The exhibition will be composed of Installation, Video, and Photography. Participating artists: CHU YUN, HE AN, JIANG ZHI, KAN XUAN, LIU WEI, SHI QING, QIN SIYUAN, WANG WEI, XU ZHEN, YANG ZHENZHONG, ZHU YU.
At first glance, “NONO” may convey simple rejection or negation, but it is in fact multi-directional in nature – it can reflect a type of self-criticism, or suggest a reaction to an external force. The 11 individuals in this show are not linked by one artistic concept, but by their life experiences and emanating spirits. There are no guidelines or slogans; instead, there exists a multiplicity of voices which rely on the divisions of this world to access one of imagination. The work displayed is actually trapped by its own wit and enthusiasm, it’s artistic sincerity restricted by freedom. Is there an illusion of swampy marshes from which contemporary Chinese artists must rescue themselves? Is a “bottle neck” among art and artists a hypothetical exercise, or a sign of imminent disaster? To what degree can an artist’s social idealism incite response? Can the work be interactive, or will it merely exist as the artist’s self-delusion? Do these conflicting realities point at a deficiency in the practice of contemporary art, or in the artists themselves? These 11 artists have struggled, but persevered, in expressing themselves honestly amidst the contradicting realities of contemporary art.
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