EXHIBITION

Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization

 

Artists: Cai Dongdong, Cheng Ran, Gao Lei, Guo Hongwei, Hao Liang, Leng Guangmin, Li Liao, Li Ming, Li Shurui, Lin Ke, Liu Yue, Ni Youyu, Qian Jiahua, Taca Sui, Yang Xinguang, Zang Kunkun, Zhang Ding

Curator: Zhu Zhu

Opening: 4:00 pm, Oct. 17th, 2015

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 17th to Nov.16th,2015

 

 

Hive Center for Contemporary Art is honored to announce the large scale group exhibition Editing the Spectacle. Opening on October 17, 2015, this exhibition will utilize all five exhibition halls at the Hive Center to present works by seventeen increasingly mature and important young contemporary artists: Cai Dongdong, Cheng Ran, Gao Lei, Guo Hongwei, Hao Liang, Leng Guangmin, Li Liao, Li Ming, Li Shurui, Lin Ke, Liu Yue, Ni Youyu, Qian Jiahua, Taca Sui, Yang Xinguang, Zang Kunkun and Zhang Ding. This exhibition examines the multiple creative threads young Chinese artists have followed since the widespread adoption of conceptual art and new media. The exhibition will continue until November 16.

This exhibition focuses on artists’ individualized approaches to information, historical documents, virtual reality and the spectacle society. Mediatization refers to the experience of images and reality brought about by the internet and digital technology, and the machinations of artistic ideology behind it, as well as Chinese artists’ constant ruminations on Western concepts and techniques since the rise of Pop under the conditions created by this technology. In such artistic practices, “editing” can be seen as a basic methodology. It takes a stance that is at once immersed and aloof, following imaginary logic to draw out all manner of visual markers and link together heterogeneous elements within the fluid network of knowledge, through which artists can compose and transform individual texts, at once softening the identity of the creator and strengthening self-orientation within the art system and thus realizing social participation or interactivity.


This exhibition marks another collaboration between Hive Center and curator Zhu Zhu, following Fly Through the Troposphere: Memo of the New Generation Painting (2011) and Lightness: a Clue and Six Faces (2013), in our continuing effort to construct a local narrative for Chinese contemporary art.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Cai Dongdong, Cheng Ran, Gao Lei, Guo Hongwei, Hao Liang, Leng Guangmin, Li Liao, Li Ming, Li Shurui, Lin Ke, Liu Yue, Ni Youyu, Qian Jiahua, Taca Sui, Yang Xinguang, Zang Kunkun, Zhang Ding
CURATORS
 Zhu Zhu, poet, curator and art critic. Born in September 1969.
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Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization

DATE: Oct 17 - Nov 16, 2015

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CURATOR: Zhu zhu

ARTIST: Cai Dongdong Cheng Ran Gao Lei Guo Hongwei Hao Liang Leng Guangmin Li Liao Li Ming Li Shurui Lin Ke Liu Yue Ni Youyu Qian Jiahua Taca Sui Yang Xinguang Zang Kunkun Zhang Ding

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