A Collective for a Journey through the History of Chinese Art

A Collective for a Journey through the History of Chinese Art
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The large halls of the Song Art Museum host a collective exhibition that retraces the evolution of Chinese contemporary art through the works of 40 of its most noteworthy and interesting proponents from various generations. From the paintings of Yu Hong from the early 1990s focusing on the female figure, to the large sculptures experimenting with materials by Sui Jianguo, from the canvases combining socialism with pop language by Wang Guangyi to the iconic series by Zhang Xiaogang, Bloodline, the itinerary conceived of by curator Wang Ming’an moves between the local and global spheres, between introspection and exploration, giving the public at large the chance to see works which have written Chinese art history in person in an architectural setting of exceptional beauty and tranquility. The exhibition draws inspiration from the text by Deleuze and Guattari A Thousand Floors. Capitalism and Schizophrenia and freely reinterprets the concept of rhythm and repetition as an often non-linear and continuing process that is characterised by perpetual evolution and an opening towards new possibilities.

Manuela Lietti - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing