Until June 20
Entitled ‘World History’, this exhibition brings together in one show the artworks of eight emerging Chinese artists—namely Guo Hongwei, Wen Yipei, Jiang Pengyi, Shen Han, Guan Jun, Xu Qu, Hu Weiyi, and Wang Mai. The various mediums used by the octet of artists range from oil painting and photography, to installation and video. As the show’s title suggests, the subject here is the history of the world, but it is not a direct discussion of “world history”, as this term, in its true sense, only emerged after the Age of Discovery (which was accompanied by the global colonization and expansion of European capitalism). From a certain perspective, world history is also a narrative of modernity. As a system of knowledge or an everyday idea, capitalism is a logical discourse that interacts with us (at least those of in China) over a period of time and is inevitably projected onto our contemporary art. Through the intertextual relationships between the artworks—from the four conceptual perspectives of nature, the body, identity, and images—this exhibition presents a historical, silhouetted relationship between capitalism and cosmopolitanism.
Tang Contemporary Art
3F, Golden Place Plaza, 153 Rajdamri Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
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