9 September–18 December 2016
He Xiangyu and Liu Wei are among 74 international artists from 33 countries chosen to feature in the Yinchuan Biennale 2016. Curated by Bose Krishnamachari, the exhibition features works in a range of media, including film, photography, painting and sculpture.
‘For an Image, Faster Than Light’ is the theme for this year’s Yinchuan Biennale. The curatorial project aims to encourage discourses on the conflicts the world is currently confronted with, harnessing global creativity to build and convey possible propositions.
He Xiangyu contributes Man on the Chairs (2008-9) an installation and performance that utilises the ancient round wood aqueduct abandoned by Yunnan mountaineers, which has been dismantled by the artist and reassembled into more than one hundred chairs. A dancer performs choreographed movements on the chairs - meanwhile, viewers can step into the exhibition space and walk among them.
Liu Wei presents China III (2006), which encompasses traditional Chinese aesthetics and high-tech rocket engineering. In this work, Liu combines oversized, everyday ceramic objects to create an aerospace vehicle. The artist often re-works a range of materials and techniques, transforming them into sculptural objects and installations of layered complexity.
During Yinchuan Biennale 2016, artistic residencies, curators, critics and scholars will travel to Yinchuan to create site-specific works as part of the programme.
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He Xiangyu ‘Man on the Chairs’ (2008-2009)
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