Supports/Surfaces is a French artistic movement born during the ‘60s, a period of grand artistic effervescence, along with a distinct break from the past. The seventy-five works in the exhibition belong to fifteen artists who, at the time, questioned the very destiny of art itself, especially painting and sculpture. They undertook a reinterpretation of the academic traditions tied to the these two essential visual arts, with the aim of rediscovering the true essence of artistic creation. This brought about a break with pictorial space and sculptural form - painting acquired a dimension and spatial presence beyond the canvas, while sculpture was fragmented and dragged off its pedestal. An organic and stunning discovery of a chapter of the history of European art, both irreverent and courageous, which challenged all the rules of the academies and the very space conceived by art.
Chen Shaoxiong, Ren Jian and Wang Jing were the protagonists of indelible moments in the world of Chinese art in the 90s.