Four Seasons: Autumn
Yunnan Female Artists Exhibition
Exhibition opening: 20:00, Nov 9, 2012
Exhibition duration: Nov 9 – Dec 3, 2012
Address: TCG Nordica Gallery, Chuangku, Xibalu 101, Kunming
Bei Xuejuan, Chen Lingjie, Diao Xihua, Fei Min, Fei Xuemei, Guo Junxiu, Guan Saimei, Chao Zhaodan, Lin Binbin, Li Hongju, Li Jingfei, Lv Lirong, Lei Yan, Liu Zefang, Ma Dan, Pu Huaxian, Pu Yan, Pei Ziye, Su Yabi, Song Ziping, Song Huan, Wang Yuqing, Wang Aiying, Wu Yanxi, Ye Songqing, Yang Yanqiu, Zhu Xiaolin, Zheng Shuwen, Marjan Verhaeghe(Belgium)
Curator: Sun Guojuan
Academic host by: Luo Fei, Yang Jianru
Artistic director: Lei Yan
Producer: Mao Di
Designer: Chen Manni
Translation: Yuzuki H.
Kunming Xinghe international art town
TCG Nordica Gallery
Kunming Shangjiu Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
To Yunnan Female Artists
by Sun Guojuan
Here comes our new episode of our four-year project “The Four Seasons”, and it is the “Fall”.
The female artists’ exhibition is now entering the last quarter, and I cannot believe time just passed so quickly. As we planned before, the exhibition will take place every year, and last for four years in total. Now when we look back, everything seems still there, including all the memories, happiness and pain, which really inspire me a lot. Life also has four seasons, which contain all the obstacles from life, the doubts to life, and the strong souls after painful experience.
We really should learn to appreciate all the experience we had before, because those are factors actually created us today, no matter how sad or how happy they are. Now it is fall again, a harvest season, we should also realize there is a harvest in our heart somewhere, from which we will see what our past has planted. This harvest will become a new seed in our heart, and it will bloom next spring if we water it with courage and diligence.
Here I sincerely appreciate all the non-profit organizations and friends who sponsored the project, and give the warmest thanks to all the female artists who contributed to the project and the staffs who worked for the project.
Their Pictures, Their Dairies and Their Mood
by Yang Jianru
There is a group of female artists located in Yunnan where they are using paintings to illustrate their ideas about philosophy of life. All these are nothing about anger toward to male dominance, and they just want to let the world know who are they and what they are doing through their pictures and their writings.
Yunnan used to be an milestone for the modern Chinese art, which can be traced back to early 30s or middle of 80s last century, but people can still feel there is a clear stream of inspiration goes quietly over there today. Female artists have showed their capacity to do excellent art works way back to the 80s, by using their own unique perspective of life. Now the new project called “The Four Seasons” is created by artist Guojuan Sun couple of years ago, to continue the legend of Yunnan Female Artist, and pass the treasurable legacy to the next generation.
Just like the four seasons in a year, the project has welcomed the forth exhibition “The Fall” on November of 2012. Fall means harvest in all cultures, and this exhibition will also be a harvest for the four-years exhibitions. This exhibition will include paintings, Chinese traditional paintings, pottery, sculpture and installation, which are all the recent works from Yunnan female artists. I wish everyone can enjoy the exhibition, and have a silent moment to read the information behind all the excellent works and have a conversation with the great souls who have spent days and months to make all the works.