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Jungle: A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends
Group Exhibition Platform China, Beijing
Date: 03.06, 2010 - 05.16, 2010

Artists: CHEN Wei 陈维 |  CHEN Xiaoyun 陈晓云 |  HU Jieming 胡介鸣 |  KAN Xuan 阚萱 |  LU Chunsheng 陆春生 |  LU Lei 陆垒 |  LIU Weijian 刘唯艰 |  XU ZHEN® 徐震® |  SHI Qing 石青 |  SUN Xun 孙逊 |  SHI Yong 施勇 |  TANG Maohong 唐茂宏 |  YANG Fudong 杨福东 |  YANG Zhenzhong 杨振中 |  ZHANG Ding 张鼎 |  ZHANG Enli 张恩利 |  ZHAO Yang 赵洋 | 

Exhibition Venue: Platform China Space A, B, C, inside and outside space if weather conditions allow

The “Jungle” is here. Hence, Jungle becomes a metaphor, an image to describe the patterns of an entire show, it indicates an ongoing investigation into the state of Chinese contemporary art trends, it introduces the mature tendencies of a more and more optimistic youth art.

Each single artist has already reached national and international recognition, however the development of Chinese contemporary art trends is still in the process of growth, it is somewhat of recessive. We hope that through this project we can show the status of the trends of this ecosystem. This show doesn’t attempt at forging a general panorama on current artistic tendencies, it wants to present a close-up view on a tiny slice of these artistic expressions. We hope that with the staging of a leading art movement we can investigate the potentialities of constructive trends, whilst surveying the reasons of their recessiveness.  The process of creation of “Jungle” comes from the artists themselves, from their self-identification with it to their acceptance and participation; this is a show whose structure is that of an ecosystem. There is not a particular theme for this exhibition; a part from displaying artists’ artworks, the show gives artists an opportunity to present their documentation, information and links to their websites or blog. What the artists will display through this show is their individual system. More precisely, this different modality of self- displaying has shaped a macrocosm whose semblance and characteristics are those of a “Jungle”. We hope that through the process of showcasing a whole range of trends we will be able to illuminate deeper analyses.


Organization of the Show

Principles for the choice of the artists: “Jungle” is a project launched and co-curate by Platform China; the participating artists are those that have self-identified themselves with the concept of the show or that have been recommended by others. The modes and format of the show have been discussed by the artists themselves and are still under discussions.

Configuration of the Show: the artworks will be completed prior the opening of the exhibition, however, if the situation requires, the artists will be free to continue to implement or add elements during the exhibition period. There might be some artists that will continue to produce works during the show. Possibly the show will be exhibited at different times in diverse cultural context so as to let it fully constitute it’s trend and continue to grow.  

Structure of the Show: comprising artists’ artworks and information, art organizations (in the development of artistic trends, there are some important and eligible no-profit organization that contribute to this artistic environment), art institutions, art groups. “Jungle” could thus be divided into three important sections: the first comprises on site works that express individual trends; the second is an area dedicated to the display of all the material and documentation related to the artists; the third is a website that also constitute an archive for each artists and links to their websites and blog.


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Related Exhibitions:
Jungle II -A Thriving Morphology 03.09, 2013 -03.09, 2014


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