Current & Upcoming Group Exhibition:
Opening: 15th, September, 2017
Date: 15th, September, 2017 to 17th, December, 2017
Location: Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Curators: Boliang Shen & Zhanglun Dai
Artists: Chen Zhou, Liu Shiyuan, Nabuqi, Li Ran
This exhibition grows from modern Chinese writer Ba Jin’s eponymous 1947 novel, which recounts the collapse of a family of intellectuals owing to domestic conflict against a background of national crisis. The curators invited the four artists, after reading the story, to play the roles of its four protagonists through their own artistic creation. Throughout the period of creation, the artists interacted with and responded to each other from their respective roles, forming a sort of creative collective built on the foundation of the novel. The final presentation of the exhibition is the artists’ response to their fictional personae as well as their current lived reality. The overlapping and mixing of these responses, in turn, structures a new space, a new text.
On July 15, Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs will open at Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok! A major traveling and transforming exhibition based on several intertwined lines of tension and narratives found today in the realities, artistic and cultural production, and contemporary thought in the Asian sphere and beyond.
Presented together with KADIST, San Francisco/Paris and Para Site, Hong Kong