INTRODUCTION OF SOME ARTISTS.
Born 1970, Inner Mongolia, currently lives and works in Beijing
“For me this kind of struggle through a form of self-exile is necessary in order to develop a consciousness in order to arrive at a new world.”
Yu Bogong is one of China’s distinctive voices to have been influenced by the Yuan Ming Garden artist village movement in the early 1990s – a founding movement, which helped to initiate the development of Contemporary Art in China. Born in 1970 to the ethnic Sunitezuo Qi tribe in Inner Mongolia, at an early age Yu Bogong consciously refused to adhere to the strict aesthetic education system of the Art Academy and instead joined the bourgeoning avant-garde commune before its dispersal. In a context where short-term spectacles dominate the local art scene, Yu Bogong has undertaken the Mandala Project, a body of work on an ambitious scale that will span a ten-year period.
His wide-ranging practice comprises of sculptural work, the invention of new games, neon diagrams, and drawing. From the period 2005 to 2015, the project will unfold in five overlapping parts to elaborate a hybrid of philosophical mediations of space and time. Mandalas are traditionally geometric diagrams used to notate metaphysical concepts and interconnected relationships between all matter towards attaining a conception of the Universe. Taking this as a departure point and responding to environmental disruption and social change in China, Yu Bogong’s work functions as open proposals towards a thought system re-calibrated to balance with the natural world. His practice evokes the intimate interplay between the construction of forms and production of symbolic meaning; together each work demarcates a self-reflexive meditative space; and more broadly they posit questions regarding our connection and impact on the world.
Yu Honglei"s work combines order and emotional memory, using literary methods to produce a narrative atmosphere. Through the selection of symbolic objects, the processing and transformation of materials, and intentional repetition and combination in placements, the artist is able to realize the extension of content so that the appearance and name of artworks coalesce into a discourse of unfinished statements. these artworks explore the dialectical relationships between ideas and form. He has also created projects that interact with space, placing audiences into limited or intentionally planned spaces to explore the distances between between degrees and methods among objective and subjective existence.
Yu Honglei, born in Inner Mongolia, 1984. Yu's work have been exhibited at the victoria and Albert Museum London, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, Museum of contemporary art Taipei, OCT contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen and the Shanghai Museum of Art.
Guan Xiao (b.1983, Chongqing) currently lives and works in Beijing. In 2006, she received a BA in Directing at Communication University of China. Guan Xiao's work relates to video, sculpture and other kinds of media to present the world as a flat and mixed situation in her work. She employs a particular Guan Xiao (b.1983, Chongqing) currently lives and works in Beijing. In 2006, she received a BA in Directing at Communication University of China. Guan Xiao's work relates to video, sculpture and other kinds of media to present the world as a flat and mixed situation in her work. She employs a particular visual language to re-contextualize various materials into her work and discusses the possibilities of “looking” and “practice” from a variety of perspectives. Exhibitions include Taikang Space, Beijing (2012); OCAT, Shenzhen (2012); V & A Museum, London (2008); and National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul (2007).