Artists: Cang Xin, Huang Yuanqing, Li Shan, Xue Song, Xiao Lu Curator: Liu Li Academic Director: Wei Jingjing Opening Ceremony: 29/12/2018 16:00-19:00 Exhibition Duration: 29/12/2018-07/02/2019 C3.4F,301 Zhoujiapai Road.Yangpu District,Shanghai
The aesthetic formula caused by Marcel Duchamp provides us a kind of object: As the artistic material, most of them are not used by art but other purpose. However, some of them are produced for art. As the same material objects, they are the physical parts of art creation.
Jan Van Eyck improved the tempera painting skills in the 15th century, aroused the artist’s interests of imitating the nature, he provided an object simultaneously: The nature. The difference between the first object is that natural figurative image is a kind of gist of artists, it’s not the physical parts of art creation. However, if the understanding of the first object is “art is the superorganic supplement of instrument ”, then the second object is “art is the superorganic supplement of nature ”. The nature means mental object.
There is another object which aheads of the others and it is the reason for artist to use this physical object to connect with the mental object. This object makes all single behaviors belong to the entirety which makes the concept of single object meaningless. This is the third object, it seems the basic source of everything, but it has the empty character.
The concomitant relationship of these three objects decides the primary structure of art creation. Dividing is not to briefly review the western art history but to provide a microscope perspective, we can easily find the ignoring questions for long-term which regard Duchamp as the principle in the western art system, the complexity of “object” (A1) in the Duchamp formula A2=A1+(a,b,c…). Ignorance of this complex situation leads to those “reasonable creation” attached to the first object and empty “zombie form” , even makes influences in the concepts art world.
We invite five Chinese widely from others but representative artists to observe the structure relationship of three objects. The exhibition bases on the attitude of tracing of its source, and revealing the thinking of artistic essence.