SLOW：Zhu Yingchun, Carlos Jiménez, Aaron Distler
International Art’s initiative Shaire 是野 is honoured to present Slow, an exhibition and artistic exchange conceived by artist Zhu Yingchun with Carlos Jiménez and Aaron Distler. The exhibition is organised on the occasion of Nanjing Week and London Design Festival and features newly commissioned works by the artists.
Zhu Yingchun, Aaron Distler, and Carlos Jiménez respond to the subjects and visual systems within nature through media such as film, sculpture and the book form. The artists focus on the process of conscious formation versus the pace of their actions while using the forces of nature – including fire, steam and light – to create their work.
The title of the exhibition Slow is inspired by the signal 慢, displayed at the entrance to Zhu Yingchun’s studio in Nanjing, China. This sign greets visitors and reminds them to slow down and consider their environment carefully – setting the stage for discovery.
Curated by Fangfei Chen and Jaime Marie Davis
Exhibition dates, China Exchange, 20–24 September 2016 10.00 – 18.00
Book donation, British Library, 20 September 2016 18.00 – 20.00
Opening celebration and music performance, China Exchange, 21 September 2016 18.00 – 21.00
Workshop and artists in conversation, China Exchange, 24 September 2016 15.00 – 17.00
15.00 Chinese ink and wood block/bookmaking workshop
16.00 Zhu Yingchun, Carlos Jiménez, Aaron Distler in conversation with critic Sacha Craddock.
17.00 Tour with curators Fangfei Chen and Jaime Marie Davis
Address: China Exchange, 32A Gerrard St, London W1D 6JA