Media·Experiment

Re-View——Opening Exhibition part of Cases·History

By Long Museum West Bund

Appearance of Crosses, Ding Yi, 2007, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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There were also a number of artists in the 1990s who immersed themselves in the world of art. It was they who made possible the development of concept art in China. Globalization has brought about economic growth and scientific progress, both of which have shed light on artists' thought and provided them with a new background for creation.While mechanical reproduction.digital technology, and cyber society have unleashed artistic imagination and productivity, new problems have emerged one after another as well. With regards to painting, artists such as Ding Yi, Wang Xingwei, Zhou Tiehai, Wang Yin, Yan Lei, Chen Wenbo, and Xie Nanxing have forged a spontaneous trend of artistic studies on the understanding and development of painting. Their spiritual exploration of contemporariness and the experience they have accumulated so far have created a unique scene composed of individual efforts and respective achievements.

Appearance of Crosses 95-8, Ding Yi, 1995, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Catalogue Cover Series-Living in Time, Yan Lei, 2002, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Yan Lei, when his work Limited Art Project (youxianyishuxiangmu) attracted extensive attention during the exhibition.

Colour Wheels 3, Yan Lei, 2007, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Sea of Flowers, Wang Xingwei, 2003, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Wang Xingwei. He began to draw attention after his early work The Man Who Plays on the Game Console(wanyouxijideren) was published on an art journal. However, only after the Periodic Exam (jieduanceyan) exhibition, curated by Gu Zhenqing in 1994, did Wang's works begin to draw wide public attention.

A New Story, Wang Yin, 1992, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Wang Yin. His early works Include the “Fiction Monthly" (xiaoshuoyuebao) series and the "Reading" (dushu) series while the "Soviet People" (sutianren) series and the Four Seasons (siji) series are among his laterworks.

Dining Party, Chen Wenbo, 2008, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Ten Self-Dressed Portraits: Wings, Xie Nanxing, 1997, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Bar, Zhang Enli, 1994, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Zhang Enli. In the 1990s, he created a number of expressionist works, depicting the survival and confrontation of human beings. His recent art works mainly feature his excellent combination of a composed structure and a Loose painting language.

Movie Star Series of the 1980s, Zhou Tiehai, 2003, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Zhou Tiehai. In the 1990s,he created works that cast irony on the pathogenesis of contemporary Chinese art market. He also participated in many important international art exhibitions including the Venice Biennale and the Documenta in Kassel.

Credits: Story

Director:Wang Wei
Curator:Wang Huangsheng, Cao Qinghui, Guo Xiaoyan

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