Wang Jing x Liu Beining: Swallows nested in wet mud and mandarin ducks nestled on the sand
Shao Jie: Alley, Ghost and Eighty cents
Ran Xinan: Part moon,part traveling salesman
Wang Jiajun:You know me better than that
From March 19th to May 19th, 2022, Inna Art Space will present the group exhibition “Spring Rolls: Spring Sleep Misses Dawn 2022” . Initiated by Song Yao, this exhibition will witness the participation of five artists: Wang Jing, Liu Beining, Shao Jie, Ran Xinan and Wang Jiajun. Spring roll is a Chinese dish with a long historical standing. For a fairly long time, as a cultural symbol, it represented the limited perception of the Western world for Chinese cuisine. Its “color, flavor and taste” can arouse public recognition, memory or imagination of Chinese regional culture.
There is a specific historical origin to compare “spring rolls” to the status of the Chinese Contemporary Art in the international art world. It is used to describe the Chinese Contemporary Art that has been accepted by the Western world and expressed as exotic sentiment in the eyes of the Westerners. Since the end of the last century, the contemporary art with this aesthetic characteristic has gradually attained success, which, to some extent, represents the value judgment from the Western world. However, things have changed so much with the passage of time. The wave of globalization has brought abundant information to China, leading to rapid changes in social landscape and breakdown of cultural barriers among regions. The artistic creators who have received the western and eastern cultural education will probably create a brand-new pattern for the Chinese Contemporary Art. They are not immersed in the popular theoretical system and cultural context in the Western world, nor do they make traditional culture a burden to their creative practices. At present, they can cast aside the role of “spring rolls”, and attempt to become the “perceivers” to study new issues on the “dining table”.more