“Sleepers: Eleven Yunnan Artist Contemporary Artistic Experimentation” Exhibition
Artists: Yang Yijiang, Sha Zhibin, Adam Lik Lui, Xiang Weixing, Zhang Yongning, Wang Yuhui, Zhu Xiaolin, Zhang Zhiming, Hu Jun, Li Xuefeng and Zhao Gang.
Curator: Luo Fei
Exhibition opening: 2010/1/8, 20:00
Exhibition Duration: 2010/1/8–1/31
These eleven artists are all faithfully playing the role of “sleepers”, sharing their experiences “in hiding” with everyone. Since ancient times, artists have always been a group of active sleepers. They engage in the act of creation through games, explorations, thoughts, accumulated experiences and constantly refined language, all in hopes of making a “prison break” from reality. This process is long, arduous, dangerous and debilitating, with the only comfort coming from the breakthroughs, large or small, that are achieved through creation. The saving grace of art is that it provides these “sleepers” with the idea of a shore to rest on, so that they can imagine the possibility of redemption somewhere beyond reality. This is the enchanting thing about art: the expectations of the “sleepers”, and the great and just “conspiracy theory”.
Foreword for the exhibition: Sleepers, by Luo Fei