"Kiss and Tel" Art Exhibition
City: Tianjin
Curator: Li Boyan
Duration: 2018-04-29 ~ 2018-06-10
Opening: 2018.4.29,16:00
Venue: Sun Sun Art
Address: 2-27 Mian San Creative District, Haihe East Road, Hedong District, Tianjin
Participating Artist(s): Cui Yi、Liu Libin、Sun Cunming、Zhang Si

Publisher:Xu Shurui

Sun Sun Gallery is glad to announce that we are going to present a new exhibition, Kiss and Tel, on 29th April, 2018. The exhibition is curated by independent curator Li Boyan, presenting artistic exploration made in recent years by four young artists, Cui Yi, Liu Libin, Sun Cunming and Zhang Si.

The exhibition discusses the relationship between art and restriction, as well as the significance of art breaking restrictions. Every breaking through art would lead art into a stable historical development. During the process from the breakthrough to when a principle is established, accompanying the collapse of a set of rules’ restriction, the personal ambition of the artist would be reflected. Besides the popular aesthetic preferences ingrained in general public, the restriction lies in the constraint installed by people during certain period in some region. The name of the exhibition is borrowed from the symbolic images in Notorious directed by Hitchcock in 1946. Because the long shoot of the kissing scene in the film would have violated the Hays Code, the harshest film censorship at that moment, the director inserted scenes of telephone and dialogues unrelated to the context to keep the kissing scene within three minutes. It was not only a segment of the two main characters flirting, but also a romantic and clever retaliation against the restriction. In our exhibition, we borrow this scenario triggered by the pair of elements, Kiss and Tel, to recap the ingeniousness before a principle becomes established and the restriction differences originated from regional cultural divergence.

Artist Resums

Cui Yi, born in 1990 in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, currently living and working in Hangzhou. Graduated with Master Degree from the College of Sculpture and Public Art,China Academy of Art in 2016. She has won awards include Citizens Choice Award of 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival 2017 and Emerging Artist Subsidy of Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, 2017.

Liu Libin,born in 1985 in Xingtai , Hebei Province. Graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2010, has been working in Guan Jia Lin Art studio from 2012. The near future live and work in Chengdu. Recent solo exhibitions include the ones in REDUEART and JOYART.

Sun Cunming, graduated from ENSBA Lyon in 2015, and currently lives and works in his home city, Changsha. His recent work have been exhibited in Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Taikang Space and have been selected in the 61st Salon de Montrouge in France.

Zhang Si, born in 1987 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Graduated with Bachelor Degree from the College of Chinese Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010, with Master Degree from the Experimental Art Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. Currently living and working in Beijing, meanwhile contributing for ARTFORUM (CN) and other media.

Curator Resum

Li Boyan (b.1984),independent curator. He graduated from Department of Traditional ChinesePainting, Tianjin Academy of Fine Art in 2006. In the year 2012 he founded the nonprofit art institute Space Regeneration Project. Main exhibitions include"Bad new days ahead" (2017),"Tito's portrait" (2017), "ISBN:9787214056061" (2016), "Trio" (2015), " Fundamental Labor" (2015), "going to the Lighthouse" (2014), " WHERE ARTTHOU FROM " (2014) and so on.


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