MIDDLE EAST MIDDLE KINGDOM
Middle East, Middle Kingdom
Gao brothers,Qiu Jie, Hung Tung Lu,Han Bing,Chen Hangfeng,Liu Dao Collective,Wang Ziwei.
Etemad Gallery has the pleasure of inviting you to a new and ground- breaking Chinese Group Show from some of China’s most important contemporary artists. The 7 artists present a view of China and the world today tackling the uncomfortable ride between progress and the barriers of dictatorship, censorship, poverty and the encroaching urbanization of rural life with its promise of consumer and material wealth.
The exhibition features a diverse concoction of sculptures, charcoal drawings, paintings, paper cuts, digital artwork and political pop art.
The Gao Brothers photographic “illusions” look at progress and dictatorship; Qiu Jie ‘s Charcoals uses the nostalgia of the Maoist and mythical past, Hung Tung Lu redefines Eastern spirituality within a modern context by using light boxes for his imagery,;Han Bing photographs rural people trapped by the modernity of bricks; Hangfeng uses traditional paper cuttings to impress upon consumerism and traditional brands; Liu Dao Collective use LED to highlight China’s rapid urbanization; Wang Ziwei uses iconic pop art imagery to reflect upon the Maoist past.