Artists: He Wei, He Yida, Li Lang, Xiao Wenjie, Yang Xinguang, Ye Linghan
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space is always devoting itself to present and introduce works and projects of emerging artists who have outstanding talent and distinct value, and to discover and promote new creative artists. From this year, we are going to name the group exhibition project in the summer of each year as Summer Discovery. In the way of parallel exhibition, it will present the artists’ new experimental works and exploratory projects.
Summer is the season of all species with the most vigorous life force, is the first harvest time throughout the year. Moreover, it’s always been used to describe the splendid season of life. In Summer Discovery 2014, we select the creative and unique works of six young artists including He Wei, He Yida, Li Lang, Xiao Wenjie, Yang Xinguang and Ye Linghan, work media include painting, installation, animation and on-site project. Among these works and projects, some have presented the experimental results of their early stage, while some other have presented the fresh impetus in their career.
There is no relationship in art context or content between the six artists, except for the continued exploration, which is extremely unique and conscious. The presented phased fruit make us expect more of their future. Thus, they formed a parallel group full of vitality. Actually, they are just a possible epitome of the future of Chinese contemporary art, or a beginning of Summer Discovery project. From an art development perspective of view, there’s no existing tide any more for us to follow, contemporary art have enter the age of individual discovery. At this time, artists can not find their own art directions without confidence or courage. At the same time, only with open approach and rigorous attitude can we find these artists, or the future of Chinese art.
Summer Discovery is the summer record. Seasons are going round and round endlessly, with energy and wisdom in the details. In nowadays, China’s culture is re-trying to take strength from the source. Therefore, maybe Summer Discovery is also outlining a nicer and broader view.