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"Chinese Experimental Ink and Wash"
2003-07-26 until 2003-08-17
Red Gate Gallery
Curated by Zhang Yu, the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing presens works by Chen Honghan, Liu Zijian, Sun Baijun, Wei Qingji
Zhang Yu, Shi Guo, Zhang Jin, Liang Quan, Pan Ying.
" In the development of contemporary Chinese art, the art of ink and wash is an unavoidable topic. In the past more than twenty years, as in the case of other genres of art, its experiences are no doubt one of the phenomena of art that people have paid close attention to, made careful analyses of and discussed. This is because contemporary experimental ink and wash not only involves many cultural concepts such as tradition and modernity, content and form, reality and history, but also has some connections with the innovation of artistic forms. " - Huang Du, Doctor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Art Critic
The discussion about experimental ink and wash since the 1990s has centered on the problem of whether experimental ink and wash can get into the mainstream of the contemporary Chinese art and that of its cultural staus in the art of the world. If we hope that it will be possible for contemporary Chinese ink and wash to make transregional and cross-cultural exchanges in the new century, we should not confine our exploration to the level of pure forms. Instead, we should transform the study about the problems within the system of Chinese ink and wash to the study of modern art and contemporary life from the angle of ink and wash and in a more open way, and then we should approach the problem of how contemporary art can explore and express modern spirit through the innovation of forms. The analysis and study of the significance of "experimental ink and wash" in art history is necessary to comprehensively understanding modern Chinese art, observing the transforming of traditional Chinese painting to the modern mode, and laying an academic foundation for the collection of contemporary ink and wash paintings.
- Yin Shuangxi
Doctor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Art Critic
Prophecy of the New Century: Birth of Life
No. 80, 2001
Ink and Acrylic on Rice Paper
125 x 125 cm