What intrigues me is the simple and flexible character of the wires. The thread is closely related with fragility, inability, fickleness in my world, but the metal wire is ductile, which can be hard or soft, straight or curved, adding the creativity of my works.
The book release event will be hold at 19:30 on Oct 10 at TCG Nordica Gallery. Related to the release event, TCG Nordica will arrange a discussion about how contemporary art has developed in Yunnan since 2000 when Chuangku and TCG Nordica were established in town. The whole event will be in Chinese and English.
I named the book To Start from Art. To me, whether as artists or curators, it’s about starting from the arts at and in our hands, continuously improving our own ideas, and sharing them with others. With efforts and understanding, we may be able to go to the origin of what art is all about.
The art scene already has so many people and galleries that know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. Luo Fei is one of those artists who opens up a space of what Hou Hanru would call a ‘third way’ — something different from the capitalist-dominated or state-dominated models.
Through his own work, his work with TCG Nordica, Luo Fei, is an important bridge builder between artists, between art and society, opening up for reflection on art, faith and social concerns, and also inspiring us in far away Nordic countries…
In this bilingual book To Start from Art, Luo Fei grasps the Word, rebuilds artistic morals, and listens to his conscience about what moves art and artists, forging the stories of Chinese and international artists into his view of the artist’s prophetic role and his critical insight into artistic phenomena.
This book uses examples from the past decade of contemporary art in Yunnan Province to demonstrate developments in Chinese art and ideas.
You recently wrote a preface for an exhibition on post-70s Yunnan artists, using the term “non-stream” to describe them. You wrote, “Non-stream is a state that is neither mainstream nor non-mainstream, a state outside of the streams.
Zi Bai is having his first solo exhibition in Kunming. The exhibition, Made in Spectacle Society is a photo-based exhibition, the works are from 2007-2008. Zi Bai was born in Xishuangbanna and has now moved to Kunming. We asked him a couple of questions about his art and what inspires him. Can you tell us […]
Ink painting and calligraphy are unique art forms within traditional Chinese culture. For almost a century, western and Chinese cultures have collided and intermingled, a process that has continued to present an ever-changing set of challenges for artists.