'The tangible and the unreal' in the present Chinese art
New exhibition at the IVAM fruit of the collaboration agreement with the Shanghai International Cultural Association (SICA)
Bonsai : the tangible and the unreal nature in Chinese art brings together 43 works of twelve Chinese artists focused on social concerns with a critical and personal point of view . Combining traditional techniques and concepts of Eastern art with new materials and forms of the artistic expression of Western culture, China art is experiencing a renaissance in the field of visual arts that has resulted in a new aesthetic particularly original.
Song Kexi, curator of the exhibition, aims to show with this selection this delicate balance between East and West, public and private, modern and traditional. Contrasts that coexist in a balance in the daily life of China, underwent a rapid and accelerating social and economic transformation. From traditional and classic contrast between Yin and Yang in the video installation by Wang Pin, until the collision between the modern urban Shanghai Yiming Chai and the idyllic landscape of the Mountains of Kong Fu-Yi ch'un.
The informality of Zhu Lan, Yang Dongbai expressionism which refers to Giacometti, and the delicate treatment of the chromatic fields Ding She is opposed to air Pop Song Kexi, visual effects Qiang Cheng and Cai biological series bing. In all cases there is a dialogue between tradition and modernity, and an alternative use of techniques such as using rice paper, ink and watercolor, with materials such as silicone.
Bonsai: the tangible and the unreal nature in Chinese art will stay in the halls of the IVAM until August 28.