Contemporary Art

Curation 1: THIS IS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. (Feb. 2015 in UK)

Generate Idea: a transnational curatorial group exhibition, which gethers artists from UK and China. Artworks of this exhibition are considered contemporary by artists themselves.

Methodology: reflective curation, philosophical reflection, comparative analysis, translation

Idea selection:

(1) understanding on the term of contemporaneity

(2) understanding on the term of text art.

Develop chosen ideas: 

(1) Literature reviews on contemporaneity, contemporary Chinese art and written words in contemporary Chinese art.

(2) Reasearch questions:

Is the “contemporaneity” of Chinese contemporary art still referring to “post-modern” or “avant-garde”?

What is the reason that caused the text-based art are not seen much in Chinese contemporary art?

(3) Output:

a contemporary Chinese text artwork: “不言而喻” (Chinese)

documentation of the artwork

texts of the curation

Theorise ideas:   

(1) Ideological chronological division and correlation of contemporary Chinese art.   

(2) Contradictive ideologies in contemporary Chinese art, which relate to populism and democracy.

Application of theories to next curation.