"Poetry of the Flow II" Yahon Chang Solo Exhibition
City: Beijing
Duration: 2018-12-15 ~ 2019-01-20
Opening: 15 December, 2018 4:00pm
Venue: C-Space+Local
Address: Red No.1 - F, Caochangdi Chaoyang District, Beijing
Participating Artist(s): Yahon Chang

Open studio:9,11and 12 December from 3-6pm

C-Space+Local is pleased to present Taiwanese artist Yahon Chang’s first solo exhibition in Beijing, Poetry of theFlow II, curated by Maria Rus Bojan, 16 December 2018 - 20 January 2019. On view are large-scale gestural ink paintings on fabric created on-site at the gallery in the week preceding the show and new figurative explorations in the medium of clay.

Immersing himself in the history and energy of Beijing, Chang is using the gallery as a studio from 9 - 12 December. Open to the public daily from 3-6pm to invite cross-cultural dialogue and view artistic process, the artist creates an interactive environment, tackling philosophical, spiritual and existential issues that revolve around the city’s cultural backdrop.

Exploring painting as performance, Chang uses elements from classical Chinese calligraphy and ink painting combined with Western expressionism in a highly physical and performative manner to create his own aesthetic.

The exhibition is the second iteration of Poetry of the Flow, first presented in Palermo, Italy, at Manifesta12 in 2018. Also on display is a video interview between Yahon Chang and Maria Rus Bojan offering insight into the artist’s immersive practice.

About the artist

Born in 1948, Yahon Chang lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. Solo exhibitions include: Poetry of the Flow, Manifesta12- Collateral Event, Sala delle Armi, Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, Palermo, Italy(2018); The Question of Beings, MACRO, Rome, Italy (2016) and the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2015); The Hundred Faces, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2012); and Yahon Chang’s Sensibility – Face to Face, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea (2011).Group exhibitions include: Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (2012); Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (2011); and Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea (2011). His work is in the collections of the Shanghai Art Museum and Busan Museum of Art.


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