All posts tagged: 当代艺术

Curatorial: 2016′ Slow at China Exchange, London

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, …

Review: Illusionary Memory by Chinese Photographer Mo Yi.

Original published at: Hemera Collective Photo Blog: REVIEW by Fangfei Chen: Illusionary Memory by Chinese Photographer Mo Yi.   Although I have seen many photographs by MO Yi before, I met him for the first time in person at the Dali International Photography Exhibition this year. There he invited my friends and I to visit his new exhibition Illusionary Memory at the Three Shadows Art Centre. The exhibition uses images taken from the Cultural Revolution—including photography and poster art—to discuss and explore notions of memory and history. Nearly all of the installations are made of squared industrial tiles. Each of these tiles has been painted with a small Chinese character on a single colour backing. But they can also be divided into three kinds.   Firstly and most dominantly, tiles are glued together to make a flat surface which hangs from the wall. In the newsletter from the Three Shadows Gallery, GU Zheng emphasises that these works present the passivity of history and discusses the relationship between viewers, artworks and history. It is true that viewers …