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Notes Chinese Artistic and Intellectual Voices from the End of the Twentieth Century

Date(s) - 23/06/2022 - 24/07/2022
All Day

Channel of Thoughts By IOAM

Location Address Building A08, 798 Art Zone, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road

City Beijing



“Notes: Chinese Artistic and Intellectual Voices from the End of the Twentieth Century” (hereinafter referred to as “Notes”) is a new chapter in the study of the history of Chinese contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century, succeeding our previous exhibition “Waves and Echoes.”
Curators: Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu
By presenting words, notes, images, documents, archives, and works of artists, curators, and scholars, “Notes” surveys the trends of thinking and practices of China’s intellectual and artistic communities at the turn of the century. Upon entering the 1990s, the concepts and imagery of the end of the century and the 21st century made constant appearances in the discourses and creative works of scholars and artists of that time. On one hand, they attempted to break away from the semantic and interpretive system of the 1980s and establish a system of social reality and value that directly addressed and belonged to the 1990s. On the other hand, they perceived the arrival of the turn of the century as a significant point in time that brought them expectations as well as a sense of complexity and sorrow, caused by the shock of the market-oriented economy. Through these traces of reflection, we witness scholars and artists of the time retrieving, examining, and reassessing the experiences, experiments, emotions, trends, and debates of the 20th century. In this case, this exhibition also becomes a historical “notebook” that documents the existential and creative state of thinkers and practitioners at the turn of the century.

We would like to acknowledge the following artists, curators, and scholars for their generous support and contribution to this exhibition:

Ai Weiwei, Bai Yiluo, Chen Pingyuan, Chen Shaoxiong, Chen Wenbo, Dai Jinhua, Ding Yi, Feng Boyi, Feng Feng, Feng Mengbo, Gu Dexin, Hai Bo,Han Song, He Yunchang, Hong Hao, Hong Zicheng, Hu Jianping, Huang Du, Jiang Jie, Jiang Zhi, Lei Yi, Leng Lin, Li Xianting, Li Zhanyang, Lin Yilin, Liu Jianhua, Lu Hao, Luo Yongjin, Ma Liuming, Qian Liqun, Rong Rong, Song Dong, Song Yonghong, Song Yongping, Sun Ge, Wang Hui, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jin, Wang Jinsong, Wang Xiaoming, Wang Youshen, Wei Guangqing, Wen Hui, Weng Fen, Wu Xiaojun, Xiao Yu, Xing Danwen, Xu Jilin, Yang Zhichao, Yi Dan, Yin Xiuzhen, Zhan Wang, Zhang Dali, Zhang Kebiao, Zhao Bandi, Zhao Chuan, Zhao Liang, Zheng Guogu, Zhu Fadong, Zhu Ming, Zhuang Hui, Zou Yuejin.





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