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GENG JIANYI 耿建翌
b. 1962

GENG JIANYI 耿建翌
1991
Mixed media on wood
Collage, Paper on plywood
122.2(H)*97.5(W)*0.3cm
GJY_4073

Many people exercised the broadcast callisthenics. This series refer to the form of the wall chart of broadcast callisthenics. But here the mechanic explanation couldn’t be viewed as serious. Then what’s the meaning of how to teach the others to practice those daily behaviors? The sarcastic and naughty expression caters for everyone. The artist implied that once the basic behavior is being “culturalized,” then those basic instincts are lost.

Explanation of the work image:
Instruction of How to Walk (Four steps)
1.Lift the left feet and move it forward, and move the center of body weight forward.
2.Put the center of body weight on the left feet. Move the body forward and keep it being vertical to the ground.
3.Lift the right feet. Lean forward.
4.Move the right feet forward, and put the center of body weight on it. Repeat the whole process.
Cautions:
1.Follow the instruction. Do not do anything irrelevant.
2.Be quick and elegant.

Related Exhibitions:
Geng Jianyi-The Artist Researcher ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 01.18, 2013 -02.28, 2013
Wu Zhi Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai 09.07, 2012 -10.12, 2012


Related Texts:
The BEAT Series by GENG Jianyi - Explanation of the Images , ShanghART TEXT 2018-07-26



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