The FINANCIAL -- Georgian National Museum D. Shevardnadze National Gallery displays artworks by Chinese contemporary artists. The Exhibition named “Constellation” was opened on June 8th.
This exhibition is a major symbolic event representative of the emergent Chinese avant-garde artists who influence the art scene in China today. This generation of artists no longer relies on the political history background and they have become the players of a larger scene, global in every sense. It shows an understanding of Chinese art as a vital and outstanding way of dealing with political, social and aesthetic issues.
Ai Weiwei, Hu Xiaoyuan, Li Shurui, Liu Wei, Lu Pingyuan, Lu Shanchuan, Ma Qiusha, Wang Guangle, Wang Sishun, Wang Yuyang, Xie Molin, Xu Qu, Xu Zhen, Yan Xing, Zhang Ding, Zhang Zhenyu, Zhao Yao and Zhao Zhao.
The Exhibition was implemented by Collector John Dodelande. He is from France, but he is already been a Georgian citizen since 2010.
“Silk Road is a real bridge between China and Georgia. The exhibition is a free word for modern Chinese artists. Such a large scale exhibition is first and unique in Caucasus region. Georgian visitors can see what people see in the developed world."- John Dodelande.
Chicken Cup, 2015
Reproduction of porcelain "chicken cup" at Sotheby's auction 2014 with "Beijing Fake" marking, Case of iron wood.
Ai Weiwei multiplies an object considered as rare and precious. He makes fake cups to criticize the infatuation of Chinese rich people who pay millions for a porcelain cup. His replicas devalue the original traditional cup while revaluing the artist’s artwork.
Acrylic on canvas
Wang Guangle positions himself both in time and space, where the painting process influences the result and the concept of his works, carrying emotions through non-sequential art series. Moving from the edges of the canvas to the centre in a methodical way he creates a sense of depth between monochromes and colorful surfaces.
Purple air G, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
Liu Wei interrogates his urban environment and city organization in a linear and mathematical practice. With Purple Air G, he questions urbanity in vertical, systematically patterned paintings.
Duration: June 8 - September 11, 2017.
The exhibition is curated by Ami Barak .
Supported by - Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
Media Partner is „BIO International”.