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This September, as part of the UCCA Curated By… series, Liu Wei will introduce Wang Yuyang and Hu Xiangqian, two young artists whose creative mediums are as uniquely experimental and varied as those of the curator himself.
Wang Yuyang works with installations, photography, video and painting; he currently teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, his alma mater. His works take a humorous and fictional approach to exploring concepts of artificial reality and the relationship between cognition and perception. For his exhibit at UCCA, he will present a group of "breathing" sculptures in the form of household items such as televisions and air conditioners.
Hu Xiangqian enjoys incorporating aspects of daily life into his practice and transgressing the separation between art and everyday life. For his exhibit at UCCA, he plans to go into the wild with a "Survival Guide" and attempt to survive sensibly by employing the impractical skills illustrated in his survival guide. The artist will document the experience on video in order to share his adventures with UCCA exhibition-goers.
These two works of humor and absurdity by Wang Yuyang and Hu Xiangqian will be shown in the same space, UCCA’s White Cube & Black Box.