Curated by Cui Cancan
03.09. - 04.28, 2019
Beijing 1st & 2nd Space
Tang Contemporary Art is proud to announce the opening of “Chen Yujun”, a major solo exhibition for the artist, across both of the gallery’s Beijing spaces on March 9, 2019. Curated by Cui Cancan, this is Chen Yujun’s most important solo show in ten years, presenting an artist’s practice of layered experiences and media in paintings, woodcuts, collages, and installations.
In the first space, Chen recreates and interlocks spaces from cultural and social perspectives, presenting different threads and stages in his work since 2008. The second space centers on religion and nature, showcasing another dimension to Chen’s work. Viewers bring the interior of the first exhibition space outside with them, toward an untouchable nature and the myriad things that surround us all.
Chen Yujun was born in 1976 in the Fujian Province, China. He graduated with an MFA from the Department of Comprehensive Art at the China Academy of Art in 2007. Chen Yujun lives and works in Shanghai, China.
Chen’s work reevaluates the emotional bond to one’s homeland in a modern context whereby the migrant’s tribulation is shared across generations. Chen’s continued interest in the affinities between personal and social history as well as natural and manmade space take precedent in this ambitious presentation. His solo exhibitions include Transnational Room, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China (2012); Mulanxi River – Unsettled, Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012); The Empty Room, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China (2010), Jiangnan Manufacture, Line Gallery, Beijing (2007). Group shows include The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2016); An Anonymous Exhibition, Sheng Zhi Art Center, Beijing, China (2015); The World III in the Third World, Chulalongkorn University Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2014); Destroy and Rebuild: New Painting, Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2014); ON/OFF: China’s Young Artists in Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); Dawn: New Art from China, Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012); Ri Yong – Chang Xing, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China (2011); and Invisible Wings, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China (2010).
Chen has also showed works at the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale at OCAT in Shenzhen, China, and has been invited to lecture at Rockbund Museum, Shanghai, China. He is collected by the DSLcollection, Paris, France; Long Museum, Shanghai, China; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; and White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia.
Curator: Cui Cancan
Cui Cancan is an independent curator in China, he has won Chinese Contemporary Art Award Critic Award, Yi Shu Award for Critical Writing etc., curated main exhibitions like Hei Qiao Night Way (2013), Xiang Cun Xi jian Chui (2013), FUCKOFF II (2013), Unlived by What is Seen (2014), Between the 5th and 6th Ring Road in Beijing (2015), The Decameron (2016), Curated solo exhibitions like Ai Weiwei, Xia Xiaowan, Shen Shaomin, Wang Qingsong, He Yunchang, Xiao Yu, Qin Ga, Xie Nanxing, Shi Jinsong, Li Zhanyang, Xu Zhongmin, Ma Ke, Xia xing, Zhao Zhao, Li Qing, Chen Yufan, Chen Yujun, Li Binyuan, Feng Lin, Zhang Yue, Zong Ning, Jiang Bo etc.
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