China's Exhibition in Sao Paulo
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China: construction and deconstruction exhibition will be held in Sao Paulo Art Museum, Brazil, on 18 November, 2008 through 15 February, 2009, during the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial, which lasts from 26 October to 6 December, 2008.

 

One of Ai Weiwei's exhibition works.

China: construction and deconstruction exhibition will be held in Sao Paulo Art Museum, Brazil, on 18 November, 2008 through 15 February, 2009, during the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial, which lasts from 26 October to 6 December, 2008. 

This exhibition is showing works by sixteen contemporary artists from China, most of them executed for this exhibition and seen here for the first time. The artists shown are Wang Qingsong, Chen Bo, Yin Zhaoyang, Wang Chengyun, Ma Jawei, Qiu Xiaofei, Ai Weiwei, Yu Xiong, Zhou Wenzhong, Mao Yan, and Liu Dong. The ongoing task of personally visiting their studios was very fruitful in terms of developing cultural dialogue irrespective of the linguistic barriers, since the power of communicating and comprehending contemporary art involves a language of its own driven by aesthetic and historical symbolism.

The arrangement of the works follows a route devised to show visitors the recent process of evolution in contemporary Chinese culture that reached its apogee by hosting the Olympic Games, one of the re references in Wang Qingsong's works shown here. The exhibition is based on icon marking China's millennial tradition, such as the dragon in Yin Zhaoyang's painting, or the individual perspective of ten artists using different ways of working. The exhibition ends in the gallery with Liu Ding's conceptual work Liu Ding's Store, an anthology of the production and activity of the Chinese art market.

[Editor] Mark Lee

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