercise” ever made. It consists of movements inspired by dance, martial arts, gymnastics and different forms of exercise, alongside spiritual and cultural rituals.
Tianzhuo’s mental projections are composed of images and installations constructed as theatres, filled with a menagerie of acrobats, androgynous characters, five-eyed blondes, gangster rappers and other outlandish characters on caramel and neon-coloured backgrounds.
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.
20 of the group's works have been selected for reproduction based on archives and documentary materials, which include installations, performances, videos, and photography.
On the basis of his lifelong archives, Jan Lauwers is building a monumental installation in which he reinterprets past works and materials and confronts them with art history.
Hereon, Zero For Conduct is neither a test nor a judgment. The curator wants to appropriate the name of Jean Vi-go’s movie to intimate an interaction between individual and system; at the same time, providing a response to the so called “attention economy”.
As a limited individual, man cannot understand the infinity of life. However, through body performance, one can explore and measure, thus increasing sensory perception as well as comprehension of this concept. Through his art, Liu Chengrui enhances individual experience and expands its dimensions.
As was written in the preface: “gravitational waves” is caused by the interaction between two objects with a mass, and it’s able to penetrate regions of space that electromagnetic waves cannot.
“Image Script” is the initial feeling of Mang Mang’s works from the curator Jiang Xuetao. After a decade of theatrical performance, Mang Mang had been the protagonist herself of all her works during 2009 to 2014. She acted as different “roles” and finished the special image creation.
It showcases a total of 34 (groups of) artists with...
Education plays a primary role in this process, especially university studies. How is what we learn of help to our future life, both in terms of a career and an understanding of the world? This spring, OCAT Xi’an exhibition programme explores this question.
Placing himself in the ruin, he tries to experience the accelerated urbanization in contemporary China by means of heavy physical labor so as to bring social problems and the individual memory into the context of physical memory that is lonely, quiet, barbarous, desolate and forceful.