Faurschou Foundation presents ‘Entropy’, a group exhibition that aims to grasp the Chinese arts scene through the exploration of works by seven Chinese contemporary artists. Consisting of seven sections, works presented in this exhibition have never been showcased in Beijing before, featuring artists He An, Yang Fudong, Liu Wei, Sun Xun, Zhao Zhao, Yu Ji and Chen Tianzhou.
This exhibition seeks to offer viewers insights to the complex and constantly evolving art scene in China today. In establishing this framework, artists have been given their own exhibition section. These artists were raised in China during different stages of social and economic reform, with the overarching notion of China’s surging economic growth and cultural exchange holding together this exhibition’s central theme. ‘Entropy’, in its scientific term, measures the number of possible states in a given system. In this exhibition, it highlights China’s one voice, “formed by many, and can be interpreted and experienced in various ways.”
He An, Liu Wei and Yang Fudong, all from the 70s generation, have translated the complexities of their rapidly changing environment into installations, paintings, sculptures, and video works. These works are derived from “conflicting emotions, caused by clashes between urbanism and nature, as well as deep-rooted traditions and a new modern reality”, all of which have been experienced by them through their youth.
Zhao Zhao and Sun Xun, from the early 80s generation, present installations with references to politics, history, and mythology. Zhao Zhao’s works takes on a subtle means of expression, whilst Sun Xun’s works carry a more overt approach.
The youngest in the group, Yu Ji and Chen Tianzhuo were both born in 1985. They were raised in a China that had acquired much more wealth and stability than previous generations. These two artists have integrated elements related to religious and everyday rituals through site-specific installations and performances.
Faurschou Foundation began its venture into the Chinese arts scene over a decade ago with the opening of its space in Beijing. Since their establishment in 2011, it has since profiled itself as an institution with significance through the continuation of their journey in exhibiting artists who are relevant in shaping the art scene today, both in China and abroad. Faurschou Foundation has held solo exhibitions by Cai Guo-Qiang, Louise Bourgeouis, Shirin Neshat, Gabriel Orozco, Danh Vo, Bill Viola, Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono and Liu Xiaodong.
'Entropy' is on show at the Faurschou Foundation until 24 February 2019.
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