UCCA is proud to present the public program series of “ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice”, consisting of “Self-Made, Self-Said” and “Ways and Means.” Chinese artists born after 1975 represent a striking diversity of practices and positions with methodologies distinct from any of the previous generations.
They competitively put their arguments forward, stepping up as a brave new driving force. In this series, titled “Ways and Means”, the curators invite key artists of “ON | OFF” to join them in discussions concerning their respective practice and methodology. Grouped by the topic, the artists will reveal creative microcosms through talks and forums.
In “From Senses to Ideologies” artists Xie Molin, Liang Yuanwei, and Li Shurui will discuss their practices, which focus on creating formally and visually appealing works, while distinguishing how their practices differ from so-called “abstract art.”
They will join curator Sun Dongdong in a discussion about the ideas that emerge from the process of forming a visual construction, and the logical relationship between recognizing an idea and recognizing its meaning.
Artist, b. 1979 in Zhejiang, lives and works in Beijing. He is noted for using “non-artistic” tools for painting. His solo exhibition “Xie Molin” (2012) and “XYZ” (2011) were shown in Beijing.
Artist, b. 1977 in Shaanxi, lives and works in Beijing. Painting and Installation comprise most of her artistic practice. Her solo exhibition “Golden Notes” (2010) was shown in Beijing, and her work I Plead: Rain was featured at the Venice Biennale in 2011.
Artist, b. 1981 in Sichuan, lives and works in Beijing. Notable works include the Lights series, and her solo exhibition “The Shelter: All Fears Comes from the Unknown Shimmering at the Edge of the World” (2012) was shown in Beijing.
Sun Dongdong (curator)