Klein Sun Gallery. simple life is interesting!,

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Yang Xinguang Golden (detail), 2013. Aluminum, plastic board, iron, Wood 80 1/4 x 109 x 4 inches (204 x 277 x 10 cm)

Klein Sun Gallery is pleased to announce simple life is interesting!, an exhibition of pioneering young artists from China. Curated by Janet Fong, with artwork by Li Liao, Liu Chuang, No Survivors, Pak Sheung Chuen, and Yang Xinguang, the show is a reflection on the irony of the complexities that accompany any understanding of what constitutes a “simple life.” Through video and audio installations, sculpture, painting, and photography that highlight the mundane, the artists reveal the irony of the complexities which form “simple life.”

Hong Kong: 2011.11.8 – 2011.11.14, an installation by Pak Sheung Chuen, spans seven days worth of common place, yet creative, notes jotted down by the artist across the gallery’s two central columns and ceiling. The installation appears simple and underwhelming, but it is provocatively complex in content, expression, and significance. As the words crawl up and around the walls of the gallery they illustrate that simple aspects of life deserve a deeper investigation.

Art is Vacuum, by Li Liao, is yet another work that draws attention to the intricate, subtle, and emotionally vivid attributes of “simple life.” Li recorded an argument he had with his girlfriend’s father (now father-in-law). The audio recording captures details overlooked when viewers assume “simple life” is simple. Listeners immerse themselves in the artist’s hesitation as he begins the conversation, the father’s concern for his daughter, and the shared love for one woman.

The artist group, No Survivors, reveal an interrupted and complicated understanding of “simple life” through the acrylic paintings and photographs found in their Red Series. In the paintings and photographs that comprise Red Series, the artists use the color red to attack and invade harmonious and repetitious patterns. In the paintings, the color red shatters an otherwise peaceful scene. In the photos, the color red-and the individuals who define the color as blood-leaves emotional and human memories against the backdrop of a sterile pattern and an over-simplified world.

Yang Xinguang’s work, Mountain Rocks–like many of his works–alludes to the Arte Povera movement in Italy during the late 60s and early 70s. Using simple materials like stones to craft Mountain Rocks, Yang exemplifies the simplicity in form and the complexities in meaning found within “simple life.”

Liu Chuang provides powerful insight into the ideas behind “simple life” with his piece, Buy Everything on You. The work lays out the various articles of clothing and the assortment of objects that are typically found on an individual’s person. The artistry defies a traditional understanding of active creation, as Liu Chuang passively allows the piece to exist without alteration. In doing so, he allows viewers to question their relationship with the showcased items and in turn, the relationship these items share with society.

simple life is interesting! will be on view at Klein Sun Gallery from March 27 until May 3, 2014 and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Janet Fong. Mrs. Fong, along with Yang Xinguang, Li Liao, and Pak Sheung Chuen will be present for the opening reception on Thursday, March 27 from 6-8 PM. For more information please contact Christina Lee at (212) 255-4388 or christina@kleinsungallery.com.

凱尚畫廊很榮幸地為您呈現群展簡單生活,真有趣!。展覽包含了六位中國當代先鋒年輕藝術家:李燎,劉窗,無人生還小組,白雙全以及楊心廣的優秀作品,由方敏兒策展。展覽揭露了在當下文化,政治以及社會環境中,對於”簡單生活”的多層面的理解。通過影像音頻裝置,雕塑,繪畫以及攝影作品凸顯世俗層面,藝術家反諷了在”簡單生活”形式下的複雜性。

香港: 2011.11.8 – 2011.11.14, 是白雙全的一件”文字裝置”作品,時長7天,在漫步和間息之間,即興創作,藝術家將所有的文字草草記錄下來,粘在一起,交錯放置於展廳的支柱與天花板上。這件裝置作品以簡單且平淡的方式顯現,卻在其內容,表達和涵義裡充斥著亢奮的複雜性。正如這些匍匐在畫廊牆面上的這些文字,它們揭示了生活簡單層面是值得更加深入的探研。

藝術是真空,李燎作品,鮮活地點擊了”簡單生活”複雜而微妙的屬性。藝術家紀錄他與其女朋友的父親(現在的岳父)的一段爭執。錄音捕捉到一些往往容易被觀眾認為”簡單生活”是如此簡單時所忽視的細節。聽眾將自己沉浸在藝術家的猶豫之中,正如藝術家在對話一開始表現的那樣,父親對於女兒的擔憂,以及分享對同一個女人的愛。

無人生還小組,通過他們紅色系列中的丙烯繪畫和攝影作品詮釋了對”簡單生活”複雜理解。在繪畫和攝影作品構成的”紅色系列“中,藝術家用紅色顏料攻擊和入侵這和諧重複的模式。在繪畫作品中,紅色粉碎了原本祥和的景象。在攝影作品中,紅色-被獨立化,如血的顏色-遺留的情緒與人類的記憶,對斥那無菌的形式以及過於簡單的世界。

楊心廣作品,山石-正如他大部分作品-讓人聯想到上世紀六,七十年代發生在意大利的貧窮藝術運動。運用如石塊這樣的簡單材料創作作品山石,藝術家例證了簡單形式下的”簡單生活”的複雜含義。

劉窗通過其作品,收購你身上所有的東西,強有力地洞悉了”簡單生活”背後的意味。作品呈現了一個普通個體身上最為常見的各類衣物。正如藝術家在不作任何的改變下順意地展現物品的原貌,藝術上挑釁積極創作的傳統定義。以這樣方式,藝術家讓觀眾去質疑他們和展示物品的關係,以及它們和社會的關係。

簡單生活,真有趣!將於2014年3月27日5月3日在凱尚畫廊為您呈現。同時畫廊也會為您奉上附有策展人方敏兒撰寫前言的展覽圖冊。方敏兒將與藝術家楊心廣,李燎和白雙全一同出席展覽開幕式,開幕式時間為3月27日,星期四,晚6-8點。如果您需要更多與展覽相關的信息,請聯繫致電Willem Molesworth (212) 255-4388 或者發郵件至willem@kleinsungallery.com

Klein Sun Gallery, 525 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, Phone:: (212) 255-4388
Email:: info@kleinsungallery.com

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